Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, Omega 3’s, calcium, iron and protein.  They are great for increasing energy and for health.  Known as a superfood, Chia was cultivated by the Aztecs.  Lots of runners eat Chia seeds for strength and endurance!   It is a great snack, breakfast, or dessert.

Chia Seed Pudding
1/2 cup organic black and/or white chia seeds
2 cups unsweetened almond (or favorite plant) milk *
1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla or ground vamilla

In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure out 1/2 cup of chia seeds. Add the almond milk, agave or maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir rapidly every few minutes. The chia seeds expand soaking up the milk and making a tapioca-like consistency.

When it has set up, pour it into a container and keep it in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!

* When using storebought plant milk, use 1 1/2 cups.

4 thoughts on “Chia Seed Pudding

  1. I sampled chia seed drinks several times at food fares, but I bought some seeds for the first time last weekend. I made your recipe last time, and it is really delicious and simple. It's also healthy if you don't put too much maple syrup, and I had some for breakfast this morning. It was refreshing.I also really like that fact it doesn't require any cooking and barely makes any dishes.Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I am a late-blooming chia-fanatic! Just discovered chia pudding at Le Pain Quotidian at $6 for about a half-cup. I was hooked, and 2 days later have already made my first 2 batches! WIll try your chocolate version soon. Oh– I substituted organic lemon extract instead of vanilla and it is divine!

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