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Rich & Creamy Strawberry Chia Pudding

Enjoy this recipe as a thick smoothie or as a pudding. Chia seeds are high in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fibre. The wonderful trick of chia is its ability to keep you feeling full for longer and it may prevent you from overeating. When you add liquid to chia seeds it forms into a gelatinous substance that takes longer to digest and this gel-forming reaction is due to the soluble fibre content in the chia. They can also be added to any meal to add extra fibre such as salads, muffins, healthy pancakes and many other fabulous recipes.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup (150 g) of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 6-8 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash strawberries.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except the chia seeds) into the blender and blend for 45-60 secs.
  3. Stir in the chia seeds to the milk mixture.
  4. Pour mixture into small dishes, cups or ramekins.
  5. Let them set in the fridge for at least 20mins.
  6. Serve with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds if desired.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Substitutions

  • Almond milk – hemp milk, rice milk, quinoa milk or coconut water
  • Strawberries – blueberries, raspberries
  • Chia seeds – flaxseeds
  • Honey – maple syrup, rice malt

Calories: 130

Fat: 7g

Trans Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 8g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 4g