This chia pudding makes a great healthy snack or dessert. It can be made in 5 minutes and will be ready to eat after a few hours or more in the refrigerator.
I absolutely love this chia pudding for its simplicity and versatility. It is made with non-dairy milk, chia seeds, carob powder and some natural sweetener as its base. Then, you can add berries, nuts, seeds, coconut or other toppings to it to make it even more interesting.
Not only is it tasty, but it is healthy too!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Non-dairy Milk (oat, coconut, almond, cashew, etc.)
- Chia Seeds
- Raw Honey
- Carob Powder
- Nuts or Seeds
Healthy Real Food Ingredients:
- Chia Seeds – high in omega fatty acid, providing antioxidant benefits. High in fiber and help to promote good gut bacteria.
- Sunflower seeds – anti-inflammatory and typically allergen friendly. High in nutrients like vitamin E, selenium and phosphorous. Great source of plant-based protein.
- Berries – antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. High in soluble fiber and help to support healthy digestion. Lower in carbohydrates and have less impact on blood sugars than other fruits.
Making the Recipe:
You’ll start by mixing together the milk, chia seeds, honey and carob powder. I like to put mine in a small mason jar or a small glass. Mix it up well with a whisk to make sure the carob blends in with the milk.
Next, you will put the chia pudding in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to thicken. I find it works great to make this at night and let it sit overnight.
When you are ready to eat the pudding, top it with your favorite add-ins. I highly recommend some fresh berries and some sunflower seeds or pecans.Print
This chia pudding makes a great healthy snack or dessert. It can be made in 5 minutes and will be ready to eat after 4 hours or more in the refrigerator.
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (coconut, cashew, oat, almond, etc.)
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1 tsp. carob powder
- 1/2 cup berries
- 2 Tbsp. chopped nuts or seeds (pecans, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.)
- Pour milk into a glass or mason jar
- Mix in chia seeds and stir for a few minutes to make sure they are well incorporated
- Mix in the raw honey until blended
- Mix in the carob powder and whisk until smooth in the milk mixture
- Cover and put the chia pudding in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight to set
- When ready to eat, top the pudding with berries and nuts or seeds of your choice
Substitute cacao powder for carob powder, if you don’t have carob or don’t like it
Omit the carob powder if you don’t want a chocolate flavor to your pudding
Use maple syrup in place of honey to make this vegan
Pick different fruits, nuts or seeds to top your pudding.
Other Add In Ideas- add some unsweetened coconut or a superfood like maca powder to give the chia pudding a little extra boost. Add some additional flavor, like pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon or vanilla.
Keywords: healthy snack, dairy free