How to make Chia Seed Pudding - 3 tasty ways

About this video: In this video Donovan Michael from Dmichael Fitness goes over how to make chia seed pudding. If you are looking for tasty chia pudding and how to make chia seed pudding with almond milk then check out this video. This is one of the tastiest chia seed pudding recipes and chia seeds for weight loss.

 
 
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Chia Pudding

A little bit about chia seeds is that it is densely packed with healthy fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6), protein, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant compounds. Wow! It is no wonder that they are used to prevent several diseases such as, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes! Just by adding chia seeds to your food, you
can improve its nutritional value [1].

With this recipe, you would prepare the night before. I typically prep for 3 days worth as I like
to throw fruits in my pudding and ensure the fruits are fresh every time. I generally eyeball all
my measurements after making these countless of times and have learned how the ingredients
interact with each other. There are numerous ways you can tailor this recipe by modifying the
sweetener, milk and fruits; but this is typically how I like my chia seed pudding, so get creative!

Chia Pudding Recipe

Serving size will be dependent on how much you would like to make. As long
as the ratio between the chia seed and milk is 1:4.
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: let it sit in the fridge overnight

Chia Pudding Ingredients

1 cup milk of your choice (e.g., almond milk, coconut milk, chocolate almond)
1/4 cup of chia seeds (whole)
Optional:
1 Tb (or less) based on your preference of sweetener (e.g., maple
syrup, honey)
1/2 cup of chopped fruits of your choice (e.g., berries, kiwi, banana)

Chia Seed Pudding Preparation

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In a mason jar (or any container) mix together the milk, chia seeds, sweetener and chopped fruits. Once all the ingredients are well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes.

Stir/shake the mixture once more to break up any clumps formed by the chia seed. Seal the jar or container up and pop it into the fridge to sit over night! Yes, it's that easy..

Side note:
The type of milk you use will greatly affect the taste and texture of the pudding. I typically like to use dark chocolate flavoured almond milk from Silk because it is thicker and creamier than the other brands and I'll also save the trouble of having to add a sweetener since the milk is flavoured. Basically, the thicker and creamier the milk is, the more jelly-like the pudding texture will become.

References:

1. Marcinek, K. (2017). Chia seeds (salvia hispanica): Health
promoting properties and therapeutic applications – a review Panstwowy Zakład Wydawnictw Lekarskich.

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