14 Aug Recipe of the Month: Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seeds, an ancient superfood, pack a powerful nutritional punch. Follow this recipe for Chia Seed Pudding for a healthy treat that can both boost energy and reduce inflammation.
*Yields 4 servings
- 1 cup of unsweetened, vanilla-flavored almond milk (or substitute 1 cup of skim milk or 1% milk)
- 1 cup of plain, low-fat Greek or regular yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of sugar free maple syrup, or a sugar substitute such as a sweetener (or leave the sweetener out)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of chia seeds
- 1 pint of strawberries
- ¼ cup of sliced almonds
- In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or 1 teaspoon of sugar substitute) and vanilla until just blended.
- Whisk in the chia seeds; let this stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Stir again to distribute the seeds if they have settled or clumped together.
- After 30 minutes, cover and refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, serve pudding into 4 bowls or glasses; top with berries or a non-sugar sweetener to spice things up.
Need another idea for adding chia seeds into your diet? Follow last month’s recipe for Overnight Oats and add in a tablespoon of chia seeds for a boost of heart-healthy fats that help reduce inflammation and boost fiber.
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