Thursday, May 17, 2012

2-Minute Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Becca here with a recipe that takes less than 2 minutes to prepare (and then soaks overnight), tastes delicious, and that's just loaded with heart & brain healthy omega-3's (yes, the stuff that's also found in fish!), and also has a ton of other great nutrients like calcium, B vitamins, zinc, and a whole slew of other good for you things!  In fact, we've been eating this pudding for breakfast with a banana sliced on top, and I can't believe how full I feel a couple of hours later even.  I ordered my chia seeds online (see the bottom of this post of mine for my favorite sources), but your local health food store should carry them prepackaged, and perhaps even in the bulk bins.  I used chocolate almond milk as the base, but the possibilities are endless; I actually first heard of chia seed pudding here, with green tea matcha powder used for the flavoring and have also heard of people adding the tiny seeds (they're about the size of 3 poppy seeds before being hydrated) to smoothies, shakes, and even water for better hydrating your body.  So after your family tries & loves the chocolate pudding, get creative!  With their very neutral taste, I can think of so many ways to easily incorporate these super healthy seeds into your family's diet!  Let me know after you've tried it!

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

2 cups chocolate almond milk (if this isn't something you regularly drink, you could use chocolate 'regular' milk)
1/3 cup chia seeds

Combine chocolate milk & chia seeds in a quart mason jar (or other tightly lidded container) and shake well to combine.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, shaking or stirring a few times if possible, but definitely before serving. 


1 comment:

  1. I've made a similar recipe recently and it was more like a tapioca than a pudding. It wasn't what my kids were expecting when I said pudding! :)