Creamy Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding – learn how to make a basic chia seed pudding using just 5 ingredients. This Chia Seed Pudding is dairy free, refined sugar free, slightly sweet, with a pop of flavor you’ll get addicted to! Bring on the dessert!
Do you listen to pandora during they day? I tend to listen to it while I’m working out or working on blog stuff.
When I’m in the car I usually listen to KSBJ which is our local Christian radio station because I have another little human passenger in the car with me. Just like with movies I want to protect his little mind for as long as I can so I choose to listen to Christian radio because it’s clean. I will say though, my heart melts when he starts belting out the words to the worship songs and raising his hands in the back seat. #proudmomma
But when that little guy is not with me, I like to feel “normal” again, go back to my college days and start rapping. hehe.. Well not exactly, but sometimes I do.
My “station” of choice on Pandora is Pitch Perfect! It has Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaji, Meghan Trainor, John Mayer, basically everything … I’m kinda obsessed actually. I’ve been known to start busting out dancing in the kitchen while I’m photographing because of this station, I may even grab our 75 lb. lab and force her to dance with me. What? A girl can’t dance alone!
I’m pretty sure that if I could act at all, my dream role would be anything in Pitch Perfect! Especially Pitch Perfect 2 because the Green Bay Packers defensive line made a debut … swoon … I heart Clay Matthews. 🙂 My second option would be to star in the movie SALT because I want to be the bad [email protected]* chick in one of those shoot em’ up gun movies.
What would your dream role be?
Speaking of dreams … let’s talk dessert dreams shall we?
I’m kinda obsessed with all things dessert. Unfortunately for me I got my dads love of dessert. With as much as I WANT to eat those sweet dreamy treats I need to pace myself. I can eat the incredible rich chocolate cake without flinching but I’m learning to love the slightly sweet desserts. You know the ones where you don’t feel like you’re going to go into a sugar coma after the first bite.
Have you ever cooked or baked with chia seeds before? They are kinda magical. Not only are they loaded with nutrients like Omega-3’s, Iron, Calcium, and Potassium but there are 5 grams of fiber in just ONE tablespoon. Can you say healthy digestive track?
The “magical” part of chia seeds is how they transform into something gelatinous when added to liquid. The fiber in the chia seeds starts to expand when it sits in liquid, hence chia seed pudding.
This Creamy Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding is dairy free AND refined sugar free. It is outrageously creamy, slightly sweet with a hint of vanilla flavor and perfectly pudding like.
I will tell you, I like the pudding better once the chia seeds have sat overnight because it makes them softer.
I love to add fresh fruit or raw nuts to mine to add a little texture and surprising pop of flavor, but it’s just as good plain.
The best part about this recipe is it can be used a base to build on. Want something chocolate? Just add some cocoa powder. You could even add raspberry jam, peanut butter, mushed bananas, basically anything you want to change up the flavor profile!
I hope you enjoy sweet friends. Bon Appetite!
- Serves: 2-3 servings
- Serving size: ½ cup
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 10 mg
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 2 g
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk, just the cream at the top of can
- ¼ cup coconut water or regular water
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add all the ingredients to a small bowl, using a whisk mix until combined.
- Cover with plastic wrap, place in the refrigerator and let sit overnight. (you could eat in 2 hours but I think it tastes better if you let it sit overnight and let the chia seeds soften)
- Serve with fresh fruit, nuts, or honey.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!