I made this recipe for the first time this morning on a suggestion from my friend, Amie. Chia seeds are high in calcium, fibre, and omega-3’s. This pudding is gluten-free, dairy-free (if made with a milk alternative), and egg-free. Prepare it within minutes for a quick, healthy breakfast or dessert, or make it the day before (keep covered in the fridge). Serve it alone, or with fresh fruit such as blueberries.
3/4 cup milk (almond, soy, rice, dairy etc.)
2 tbsp dried chia seeds
1/8 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
optional: 1-2 tbsp almond or peanut butter (this will add 100-200 extra calories). 1 tsp sugar, honey, or maple syrup.
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Let stand a few minutes (to thicken). Enjoy! Makes 1 serving (about 1 cup)
Nutrition info (one recipe, made with almond milk and without nut butter):
- Calories: 200
- Carbs: 29 g
- Protein: 4.7 g
- Fat: 8.5 g
- Fibre: 10 g
- Calcium: 285 mg (30% DV)
- Zinc: 1 mg (about 10% DV)