This is a cool and sweet snack that you can feel good about. And as chia seeds expand, they help you to feel fuller, so if you’re trying to eat less, this is a great little snack to have around. Chia seeds are high in Omega 3 fatty acids which is something people will try to get from fish oil supplements, but I prefer throwing chia seeds (or flax seeds) in my foods instead. Try this out, it’s a great summer snack.
Chia Seed Pudding (lightly adapted from Kimberly Snyder)
1/4 chia seeds
1 1/2- 1 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp cacao powder (can sub carob powder)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup or coconut nectar
Place chia seeds in a quart jar. Add the remaining ingredients and put lid on tight. Shake vigorously until all combined (a few seconds). Let stand at least 15 minutes before mixing again and serving. Store in fridge.
*the amount of almond milk depends on how thick/runny you’d like it. I like mine runny, so I use 1 3/4 cup, but use less if you want it a little thicker.