I have found that chia seed pudding does not start out looking great (see pic below), but with some whisking and mixing and time in the refrigerator, it turns out looking perfect. If you want to assemble a healthy breakfast or dessert and don’t have time to cook or bake something, this is a really perfect make-ahead idea.
Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, and iron. They are powerful little seeds and I like adding them to my diet.
Recipe: Combine 6 Tbsp of chia seeds with 2 cups of almond milk, maple syrup (1 tsp), vanilla extract. Shake/whisk and then let it sit for 5 minutes. Whisk 2 more times before storing in the refrigerator overnight. Once it sets, scoop out and top with chopped dates, cinnamon and nutmeg, crushed walnuts. Makes ~2-3 servings.