Chia seeds are my new favorite superfood! I like to add them to smoothies, homemade muffins, and my morning oatmeal. But recently, I’ve been loving this simple and satisfying chia seed pudding.
Rich in amino acids (it’s a complete protein!), zinc, fiber, calcium, and B vitamins, you can feel good about indulging in this treat. And, because chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in water, you’ll feel fuller for a longer period of time, which is great if you’re trying to stop snacking on junk food between meals.
Chia seeds can be purchased in bulk online, and you can also find them in the bulk bins at most local and national health food stores.
Chia Seed Pudding
2 cups plain almond milk
3/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (or a container with a lid). Stir until the mixture begins to thicken (about 2 minutes).
Leave the bowl out and stir for 30 seconds every 10 minutes for an hour.
Place in the fridge overnight and allow to thicken even more.
Serve plain or topped with fruit, granola, or soy whipped cream.
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