healthy eating recipes Aug 26, 2020

Chia seeds are small white or black seeds which when wet become a sticky, gel-like substance that helps clear out your large intestine as it travels through.  This tiny seed packs a big nutrient punch.  It's rich in healthy fats and satiety-boosting fiber.  Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids along with B vitamins, fiber, protein and calcium round out the list of reasons to eat this super-food.  Aside from adding chia seeds to salads or smoothies, you can sprinkle them in yogurt, bake in breads or muffins and make an instant pudding out of them! 

Here is an easy first-timers recipe for Chia pudding.


Chia Seed Pudding

Time to build: 10 minutes      Ready in:  1-2 hours after refrigeration  

Things you need: 

  • Chia seeds (black or white doesn’t matter) - 3-4 Tablespoons
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy of your choice) - 1 cup
    I like almond milk but cashew or coconut milk are good options too.
  • Spices (cinnamon, cardamom) - 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon
  • Maple syrup or honey for sweetness - 1/2 Tablespoon
    For a sugar free option use a sugar substitute like stevia.
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)

Toppings - fresh fruit or berries, granola, nut butter, coconut, cacao nibs.


1. Stir together Chia seeds, milk, maple syrup (or whichever sweetener you’re using) and vanilla.  3 Tablespoons of seeds to 1 cup of milk

2.  Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir again to break up any clumps.  A fork or whisk works well.

3. Cover and put in refrigerator for 1-2 hours. 
It should become a thick pudding like consistency.  Add more seeds if it has too much liquid and refrigerate again.

4.  Add toppings and ENJOY!

Variation - If the texture of the pudding is too dense, try blending it in a high powered blender until it's smooth and creamy.  Without blending, it will be more like tapioca pudding.  

I hope you enjoy this healthy pudding!

Until next time

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