Chia Pudding

This is a basic Chia Pudding recipe with simple variations for vanilla, chocolate, mocha and breakfast style. Get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and minerals in a delicious snack. I use it to curb my cravings at night and find it hugely beneficial as a post workout snack for active muscle recovery.

Basic Chia Pudding Recipe

2 cups non-dairy milk (try almond, cashew, organic rice or organic soy milk)

2/3 cup chia seeds

2 TB agave syrup or 4 TB coconut palm sugar

Variations for Chia Pudding Recipes

Vanilla Chia Pudding: Basic chia pudding plus 1-2 tsp  vanilla extract.

Chocolate Chia Pudding: Basic chia pudding plus 2 TB cacao or cocoa powder.

Mocha Chia Pudding: 1 cup non-dairy milk, 1 cup coffee of your choice (cooled), 2TB cocoa powder, 2/3 cup chia seeds and 4TB coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)

Breakfast Chia Pudding: Basic chia pudding plus 1TB goji berries, 1TB mulberries, 4TB oats, 2TB desiccated coconut, 1tsp maca, 1TB maple syrup, and sprinkles of cinnamon. Store overnight in the refrigerator.

Instructions:

In a bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, chia seeds and your choice of sweetener. Alternatively, use a glass jar (I use my recycled pasta sauce jars), put all the ingredients and give it a good shake for about 20-30 seconds. It’s best to chill overnight but it will form a nice pudding consistency within 3-5 hours in the refrigerator. Spoon into serving dishes and garnish with your favorite toppings. Need ideas? Try grated dark chocolate, desiccated/shredded coconut, sliced bananas, and fruit.

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