Vanilla Almond Chia Seed Pudding

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I was so excited to make chia seed pudding! It is all the rage lately and I have never even tried it. It is extremely easy to make and of course tastes amazing.

I made this on Sunday with my neighbor Hanja (who is awesome).  We basically turned Sunday into a major girl day full of boy talk, Real Housewives of New York City, cooking, wine, power walking, skinny cocktails- and did I mention boy talk?

Hanja and I randomly became friends one night when I was bored. I knocked on her door and basically asked her to come grab cocktails with me. She was down and since then we have become good friends. Unfortunately Hanja will be moving to NYC, but that just gives me an excuse to visit her.

Nutrition:

1ounce of chia seeds contains:

  • 11 grams of fiber
  • 4.4 grams of protein
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • 137 calories

Omega-3’s lower inflammation levels in your body which may prevent heart disease and cancer. Fiber slows digestion and can prevent diabetes.

Why I love chia seed pudding:

  1. It totally works as a dessert
  2. You can get creative… aka chocolate almond milk + peanut butter chia seed pudding?  YUM!
  3. It’ easy to prepare
  4. Way cheaper to make it yourself then order from a restaurant

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Vanilla Almond Chia Seed Pudding


Yields: 4 servings // Prep time: 10 minutes // Refrigeration time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup raw chia seeds
  • 1 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 Tbsp slivered almonds

Directions:

  1. Add chia seeds, yogurt, almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup to a medium sized bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. For best results, let the chia pudding refrigerate overnight.
  3. When it’s ready (it will thicken and turn into a pudding) place in a bowl and top with blueberries and slivered almonds.

I’d love to hear your comments!!

-April

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8 Comments

  1. […] Vanilla Almond Chia Seed Pudding. […]

  2. Claire Carlton on April 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Hi April! Thanks for the follow. I have enjoyed looking around your blog! I have yet to try chia pudding, even though it seems to be all the rage! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. It looks delicious!

  3. th3bak3rman on May 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I haven’t tried chia seeds yet, either, but this pudding recipe sounds good. I wish my kitchen was a lot bigger, so that I can not only keep it less cluttered and more organized but also take pictures as nice-looking as yours.

  4. neil@neilshealthymeals.com on February 10, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I’ve been meaning to try this recipe for a while April, thank you. I’m a big fan of chia seeds with my breakfast, so this pudding is also a great excuse to have them then too! :-)

  5. Beth Marsh on February 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I just bought some Chia Seeds today!! I know what I’ll be making with them… Lovely post :)

  6. itshelly on February 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Your food photos are amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • April Murray on February 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thank you! I use my iphone 5 and a few apps :) I really appreciate it!

  7. Mulania on February 24, 2015 at 11:26 am

    This is awesome! I’ve always wanted to try chia pudding and now I have no excuses since I have all the ingredients. Will substitute agave for maple syrup!

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