Overnight Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

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This creamy Overnight Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding is studded with soft, slightly chewy,  little pearls of chia seed.  This healthy pudding is made with almond milk, plain Greek yogurt, chia seeds, pure maple syrup and vanilla, and it’s loaded with a host of nutritional benefits.

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This Overnight Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding recipe is naturally delicious, low in fat and calories, and packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, fiber and plant protein.


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Chia seeds have been touted as a superfood.  And with good reason.  They’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, fiber and protein,  They give a boost to energy levels, aid with digestion and help stabilize blood sugar levels.  Chia are tiny little seed-like fruit that grows on the Salvia Hispanica plant,  which is part of the mint family.

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For a creamier pudding,  you can blend this pudding in a blender for a smoother, creamier texture. I personally like the flecks in my pudding, since it reminds me of tapioca pudding. One of my favorites!  Serve this Overnight Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with plenty of fresh seasonal fruit, nuts, seeds, or serve with chocolate shavings and raspberries for a decadent dessert.   You can also spike your pudding with a dash of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to for a chai latte flavor. This is a versatile little recipe that can be served for either for breakfast or dessert.

~ Deb

Overnight Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (or you can use honey)
Serve with fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.

Directions:

  1. Place chia seeds in a bowl with almond milk and Greek yogurt and whisk until well blended.
  2. Add vanilla and maple syrup (or honey) and whisk well.
  3. Set in the fridge for at least 3 hours, but best if kept in the fridge overnight.

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