#MeatlessMonday - Chia Seed Pudding

Monday, April 27, 2015


I'm here and there, folks. I'm sorry. I have approximately 97,542 things going on, and blogging has been pretty low on the totem pole. But I tried a new recipe and really dig it, so I wanted to share. I altered it a little bit, but it's based on This Rawsome Vegan Life's cinnamon chia seed pudding. Click that link to check out the original post and go give Emily a hug. She rocks my socks. <3 Also, check out her pictures. Unlike me, she's a bomb food photographer. Haha! <3

Chia Seed Pudding

Don't let the name fool you. I'm actually eating this for breakfast today, so it's not necessarily a pudding dessert. But it's sweet and delicious and super good for you, so today, it's breakfast. :) It needs a little bit of time to set, but other than that, this is pretty simple. Throw stuff in a blender, pour it into a bowl, add chia seeds, and enjoy! 


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp tahini (or another nut/seed butter)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
Directions:
  1. Add water, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and tahini to blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour liquid into small bowl and add chia seeds. Stir until mixed well.
  3. Put in refrigerator for 20 minutes (I wait a couple of hours so the chia seeds puff up).
  4. Enjoy!
Simple, huh? Chia seeds are great fiber and protein among other things, so it's a great way to start your day. You could make this the night before and let it sit in your fridge, too. And it's very versatile. You can use almond milk instead of water, add nutmeg like Emily suggests, or try different kinds of nut/seed butters. Feel free to add other mix-ins too! Fruit would be great with this. The options are endless. <3 



Eat your fruits and veggies (and seeds), kids.

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