In my quest to eat healthy with less refined sugar, I've recently discovered chia seed pudding. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein and healthy omega-3 fats, to name a few. Take a look at this interesting article by the Huffington Post if you're not super familiar with these tiny super-food seeds. Chia seed pudding can be made with any type of milk. Personally, I've tried it with regular 2% dairy milk and homemade almond milk. The almond milk received the winning votes from both me and the Hubs. The pudding has a similar texture to tapioca pearls but in my opinion the chia seeds are far tastier.
For a different twist try these various flavors and fruits
Mix-Ins- Blueberries, Raspberries, Mango, Pineapple or Blackberries,
Milk- Almond, Soy, Dairy or Coconut
Toppings- Fresh fruit, granola, minced mint leaves, dark chocolate, walnuts, or pecans
Strawberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding
Yield- 1 Serving
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup diced strawberries (plus 1/4 cup to garnish at end)
Combine chia seeds, milk, honey and vanilla in a small cup or 1/2 pint Mason jar. Mix thoroughly and stir in the diced strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve with additional strawberries on top of pudding.
|Stir in the strawberries|
|Ready to set in the fridge|