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Blueberry Spice Chia Seed Pudding w/ Fruit

(adapted from Food52)

Serves 4-6

  • 1/2 cup Chia seeds
  • 2 1/4 cups Almond milk (or rice, soy, or light coconut milk)
  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cardamom spice
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Blend milk, blueberries, cardamom, cinnamon, honey and vanilla together in a blender on high till smooth.
  2. Pour blueberry mixture over chia seeds and stir thoroughly with a whisk or a fork. Let rest for five minutes, and stir again. Ten minutes later, stir again. Refrigerate and let sit overnight.
  3. In the morning, give it a stir and check texture. If it’s too thick, simply add more almond milk; the texture should be similar to that of tapioca pudding (just imagine tiny tapioca pearls!). Serve.
  4. Add your own mixture of fresh fruits on top of the pudding before serving (I added blueberries, strawberries and blackberries).

All I gotta say is that I’ve found my new favorite breakfast dessert with this fruity chia seed pudding.  One of my health nut friends would always bring a chia seed drink to work and go on about all the benefits of chia seeds (such as omega-3, improving heart health, aiding digestion, boosting energy, the list goes on) that I figure I needed to try it for myself.  I’ve seen it inside of drinks before, which to me is like a makeshift tapioca (and we all know I love boba or little things inside of my drinks), but I’ve never made it myself.  So when I found this recipe from Food52, it got me sold on wanting to try out chia seeds.  And I surely am SOLD!  Basically the whole dry seeds are tiny hard little seeds, but when soaked in liquid, they turn into little tapioca like jelly balls that are so fun to eat!  I’ve made this recipe twice now and made some adjustments on the spice and ingredients and above is what I currently use.

Are you a chia seed fan?  Would love to hear about the recipes you make with it if you are!

8 Comments ( Reply )

  1. jillian
    May 07, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    mmmm all the berries look so good! i had cereal with chia once and i really liked it! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. Mitha Komala
    May 07, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

    omg they look yummy and healthy! thanks for sharing the recipe <3

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  3. Happiness at Mid Life
    May 08, 2014 @ 1:06 am

    I have chia seeds everyday. I put them in my morning smoothies. But I make a lot of variations of this pudding to eat as well. Blend some coconut milk and strawberries and then soak the chia seeds overnight in it …one of m favorites. I have done it with lemon and thrown in pineapple and mango toppings fora tropical flavor. I swear am addicted to chia seeds.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  4. Krysten
    May 08, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    I’ve never even heard of these but this looks delish!

  5. lisacng @ expandng.com
    May 08, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    Cool, I’d totally try! Are chia seeds hard to find??

  6. Sheila
    May 08, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    Yum!! I love chia seed pudding. I should try this recipe out!

    xo – Sheila

  7. Natalia
    May 10, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    Oh I need to try this. I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Thanks for the motivation!

  8. patricia
    May 19, 2014 @ 8:35 am

    We have over 100 free recipes on our website and over 400 on Pinterest. Our Pinterest contains many shares from websites, acknowledging that there are many people experimenting and sharing with chia seeds.

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