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Overnight Chia Seed Pudding: Two Ways

 

Recipes that involve “soaking overnight” are becoming exceedingly popular. It allows for less time in the kitchen and more time elsewhere which comes in handy if you are a parent or work full time. For me, any recipe that doesn’t have me waking up extra early to prepare is a winner, especially if it’s a healthy recipe as well. Kelly has gotten me addicted to chia seeds. They are high in calories and get stuck in my teeth, but the benefits of these little tiny seeds are numerous. They are packed with omega-3s which can boost energy, and help cut hunger as well as dehydration, leaving you feeling full longer. Kelly started out by putting these in his protein shakes and now I am the one find creative ways of adding them into our diets. They can go on salads, in smoothies, in desserts, and even breakfast puddings. If you don’t like certain food textures these may not be the thing for you, but I recommend giving this recipe a try.

I have noticed the chia seed pods which are similar to the recipes I have listed below. I have been tempted to buy them several times, but the nutrition facts and ingredients stop me every time. I think 16+grams of sugar is too high for an allegedly healthy snack. I know fruits themselves will contain sugar, but I wanted to create a healthier option and one that saves a few bucks too. This recipe is so simple and easy to make and you can make this a learning experience and have your children help.

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberry and Blueberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients: Makes 2

  • 1 cup unsweetened Coconut almond milk (Califia Farms)
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (Chobani)
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Cup strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 Cup of Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, gently mix together the first 6 ingredients and let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix after 30 minutes to prevent the chia seeds from clumping together and refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. In the morning, toss berries, coconut flakes, banana slices, and almonds in the pudding, mix, and serve.

chia seeds soaking over night for Strawberry and Blueberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Almond Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Banana Almond Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients: Makes 2

  • 1 cup Chocolate Almond Milk
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (Chobani)
  • 1 Tbsp of Chocolate Nuttzo
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp of cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, gently mix together the first 6 ingredients and let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix after 30 minutes to prevent the chia seeds from clumping together and refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. In the morning, toss banana, coconut flakes, and almonds in the pudding, mix, and serve.

 

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