Recipe: Chia Pudding

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Nourish Northwest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chia pudding is a versatile and easy recipe that we have made many times in our cooking classes at Nourish Northwest.  It works well in our “Shake the Sugar Habit” class because can satisfy a sweet tooth, with very little added sweetener.  We also make it in our “Cool Inflammation with Food” class and bump up it’s nutritional power with some potent anti-inflammatory spices, such as cinnamon and ginger.  Today I am posting this for my spring cleanse group who I’m sure are looking for easy ways to fill up fast.  This is a great satisfying snack that is good to always have on hand.  But sorry cleansers, no added honey for you.  It will still taste delicious and satisfying without it.  Play around with adding some of the mentioned spices, or even cacao powder for a chocolatey treat.  Enjoy!

Chia Seed Pudding

Total time: 15 minutes, plus 3 hrs chilling

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups light coconut milk

3 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/2 tsp lemon zest

Directions:

In a 1 quart jar, combine coconut milk and honey.  Shake to combine.  Add chia seeds and lemon zest.  Close the jar and shake well.

Refrigerate until the mixture is very thick and pudding-like, stirring or shaking occasionally.

Serve the pudding in bowls with fresh fruit and/or nuts.

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