Mixed Fruit Chia Pudding (Read: delicious protein and fiber)

“That’s different,” my grandma would most likely say if I told her I was eating chia seeds.  “That’s different” to my grandma essentially means, “That is totally weird and I don’t get it” so I am always intrigued to hear what she is talking about when she says that. I have a feeling she would say that about chia seeds . . .

Well, I am eating chia seeds and I am totally a believer.

Chia Pudding 3

Mixed Fruit Chia Pudding

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk (I used almond)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons berries, either fresh berries, frozen or dried (I used mixed berries)
  • 1 mashed banana, for additional sweetness

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1.5 teaspoons shredded coconut, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, optional
  • 2 tablespoons nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc), optional
  • 1 tsp cinnamon and vanilla, optional

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Let stand in the refrigerator for at least one (1) hour. (It will continue to firm the longer you let it stand)

This is a great mid-morning/mid-afternoon snack during your workday.  It doesn’t seem like much, but it is actually very filling and will give you the energy to get to lunch. This would also be a great dessert option for us gluten-free/dairy-free people!

Feel free to add/delete ingredients, it is really forgiving and easy to make again!

**These are approximately 300 calories per serving.  To reduce calories, reduce/remove the banana, and/or reduce almond/coconut milk while increasing the water.

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