Monday, April 22, 2013

Chia Pudding

As I mentioned in my post on poached pears, I am trying to be healthier this spring, so I was looking for a quick and easy dessert that also had plenty of protein in it.

Enter Chia Pudding!

The chia seed is making a huge fuss on all the store shelves and in magazines and heatlh literature. Mayeb it's the new power food. It's the secret from the Amazon tribes. Pretty much it's having it's heyday right now so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Plus, who doesn't love a gluten-free, dairy-free dessert? (Usually me, but I'm branching out!)

Chia Pudding:

1/2 cup Chia seeds
1-2* cups milk (regular, or coconut, it works with either one)
zest of 1 clementine (or other citrus, to give it a little depth)
optional: 1 tablespoon of sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.)

* For some unknown reason my Trader Joe's chia seeds like a 1:2 ratio of seeds to liquid, but most online recipes call for 1:4, go figure!

Ingredients for Chia Seed Pudding

Mix all ingredients together in a covered container and refrigerate for 10-12 hours or overnight.

How to make Clementine Chia Pudding


I garnished mine with some clementine slices to punch it up a little. My kids loved this, and you dont' have to tell them it's healthy, just that it's a new dessert you are trying!

chia seed pudding, so easy and only 3 ingredients


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Jen @ de Jong Dream House said...

I just made something very similar today. I put a teaspoon of homemade vanilla instead of citrus. Yummy!

Amy said...

I bought some chia seed to try today. The guy at the grocery store checking me out said to soak the chia seeds in water first before using. I guess since you didn't mention it, it's not necessary for this recipe. Maybe that happens overnight in the milk?

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