chia seed pudding

If, like us, you strive to make healthy fare but get easily overwhelmed by recipes calling for an abundance of obscure ingredients, we have the answer: health and nutrition coach Jen Van Horn’s recipe for chia seed pudding. Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, the make-ahead dish—which is packed with protein, omega-3, antioxidants, and fiber—can be prepped in five minutes. Simply blend and refrigerate the ingredients the night before for a healthy breakfast or snack the next day, or whip up a batch in the morning to enjoy as a nutritious dessert at night. Here’s how to make it at home:


Jen’s Chia Seed Pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons local honey or liquid stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chia seeds
  • Blueberries, strawberries, cherries, slivered almonds, or chopped walnuts for topping
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons cacao powder and/or collagen powder

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender until smooth, then stir in chia seeds. Pour mixture into a jar or glass container and refrigerate for at least four hours (preferably overnight) to let gel. Top with blueberries, strawberries, or cherries and slivered almonds or chopped walnuts.

Recipe courtesy of Jen Van Horn in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Jen Van Horn is featured in The Scout Guide Virginia Beach & Norfolk.