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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe & Benefits

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe & Benefits

 

Chia pudding is perfect as a quick and nutritious breakfast, afternoon snack, or healthy dessert.

As my family and friends know, it brings me pure joy expressing my love through food-especially baking. The intention with each of my recipes is to inspire health, happiness and wellness. The inspiration behind this recipe was my daughter. As a toddler, she’s going through a finicky food phase and I was concerned about her lack of daily protein intake. She likes coconut milk and vanilla; naturally I thought a vanilla chia pudding recipe would be perfect. I added a pinch of cinnamon because its wonderful for gut health, and aids in naturally reducing sugar cravings.

Don’t be fooled by their size. These tiny seeds are full of goodness, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. And, unlike flax seeds, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body, making their nutrition easy to incorporate into the kitchen. With 5 grams of fiber and 2.6 grams of omega-3 fats per tablespoon, plus protein, iron, calcium, and magnesium; chia seeds are definitely a super food! The fact chia seeds can absorb so much liquid also means that they take on a pudding-like consistency when you mix in a little almond or coconut milk.

It’s so delicious, and easy to make too.  And by the way, it was a hit with my daughter and the whole family!

Now seek out this super food and whip up this must have healthy delight!

Let me know how you and your family enjoy it!

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

Rich in omega-3 fats

Good plant source of calcium and iron

Improves blood cholesterol profile

Helps regulate insulin levels in blood

 YIELD: 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups coconut milk

1/2 cup Chia Seeds

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons of honey

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon of sea salt

METHOD:

Combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in blender to combine. Next transfer to a bowl and whisk in chia seeds (Make sure the chia seeds are completely coated in the mixture to ensure proper absorption.) Pour mixture into a jar or glass container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel. Stir or whisk a few times within the first hour to help it gel evenly.  Top with your favorite fruit and/or nuts.

Easy recipe to prepare at night and have ready for a fast breakfast the next day.

 

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