You know what I’m loving lately? Chia pudding.
Have you guys ever had chia pudding? I’ve seen it around the blog world for awhile now, but I actually didn’t have it until recently when I spotted it on the menu at Le Pain Quotidien. It was delicious, so when I discovered how easy it is to make, I decided to make my own creation at home.
The star of this pudding is, of course, chia seeds! Chia seeds are nutrition superstars – they are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and even calcium. One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) of chia seeds packs 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. Pretty awesome for such tiny little guys.
I often have chia seeds mixed into my oatmeal, but if you leave them sitting in a liquid for a little while, they gel up, hence the reason they make a great pudding.
Because I’m obsessed with pumpkin and pumpkin pie right now, I decided it would be fun to make a pumpkin pie chia pudding. The full recipe is below, but all you do is simply mix the ingredients and then pop the concoction in the fridge for a few hours so the chia seeds gel up.
Et voila! Chia pudding. This pudding makes a tasty and nutritious breakfast or afternoon snack. Enjoy it on its own, or top it with fruit, granola, or whatever else you fancy! I hope you love it, too!
For those of you celebrating it, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Matt and I ended up leaving for Pittsburgh this morning instead of waiting until the evening due to the winter weather. We made it with no problems, thankfully! For those of you traveling later tonight or tomorrow, stay safe! I’ll be taking tomorrow and Thursday off and will be back on Friday with an update. 🙂
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