Chia seeds are a miraculously nutrient-dense food I am totally convinced. For this recipe, feel free to add more or less honey to your taste. I like just a tad of sweetness because I typically eat my pudding with fresh fruit, so for me, a single tablespoon of honey is perfect.
I stumbled upon chia seeds and read about all of their health benefits, I knew they were right up my alley. I love finding little (easy) ways to boost the nutritional value of what my family and I eat and Chia seeds fit the bill perfectly. And shockingly enough, they were an easy sell to my 4 year old. After labeling them as Chia “Sprinkles,” he happily eats them on anything I decide to sprinkle them on.
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are a better source than flax. They’re also rich in antioxidants and can be stored for a long time without becoming rancid like so many other fatty acid-containing products. They can be eaten whole, which means you don’t have to grind them up like you do flax seeds and are a good source of fiber at about 6.9 grams per serving.
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup light or full-fat coconut milk, depending on preference
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- Mix chia seeds, coconut milk, and honey together in a small bowl or glass mason jar. Let it set in refrigerator overnight.
- Remove it from the fridge, and make sure your pudding looks thick and the chia seeds have gelled. Top with fresh fruit and nuts, and enjoy immediately.
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