Chia Pudding, Winter Style

Chia Pudding, winter styleWith 20% protein, 25% dietary fiber and about 35% healthy fats, mostly Omega 3, chia seeds are one of my favorite seeds to use on a regular basis. They are also a good sources of iron, calcium and other vitamins and minerals.

Chia seeds are great for thickening foods due to their jelly like consistency in liquid. This makes them an ideal ingredient in puddings so healthy you can also have them for breakfast, like this one!

This is a basic chia seed pudding recipe that I have spiced up and zested up to make it more winter-y. I find that the combination of spices and orange and lemon zest make for a very Christmassy taste that is reminiscent of cookies like the Basel Leckerli that I loved growing up in the German part of Switzerland.

This recipe takes only a few minutes to whip up and can be kept in the fridge for several days. I usually have chia pudding as a breakfast or dessert and you can also have it as a snack.

Blend together:

2 Tbsp almond butter + 3 dl water or 3 dl almond or other nut milk

2-3 Medjool dates

¼ tsp cardamom + ½ tsp nutmeg + ¼ tsp cardamon + 1 tsp cinnamon

Then add to the blender:

40g or 1/4 cup chia seeds

zest of 1 organic orange and 1 organic lemon

Pulse very briefly on the lowest setting of your blender – just enough to mix the chia seeds and lemon and orange zest with the other ingredients.

Place in individual cups or one big jar and put in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. The pudding will take on a more solid, jelly-like consistency when it is ready.

I order the chia seeds you can see in the video here. You can use code WIV403 to get up to $10 off your first order.

Want more recipes like this?

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  • Amy on Dec 18, 2014 Reply

    I loved the video, thank you very much for doing it as it really helps and motivates to try it at home!!!
    it is a real “plus” to your blog, keep doing so well,
    a hug, Amy

    • Hiba on Dec 22, 2014 Reply

      Thank you Amy, glad you enjoyed it!

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