Blended chia pudding is a great way to get a delicious treat filled with plant based protein, omega 3s and healthy fats in a way that is perfect for picky eaters who don’t like the texture of traditional chia pudding.
I have never been a fan of chia pudding. I know that may sound crazy but I am really particular about textures and get weirded out really easy. And chia pudding just does not do it for me.
But after about fifty people told me instead I should try blended chia pudding, I caved and decided to give it a go. And oh. my. WOW I am glad I did.
This recipe is super easy and makes for a great weekday meal prep. Just keep in mind that it has to sit overnight before you blend! I also really think adding nut butter made all the difference so I highly recommend not skipping that ingredient!
What are Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are small, black and white seeds. Yes, they’re the same seeds used in chia pets. But they are a great source of fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients. Chia seeds can be eaten raw, soaked in liquids, or ground and added to foods like smoothies, yogurt, and baked goods. They are often used as a thickener or egg substitute in vegan cooking. Today, we’re using them to make chia pudding!
What is Blended Chia Pudding?
Blended chia pudding is a type of dessert or snack made from chia seeds that have been soaked in a liquid (such as milk, coconut milk, or almond milk) until they form a gel-like consistency. The soaked chia seeds are then blended with additional ingredients such as fruit, sweeteners, spices, and nut butters to create a creamy, pudding-like mixture. The blended chia pudding can be eaten as is or topped with fresh fruit, nuts, and other toppings. It is a nutritious and satisfying alternative to a traditional pudding made with sugar and thickeners.
Where to Buy Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are often sold in the organic section of the grocery store, but you can also find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and online at Amazon. Keep your chia seeds in the fridge to make them last longer.
Are Chia Seeds Good For you?
Chia seeds are often called a “superfood” because they are a nutrient-dense food that provides a variety of health benefits. Chia seeds are a rich source of fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. The fiber in chia seeds can help regulate digestion and make you feel full, making this blended pudding extra satisfying.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds are important for heart health and brain function. Additionally, chia seeds are low in calories, gluten-free, and easily digestible, making them a good choice for people with dietary restrictions. I love that this pudding contains healthy fats, protein, and fiber!
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