Monday, April 17, 2017

Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

What is gluten free, diary free, ridiculously healthy and addicting?  THIS PUDDING!  This is not even considered cooking!  It's embarrassingly simple.

Let's call it STRENGTH pudding!  Chia is the Mayan word for Strength.  This seed is packed with nutrition and some might say is one of the healthiest foods on the planet!  Protein, fiber, omega-3s, TONS of vitamins and minerals... the list goes on.  If you google their benefits, you will get lost in all the goodness.  I dare you.  Then make some for dessert and give yourself a high five!

I got the recipe from a friend who loves simple and excellent recipes, so when she says "she's got a new dessert for me," I take her at her word.  I've been making this pudding for over a year almost weekly.  So great for dessert, breakfast, a snack, add to smoothies, YOU NAME IT!

1 1/2 cup coconut (vanilla flavored) or other nut milk
1/2 cup chia seed
2 tbls real maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

(Makes about 2 cups of pudding)

So, start by pouring your milk.  Yes, that was easy.

Add your chia seed and stir together until well incorporated.

Add your maple syrup, continuing to stir well.

Lastly, add your cinnamon.  Stir this super fast, or else it will just stay on the top.

After that, cover with Saran Wrap and chill for 4 hours.  Feel free to stir once or twice in that time.   

And guys, that's IT!  I told you it was simple!  We love to top it with berries, bananas or nuts.  You can also convince kids to eat it by the spoonful or dipping graham-crackers in it!

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