Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Everyone loves a delicious, healthy snack that can fuel our bodies without hindering our diet and exercise goals - which is why chia seed pudding is a perfect option! My yoga instructor always reminds us that balance is the key to total wellness. So I have found ways to "cheat" when it comes to snacking with the help of this creamy, nutrient-packed alternative. Together, we will take you on a journey to discover what all of the fuss over this health food trend, chia seed pudding, really is all about and how you can make your version at home. Get ready for some deliciously balanced snacking!

Chia seed pudding is a snap to make. Try serving it for brunch.
Chia seed pudding topped with candied nuts that have been honey roasted.

Chia seeds are a great thickener in puddings and shakes.

This chia seed pudding is perfect for a quick breakfast or midday snack. Chia seeds and flax milk have Omega 3's, which is great because of their pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and heart-healthy properties. Chia seeds are not only great detoxifiers but also rich in fiber, and they provide a feeling of satiety (feeling full).

I use chia seeds in my morning shake. I like the gelatinous texture. If you don't, drink it up quickly before the gelatin it's most noted for begins to form. Chia seeds can also be used to fortify and thicken soups.

In this recipe, we are refrigerating the shake recipe so that the chia seeds activate and create gelatin. Top this chia seed pudding with your favorite nuts, fruit, or a combination. Garnish with a drizzle of your favorite honey on top.

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Gather your Ingredients

Get your ingredients together. You'll need flax milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, mission figs, and orange oil or orange zest if orange oil is too difficult to find.

Mix the pudding ingredients.

Hand mix all ingredients in a large measuring cup, whisk together well and pour into individual dessert cups.

Refrigerate and decorate

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with orange rind, your favorite candied nuts, and a drizzle of honey.

ingredients for chia seed pudding
Making chia seed pudding with honey in our test kitchen

Tucked away in the ancient histories of Mexico lies a powerful seed with incredible strength and endurance - Chia. This superfood has been boosting energy since 3500 B.C. when Aztecs used it for its exceptional nutritional benefits! From then on, this tiny powerhouse traveled far beyond Central America: Mayans believed that chia seeds give you increased vitality; religious ceremonies involve using them as an offering to deities due to their sacredness… even today, these miraculous grains are being ground into flour or pressed for oil- all while still providing immense health advantages! So don't be afraid to indulge in some delicious yet healthy Chai Seed Pudding - because who doesn’t want superpower snacks?

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