Aug 10, 2013

Simple Vanilla Chia Pudding

Simple, simple, simple. Dessert just doesn’t get any easier than this! I keep posting chia pudding recipes. I hope you don’t mind. Because in case you haven’t noticed…

People who have never experienced the taste sensation of chia pudding always say the same thing. I can bet on it… “This tastes just like tapioca pudding!” as my mom joyfully exclaimed yesterday when she tried her first bite. I have yet to meet ANYONE who does not love this super healthy dessert once they try it. Check out chia’s extraordinary health benefits on my Happy Blueberry Chia Pudding post.
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk or other non-dairy milk.
  • ½ cup white chia seeds
  • 3 TBS grade B maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
  2. Stir every 10 minutes or so until the chia seeds start to gel up. 
  3. When the chia seeds are floating around evenly, refrigerate for a few hours (overnight is best) in whatever serving vessels you will be using.
  4. Top with fresh fruit (optional)
  5. Done.

Serves 2-3. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

3 responses to “Simple Vanilla Chia Pudding”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Helyn,
    Thanks for another great looking chia pudding. I made the blueberry chia pudding and love it. This will be my next one to try. I notice you have changed the sweetner from dates to maple syrup – is that because the vanilla flavor is better enhanced with the syrup?
    Brenz

  2. Helyn says:

    Hello, Brenz!

    I'm so happy you loved the blueberry pudding! One reason I used the maple syrup in this one is because you need less to sweeten and it doesn't change the color of the pudding all that much. The maple flavor, while subtle, is a nice addition, too. Dates would certainly work just as well for this pudding but then you would also need to use the blender and I wanted a really fast, easy dessert. 🙂

    Helyn

  3. Anonymous says:

    Makes perfect sense – thanks. And you're right about the blender. I use the vitamix and the other night I was going to make the blueberry chia pudding but didn't want to clean the blender afterwards. I will definitely try this flavor.
    Brenz

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