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This delicious Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds is the perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert for any day of the week!
Not only is it super simple to make and very versatile but chia seeds are super nutritious. Did you know these tiny yet mighty seeds are packed with healthy fats, plant-based complete protein, and fiber?! Just two tablespoons of chia seeds (1 ounce or 28 grams) contain about 4 grams of protein, 10.6 grams of fiber, 6.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats (healthy fats), and 18% RDA for calcium.
From start to finish, this chia seed pudding takes less than 5 minutes to make. Of course, you do have to let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the mixture settle. But, trust me, this is one tasty snack you’ll keep coming back to over and over again.
Get Creative With Your Chia Seed Pudding
One of the reasons I love this pudding so much is I can easily switch up the flavor.
For example, if you’re a peanut butter lover, consider adding 1 tbsp of peanut butter (or peanut powder) to your chia seed mix. Personally, I love adding peanut butter and cacao to my mix and topping it with nuts.
Similarly, you can alternate pumpkin seeds with almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, or walnuts! Not only do nuts add a bit of crunch and flavor to your pudding but they too are loaded with healthy nutrients.
This delicious and nutritious Chia Seed Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds is the perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert for any day of the week!
1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1–2 tbsp of cacao powder
In a mason jar (or airtight container) add milk and chia seeds. Stir with a spoon until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Add maple syrup, pumpkin seeds and, if using, cacao powder.
Put lid on jar and shake until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Place chia seed mixture in fridge and let sit for a minimum of 3 hours. Once pudding has set, it’s ready to enjoy! Tip: You can also combine ingredients before heading bed and simply let ingredients settle overnight. This guarantees you’ll have a tasty breakfast waiting for you first thing in the morning!
To Serve: I love topping my chia seed pudding with fresh berries and a touch of cinnamon.
Madeleine is a Franco-American podcaster and blogger on a mission to inspire and empower women to live healthier, more eco-friendly, and conscious lifestyles. On her blog/podcast, The Wise Consumer, she covers topics ranging from nutrition and recipes to ethical fashion and eco living tips. When not working Madeleine is either spending time with family, developing new recipes, or trail running.