Delicious Chia Seed Pudding

What can I say, chia seed pudding is one of my favourite breakfast dishes.  It is so tasty and nutritious, and it doesn’t leave you with that heavy feeling after a meal.  I like to serve myself a big bowl, and guess what?  The guilt does not follow.  It is such a versatile breakfast where you can add fruit, nut and seeds of your choice.  It is not only great for breakfast, but it can be a special treat for kids too!  It’s a wonderful dish to add to your day!

Nutrition wise, chia seeds are filled with goodness.  In 100 grams of chia seeds your body will find 7.72 grams of iron (to maintain good blood health), 34.4 grams of fiber (to help with sweeping the intestine and keeping the blood sugars low), 335 mg of magnesium and 631 grams of calcium for healthy bones and teeth.  Not to mention the generous serving of 23.66 grams of essential fatty acids for optimal brain and nerve function.

Chia seed pudding is designed to taste great, keep the body healthy and moving and keep your cells at optimal function.  Try the recipe today!

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cup of almond milk

1 cup of organic coconut milk

1/3 cup of chia seeds (white or black)

2 tablespoons of agave or a liquid sweetener of your choice

Directions:

Place the chia seeds, almond milk and coconut milk in a large bowl.  Add the agave or liquid sweetener to the mixture.  Stir until the chia seeds are evenly distributed, not lumpy and the mixture is smooth.  Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place it in the fridge overnight.  In the morning uncover the bowl (notice the swollen and plump delicious looking seeds), add fruits of your choice chopped, such as oranges, mangos, pineapple and pears.  You can also add dried fruit to it such as currants, goji berries, cranberries and raisins.

As for nuts you can add cashews and for seeds add pumpkin or sunflower seeds.  Dress it up and make it fun!  I like to add shredded to coconut to my pudding as well, it adds a nice texture and flavor to it all.

I hope you try this recipe today, and when you do; leave a comment below and let me know how you found it.

 

The nutritional references used in this posting are found at http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/.

2 comments

  1. Hebergeur says:

    I m so glad thay I discovered this new way to have chia seeds because the other recipes I tried were a little gag-worthy ??. Thank you, Dana for creating such simple and oh-so delicious recipes! It makes being vegan a whole lot more fun!

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