Chock full of fiber and a great source of protein, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and plant-based omega-3s, chia seeds are both very filling and very healthy. They're a great food for getting clear, glowing skin and for keeping your digestive system balanced and happy.
Chia pudding makes an excellent breakfast or snack. We often mix the ingredients together the night before, stick it in the fridge, and then wake up to a lovely chia pudding in a convenient on-the-go container. This simple vanilla version is especially delicious topped with bananas and berries, but feel free to get creative and try different toppings!
Vanilla Chia Pudding
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Toppings of your choice (banana, berries, goji berries, slivered almonds, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, etc.)
1. Put all ingredients in a mason jar (or some kind of tupperware) and mix well with a fork. (Note that the chia pudding will look very liquid-y at this point. Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight in water so everything will firm up after several minutes.)
2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
3. Sprinkle on whatever toppings you're using and enjoy!
What are your favorite chia pudding toppings? We're always looking for new ideas, so let us know in the comments!