Simple Chia Seed Pudding
This small seed produces big benefits. Aside from being a nutritional powerhouse filled with an easily digestible form of protein that is a rich source of iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous, chia seeds have also been touted to help with everything from achy joints to endurance to weight loss. Try this basic chia seed pudding recipe, and then add some flair to this superfood staple by mixing in fun flavors & spices.
½ cup chia seeds
2 cups plant-based milk (almond, cashew, hemp, coconut)
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Mix & Match Add Ins
½-1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cardamom
2-3 teaspoons lemon zest, orange zest or lime zest
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 tablespoon fresh turmeric, grated (or 1 teaspoon ground)
2 tablespoons raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
½-1 cup fresh or thawed frozen berries blended into the mixture
Maqui berry powder
To make a smaller batch, simply cut the recipe in half.
Pour all ingredients into a bowl. Stir until well combined. Allow to sit for 30 minutes whisking every 10 minutes until mixture thickens. Place in the refrigerator and store for several hours or overnight. Check for desired thickness and flavor. Adjust if needed. When ready to serve, spoon into bowls (or store in mason jars) and top with fresh berries. Enjoy as breakfast, a midday snack, or satisfying dessert!
Keeps in refrigerator for up to 4 days.