I’m embarrassingly late to the chia seed pudding game.
It’s been a thing for like…a year (more than a year?) in the food world and I’m only now getting around to finally trying it.
Crazy considering that one of my Christmas gifts from my mom this year was a 1 pound bag of chia seeds. Not even kidding.
At any rate, I’ve finally rectified the situation and I’m happy to say I’m firmly on the chia seed pudding bandwagon.
And it’s a good thing too. These little suckers are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid which is an essential polyunsaturated fat that we need to consume in the diet since our bodies can’t make it. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids are associated with many health benefits such as protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies have also shown potentially wider ranging benefits as well. Chia seeds also provide an excellent source of fiber (at 10 grams per 2 tablespoons) and contain protein and minerals including as iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
For such a little seed, they pack a big health punch. Which makes eating this delicious chia seed pudding feel even better.
For under 400 calories, this makes a perfect breakfast helping you to get a good dose of your daily protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
this delicious pudding contains chia seeds which pack a big nutrition punch!
- 2 containers of Siggi’s vanilla skyr yogurt (or preferred flavor) <— greek yogurt would also work wonderfully here
- 6 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or preferred flavor)
- 2 medium, ripe peaches, diced
- 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
- combine 1 container of yogurt, 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1 cup of almond milk into a small jar or glass
- repeat step one with the remaining container of yogurt, 3 tablespoons of chia seed and 1 cup of almond milk into a separate small jar or glass
- cover each jar with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight (or up to 24 hours)
- right before serving, remove from the fridge, remove plastic wrap and top with diced fruit and nuts of choice