Chia pudding has to be one of my all-time favorite filling snacks or breakfasts. One 3-tablespoon serving of chia has only about 180-190 calories, but packs an incredible nutritional punch, with 12 grams of heart healthy, mono-and poly- unsaturated fats, about 11 grams of fiber to help keep you full, and 7 grams of protein.
Chia seeds are unique in the fact that they absorb up to 10 times their weight in liquid, meaning you can use a small amount of chia to achieve a large amount of “pudding.” Chia is a very mild seed, so you can create almost any flavor your heart desires!
I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding!
Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
You will need:
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 cup 100% pumpkin puree
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pour the chia seeds into a re-sealable jar (a mason jar works perfectly for this) and pour in the milk.
Put the lid on the jar and shake it up.
Place the pumpkin puree, spices and vanilla extract in the jar, then cover and shake again until the ingredients are combined.
Continue to shake the jar every couple minutes for 10-15 minutes, to ensure that the chia does not clump up.
Once the chia begins to absorb the liquid (after about 20 minutes), place the jar in your fridge (preferably overnight) so the chia continues to soak up all the flavors.
Top with fresh berries, nuts, nut butter, yogurt, coconut whipped cream or anything else you want!
Dig in and enjoy the delicious taste of Autumn! 🙂