The first time I heard of chia seed pudding, I was at the local Le Pain Quotidien. It was presented in this cute little mason jar with berries and was incredibly delicious and incredibly expensive. I can’t remember how much it was — I think it was either $6 or $9 — but I remember that it was more than I would’ve wanted to pay.
I researched recipes online and found Giada De Laurentiis recipe from Food Network and played around with it until I found a recipe that I enjoyed. It is SO incredibly easy and quick and something that you could easily make in your home in 10 minutes, with 30 minute waiting time – plus overnight.
Easy ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator: chia seeds, vanilla almond milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, maple syrup and, I added agave.
You basically whisk everything together, wait for 30 minutes, give it a little stir, then put the mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
Add in some mixed berries on the top or layer it up like a parfait for bit of something fancy. Chia Seed Pudding is a super-healthy semi-sweet treat that will make you feel good!
- 1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Kosher salt
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup (optional)
- 1 cup of mixed berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, salt and chia seeds.
- Let stand for 30 minutes. Stir to redistribute the chia seeds if they have settled to the bottom. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, stir the chia seed mixture. It should be thick and pudding-like. At this stage, add in the agave syrup. Put into a small bowl or cup and top with berries, or alternate layers of the chia seed pudding and berry mixture.