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Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

Chia pudding with almond milk is a great dairy free low calorie breakfast, snack or dessert. Top with your favorite fresh or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, or even chocolate chips!

Chia pudding with almond milk in a glass jar on a white marble counter

Being a kid in the 90’s and seeing chia pets grow before my eyes on clay heads in commercials while waiting for my favorite TV shows to resume, I never would have guessed that I’d one be eating the seeds in a pudding.

Only as an adult did I learn that chia seeds were staple in the ancient Aztec and Maya diets, and that seeds have been touted for their health benefits for centuries.

 In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”

Technically there are many ways you can eat them, like sprinkled over a salad. However, this chia pudding with almond milk is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it.

The seeds are absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing a coating that gives chia-based foods and beverages a distinctive gel texture.

Chia pudding is reminiscent of tapioca and can be eaten as a breakfast, a dessert, and even a snack.

One of the things I love about it is that you can make it ahead of time as a part of meal prep and it will keep in the fridge for a week.

You can mix things up by topping the pudding with fresh fruit or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, granola, and more.

Yield: 1 serving

Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

Chia pudding with almond milk in a glass jar on a white marble counter

Chia pudding with almond milk is a great dairy free low calorie breakfast, snack or dessert. Top with your favorite fresh or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, or even chocolate chips!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Sit Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Toppings of choice

Instructions

    1. Add chia seeds, honey or maple syrup, cinnamon (if desired), and vanilla (if desired) to a jar. Pour in almond milk and mix well.
    2. Let settle for 2-3 minutes. Mix again until you see no clumping.
    3. Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
    4. When you’re ready to eat it, top with your favorite fruit and/or nuts.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 9gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

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