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Friday, March 3, 2017

Chia Seed Pudding

I have been noticing the health buzz that is going on about chia seeds for years now and decided only recently to join the band wagon. I had stuck mostly to breakfast puddings or shakes using chia seeds until now and decided to post today one of those as part of the blogging marathon under the theme of  'puddings'. This is not one of those traditional puddings but an uncooked one that takes about two minutes to put together and can be eaten as a healthy breakfast or even a hassle free dessert.

My daughter just stepped into the kitchen the night I was putting together this pudding for my next morning's breakfast. She took a look at chia seeds and asked what those were and then started to freak out. Turns out that she had assumed that they were not edible, thanks to those TV commercials of foliage heads. 😊

A chia seeds' based pudding is quite flexible and can be customized according to one's diet preference or the ingredients on hand. For today's version I have used milk and yogurt as the base and added strawberries and almonds.
Ingredients: (Yield 1 serving)
1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup Greek style yogurt
1 cup diary or non dairy milk 
2 tbsp. chia seeds
Vanilla extract for flavor
Sweetener to taste
1/4 to 1/2 cup hulled and chopped strawberries 
1 tbsp. slivered almonds.

* Blend milk, yogurt and vanilla together. Add chia seeds and stir. Refrigerate the mixture for about 4 hours or overnight.
* Before serving, taste and add sweetener as needed and stir in berries and nuts. 
* Or all ingredients can be blended together and refrigerated.

This goes to Blogging marathon #74, under the theme 'Are you Pudding me' Check out the page to read what other marathoners are cooking.



Namratha said...

That's one healthy pudding! Yummy!

vaishali sabnani said...

Sounds delicious . True the health bug is attacking everyone, but that's really good .

Srivalli said...

I feel these days I prefer such unassuming dishes for breakfast than our elaborate ones...sure to bookmark to be done soon...on your daughters reaction, lol, kids I think can't take such healthy ones..recently when I was making smoothies without sugar, my daughter refused to even touch..:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

This pudding looks so delicious and colourful..

Amara Annapaneni said...

Healthy and delicious pudding Suma.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I am yet to include chia seeds in our diet and will do so soon. This looks to be a easy one for breakfast.

Priya Suresh said...

Interesting way to include chia seeds in our diet, absolutely delightful and inviting pudding.

Archana Potdar said...

I too jumped the bandwagon recently. Since u said chia seeds was like hooo good n have struck gold. Love this simple pudding

Pavani N said...

Healthy & nutritious chia seed pudding Suma.

Sowmya :) said...

I have been planning to get on to the chia seeds bandwagon...your pudding seems like the best place to start. Such a beautiful looking pudding!