Chia Seed Pudding - Vanilla, Chocolate or Peanut Banana

Although chia seeds contain 25 to 40 percent fat, it is in the form of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and incorporating chia seeds into the diet can help restore the body's preferred ratio of essential fatty acids. Here are three ways to enjoy chia seeds as a pudding for a brain-boosting breakfast, light lunch or snack! Enjoy!!

Servings: 1

IngredientsVanilla Chia Seed Pudding

2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other unsweetened milk)
dash of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup, honey or agave
Optional toppings: sliced kiwi, strawberries or any combination of fruit

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other unsweetened milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Optional toppings: 1 to 2 tablespoons trail mix for an extra protein boost; sliced strawberries and/or banana

Peanut Banana Chia Seed Pudding

2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other unsweetened milk)
1 teaspoon maple syrup, honey or agave
1 banana, separated — ½ mashed in recipe, other ½ sliced on top
1-2 tablespoons peanut protein powder
Optional toppings: cacao nibs and sliced strawberries

Directions
  1. Place all ingredients except toppings in a medium-sized jar and stir to combine.
  2. Cover with lid and place in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Remove lid and stir — should be a pudding-like consistency.
  4. Top with optional ingredients. Enjoy!

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