If you’re looking for a healthy recipe, then this one’s for you! Chia seeds are packed with a ton of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats, making them one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. These tiny seeds can be sprinkled on smoothies or cereal, but I prefer them in the form of chia seed pudding. When soaked in liquid, these tiny seeds plump up, which gives them a delicious, pudding-like consistency.
For this recipe, I prefer to use coconut milk because of its natural sweetness, but you can use any non-dairy milk alternative you have on hand. Regular milk works just fine, too. If you don’t have honey on hand, try swapping in maple syrup or agave nectar for sweetness. When eating your chia seed pudding, it’s all about the toppings. For a delicious and healthy breakfast, top your chia seed pudding with fresh fruit and granola. Or, try this recipe as a guilt-free dessert by serving it with a spoonful of natural peanut butter and chocolate chips on top. Enjoy!
Chia Seed Pudding
Makes 4 servings
½ cup chia seeds
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 Tablespoon honey
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract vanilla
In a medium bowl, mix together the chia seeds, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then stir again. Cover the chia seed pudding and refrigerate overnight.
Stir the chia seed pudding before serving. Top with your favorite fresh fruits, nuts, or granola and serve.