Simple Chia Seed Pudding

We’ve all been there before; it’s midnight & you’ve got to be up at 6am for a shift the next morning. Odds are you aren’t going to be in the kitchen making a healthy lunch before your uber comes. But that’s ok, chia seeds have you covered!

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My go to for those mornings when I know I’ll be a little extra rushed is anything & everything  with “over-night” in the title. Chia seeds are perfect for times like these & have long been a staple in my pantry, but only recently have I really been utilizing the true power of these nutrient dense lil nibs; if the recipe can make itself while I sleep I’m into it.

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Chia seed pudding is a vegan classic that you’ve probably made in the past; throw in some almond milk, add a few scoops of chia, let it sit, and you’re done! But how annoying is it when you end up with a huge lump of over-gelatinized seeds or worse yet, a wet almond milk soup with a few chunks of chia floating about. Neither are preferable, and both outcomes are all too common.

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Follow this recipe & we promise that you’ll end up with perfectly smooth & creamy, nutritious chia seed pudding every time! Measure it out, it makes a difference, no shortcuts! Preparing a healthy nutrient-dense lunch has never been easier, or more delicious.

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We chose to leave this one a little more simple than usual to let you choose how to change it up! Add fresh fruit, some pb & chocolate, pumpkin pie fixing, or any other yummy combo you can think of! Since chia doesn’t really have much of a flavour of it’s own there isn’t really any wrong way to garnish this snack.

Enjoy!

Recipe: Makes 4 Small Pudding Cups

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Ingredients:

  • 3 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 c chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp maple syrup

Steps:

2 minutes prep, 5 hours or overnight to firm up

  • whisk together in a bowl the almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to combine.
  • add in the chia seeds and stir to get them well distributed.
  • allow to sit in the freezer for 3-5 hours or overnight if you can!
  • that’s it!

 

Nutritional Information:
Per 1 pudding cup–
Calories: 333.5cal | Total Fat: 21g | Sat Fat: 2g | Unsat Fat: 2g | Carbohydrates: 27g | Natural Sugar: 0g | Fibre: 21g | Sodium: 250mg | Protein: 11.5g
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