Overnight Chia Pudding

Prep time: 1-5 minutes (depending on what you want to add to it)

Soaking time: 8 hours

Makes 2-3 servings

If you’ve never made chia pudding before, you NEED to get on that train! Not only is it impossibly simple, but chia seeds house a pretty ideal balance of essential fatty acids omega 3, 6, and 9’s, which aid in inflammation regulation and muscle function. They also contain all 8 essential amino acids needed for proper tissue growth and maintenance – some seriously attractive features for all you athletes out there (and everyone really).  Even more alluring is that chia seeds are also loaded with magnesium, calcium, and potassium, all of which are needed for muscle contraction, relaxation and electrolyte balance. Furthermore, just two tablespoons of this super food provide more than twice the fibre offered in a cup of oatmeal.  So basically, chia pudding is a pretty ideal snack for anyone interested in fitness and/or weight management. And it’s also just delicious and satisfying, which appeals to, well, everyone! Add some nut or seed butter and chopped nuts for a quick and easy breakfast, or some sliced organic fruit for a wonderfully healthful dessert.  

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup organic chia seeds
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond or coconut)

Directions

1. Combine chia seeds and non-dairy milk in a Mason jar or sealable glass container. 

2. Stir well, seal, and let sit for at least 8 hours or overnight. *Note: You may need to give it a good stir part way through and separate any clumping seeds.

My favorite toppings:

  • Organic berries
  • Chopped seasonal fruit
  • Soaked/ toasted nuts (chopped)
  • Hemp hearts
  • Avocado slices
  • Nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, walnut, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed etc.) 
  • Unpasteurized honey
  • Raw organic maple syrup
  • Chopped organic dried fruit (cherries, apricots, currents, blueberries, goji berries etc.)