deliciously good for you chia seed pudding (yes, chichichi…chiaaaaaa)!

yes, this is THE chia seed…the one used for the infamous chia pets…but i can’t stop hearing about how good these little seeds are for you-so i thought i’d give them a try. they add a nice crunch (and flavor, believe it or not) to your cereal or salad, but i wanted to try them in a pudding. this is what the package says about them:

i can’t tell you how simple it is to make this (somewhat addictive) pudding. all you need is:

1/2 cup chia seeds (mine are organic heirloom quality)
2 cups good quality (as in minimal additives) coconut milk
3 tablespoons raw (real) honey or agave nectar
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, or lemon/orange zest (easy using microplane)
1/2 to 1 tsp good vanilla extract
1-2 tsps cinnamon
fruit/berry of choice for topping

combine and mix the honey, coconut milk, vanilla, and lemon juice(or zest) in a jar (with lid), and shake it to mix them well. add the chia seeds,
mix well, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. you are ready to serve it topped with cut up fruit or berries, cinnamon, and a drizzle of raw honey.
simple as that!

chia seed mixture before refrigeration

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4 Comments on “deliciously good for you chia seed pudding (yes, chichichi…chiaaaaaa)!

  1. chia seeds calories: 50 per tbsp
    raw organic honey calories: 45 per tbsp
    coconut milk calories: 50 per cup
    so about 145-150 calories per serving (add more for fruit)

  2. I made this the other night and it was a hit with all. Of course the kids asked what the “black things” were in it but once they tasted it, they wanted more.

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