Chia pudding is one of our favorite treats. It’s smooth, a little sweet and quite delicious! It also has the added bonus of being fantastic for you. Chia seeds are packed with nutrition, and they’ve been shown to aid weigh loss, help athletes stay hydrated, reduce blood pressure and help control blood sugar.
Chia pudding is quite simple to make and, because it’s not cooked, even raw food enthusiasts can enjoy this delicious dessert!
Start by pouring 2 tbsp. of chia seeds into a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk or soy milk, 1 tbsp. of nut butter (such as raw smooth almond butter) and a handful of chopped strawberries or half of a mashed banana. Stir the ingredients to combine, then cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes, or until it has thickened. Serve it with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or organic cacao powder. Delish!
We love to mix it up by adding nuts, dried fruit or sweeteners to this chia pudding recipe. A tablespoon or two of walnut pieces or chopped raw pistachios give the pudding a fantastic richness and crunch. Dried blueberries, organic sour cherries and jumbo golden raisins all pair well with the pudding’s texture and flavor. Organic maca powder, organic agave syrup and honey can give the pudding a little extra boost of sweetness that you might enjoy. A little experimentation definitely pays off with this recipe. Let your imagination run wild!
Do you make chia pudding? What are some of your secret ingredients?