Chia Pudding Recipe

chia pudding

For those of us who lived through the ‘80s and ‘90s, when you hear “chia,” you most likely think of Chia Pets. However, these tiny seeds are good for more than just growing “hair” for your pets. They are packed with protein, omega-3, antioxidants and fiber, meaning they are good for your heart and can help reduce the risk of diabetes. They also slow sugar absorption making them ideal for diabetics. To make them easier to digest, they should be soaked before consuming.

If you’re looking for a way to add this super food to your diet, try this easy recipe. Bonus: It is naturally gluten free and can be made dairy free for those with allergies and sensitivities.

Chia Pudding


    • 1 cup, 2% milk (or milk of your choice)
    • 1 tsp honey (or sweetener of choice)
    • 4 T chia seeds


Mix all ingredients together. Let sit and mix again after a couple minutes making sure there are no clumps. Let sit in the fridge overnight or at least an hour. Top with fruit if desired and enjoy. To save calories and carbohydrates, go with unflavored almond milk instead of cow’s milk.

Nutrition Facts:

Makes 2 servings. Each serving provides: 212 calories, 21 g carbohydrates, 11 g total fat, 10 g fiber, 9 g protein, 70 mg sodium, 9 g sugar.


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