Chia Seed Pudding Recipe?! Before you cringe at the thought of having chia seeds in your pudding, consider the fact that this recipe is absolutely delicious, easy to make and happens to also be a healthy snack or dessert. Chia is an ancient grain full of fiber that’s been gaining popularity over the last 10 years. The first record of Chia dates as far back as 3500B.C. with Aztec origins. The prevalence of Chia continued for quite some time. The chia seed was also used in medicine. Once ground into flour, then pressed for oil. Chia seeds have a long shelf life, traveled well, and were considered sacred, they were also used in religious ceremonies. In Mayan, “chia” means “strength.”
Chia seeds are a great thickener in puddings and shakes.
This chia seed pudding is perfect for a quick breakfast or midday snack. Chia seeds and flax milk have Omega 3’s, which great because of their pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and heart-healthy properties. Chia seeds are not only great detoxifiers but also rich in fiber and they provide a feeling of satiety (feeling full).
I use chia seeds in my morning shake. It happens that I like the gelatinous texture if you don’t, drink it up quickly before the gelatin that it’s most noted for begins to form. Chia seeds can also be used to fortify and thicken soups.
In this recipe, we are refrigerating the shake recipe so that the chia seeds activate and create gelatin. Top this chia seed pudding with your favorite nuts or fruit or a combination of the two. Garnish with a drizzle your favorite honey on top.
How to Make Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Step 1) Gather your Ingredients
Get your ingredients together. You’ll need flax milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, mission figs, and orange oil or orange zest if orange oil is too difficult to find.
Step 2) Mix the pudding ingredients
Hand mix all of the ingredients in a large measuring cup, whisk together well and pour into individual dessert cups.
Step 3) Refrigerate and decorate
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with orange rind, your favorite candied nuts, and a drizzle of honey.
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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
- 1 1/2 c flax milk
- 1/3 c chia seeds white
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
- 5 pieces dried Black Mission figs, dates or other dried fruit diced
- 1/8 tsp. orange oil can substitute 1 tsp orange rind grated
- Mix all ingredients by hand.
- Pour into dessert cups.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
- Garnish with orange rind, your favorite nuts, and a drizzle of honey.
- Enjoy, and let us know what you think!
Recipe by Joyce C Wallace, RN, Certified Health Coach. Joyce is a health advocate, avid gardener and passionate cook. She recently published a book, Navigating the Food Jungle filled with delightful recipes that are also good for you.
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