Healthy Vanilla Chia Pudding

June 4, 2013

Chia seeds have gained as much popularity as a health food as quinoa and kale.  Vanilla chia pudding from The Boo, The Bear and The Goji Berries is a tasty way to enjoy them.  This nutrient rich seed that is rich is dietary fiber, calcium, phosphorus and more.  You can purchase chia seeds from a health foods store or online.  This vanilla chia pudding can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week as your go-to breakfast.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of chia seeds
1-1 1/2 cups of brazil nut milk (or another nut/seed milk of your choice)
Few drops of vanilla stevia (or alcohol free vanilla extract)
Grated zest of half an unwaxed lemon
Handful of sesame seeds
2 handfuls of blueberries
Drizzle of maple syrup or honey
 
Directions:
 
Mix the chia seeds and milk in a jar with a lid (a kilner jar is perfect). Make sure the lid is on tight!
 
Shake well to mix. Leave the jar in the fridge for a minimum of an hour (longer is better, you could use slightly less milk, 1 cup, if leaving for under 2 hours).
 
A great tip is to make it before you go to bed, leave in the fridge overnight, and you'll have it ready for breakfast when you wake up!
 
Dress with the grated lemon zest, sesame seeds, blueberries and maple for a delicious taste sensation that you'll never get from plain old cereal!

 




 

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