Chia Seed Pudding

by Elizabeth Girard, MS, L.Ac.

Let's try something new! While looking for a healthy "sweet" snack for my 1 year old daughter I came across this great recipe. 

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

1/4 cup of Chia Seeds
1 1/4 cup of milk (coconut or almond milk is my favorite to use)
1 tbsp of maple syrup (add more or less to your taste)
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Mix all together in a glass. (I use an old canning jar so I can keep a lid on it and shake it.) Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or over night.

*Shake it a couple of times in the beginning so the seeds don't all stick together and get clumpy. 

Now here is the fun part! To eat you can add berries or granola or both. I also have used chocolate flavored almond milk which is a great treat. The Chia seeds don't have a flavor so you need to add things you like. You can even blend fruit and add that to the mixture before it forms.

Why Should I Eat Chia Seeds?

  • They are very high in nutrients! Fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, protein and omega- 3s.
  • They are high in antioxidants. Which helps prevent aging and cancer. 
  • Very high in protein which is great for weight loss because it reduces appetite and cravings. 
  • Great for maintaining good blood sugar level and has been shown to help people with type II diabetes.
  • Helps cholesterol and heart health. 

Remember eating food isn't always about pleasure. Food is what gives our body energy and keeps us alive!