At the beginning of the summer I took my first plunge into the world of chia seeds. Before that, I had only ever heard of them in reference to chia pets. I never realized that they were something you could eat. After putting chia seeds in my green juice, I kind of threw them by the wayside. They sat in my cupboard going forgotten. Until this past weekend. I was talking with a close family friend and she told me about a chia seed pudding recipe that she swears by.
The nice thing about this recipe is that there is little work involved, yet it yields at least 3-4 days of breakfast. It is also an incredibly healthy recipe with chia seeds, nonfat Greek yogurt, and agave nectar. You don't have to feel too guilty about eating this pudding.
A great addition to this recipe is to add fresh fruit and sliced almonds on top of the pudding. It is perfect for a quick breakfast before a busy day at work.
After taking the above picture, and trying to edit out the insane white-out, I have realized how badly I need a diffuser panel. Looks like my photography equipment collection will be growing very shortly.
I hope you all get the chance to try this recipe, and if you do, please let me know your thoughts!
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Ingredients: 1 cup fat-free or low-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup chia seeds 2 tablespoons agave syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt
- Mix ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Let sit on counter, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.
- Top with fresh fruit and almonds, serve!