25 Apr 2014

Vanilla Chia Pudding



It's my last day of my practicum today, and it's one of the saddest days of the year.

I mean, it's great that I won't be AS busy now. Actually that's not true. Now I will be going to school from 8AM-8PM.. But I am going to miss the students a lot. I know this is the most cheesy thing to say ever, but I think I have learned more from them than they have from me.




So it's going to be a partying day today. Cupcakes, cookies, potato chips...indulgence at it's finest.

In which case, I think I need a healthy breakfast. You know, to balance out the intense amount of unhealthy food that I am going to consume today.




And I know that I am going a little nuts with the chia seeds, but I really can't help myself. At least this time it's a healthy addiction.

Even though I usually top my chia seed puddings with granola, the most raisin and apricot granola that I just made is long gone. So I had to make do with blueberries. And since blueberry season is fast approaching, I see the summer being filled with more puddings like this.

And yours should be to. If you are into this kind of thing.





Vanilla Chia Pudding
printable recipe


What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cups milk
-1/4 cup chia seeds
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon maple syrup


Directions:

    1.   In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients, and refrigerate. Over the course of the next half hour, whisk the pudding every 10 minutes as it begins to thicken. This prevents the chia seeds from clumping. After the half hour is up, keep refrigerated for 3 hours or overnight. 

22 comments:

  1. I'm jealous of your pudding success, mine always comes out more like "Chia seed cereal"

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  2. What a great idea for a healthy breakfast . Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This looks so good! I have never cooked with chia seeds before, but you have inspired me with this recipe! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  4. Congrats on finishing part of your course, Cathleen. That's definitely a reason to celebrate with chia pudding if ever I saw one! Another great reminder for me to give chia seed pudding a go. It really does appeal to me! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Sounds delicious! Though I have no idea how it would taste.. Time to get some chia seeds I guess.

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  6. I've never eaten chia seeds before. This looks great - tempted to try! :)

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  7. Che delizia, mai provato prima!
    Un abbraccio!
    Incoronata

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  8. Love chia seeds! This is a beautiful and delicious dessert.

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  9. Nice, although I've never seen these seeds before. Berries - I know and like! Puddings too! :) ela@GrayApron

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  10. Lovely!
    I hope you have an amazing time celebrating with the students, indulge to the max! I did that yesterday and today, we're talking curry, Mexican and Norwegian waffles here.... Haha! That's what weekend are for! I just prepared a chocolate cake chia seed pudding based on your previous recipe, cannot WAIT to wroom it up in the morning and dive in! :D x

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  11. Buenísimo ...rico postre mi médico que es mi marido me lo recomendó para bajar los niveles de colesterol,abrazos

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  12. i hv never tried chia seeds before but this pudding sounds certainly easy to make and looks great too!

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  13. Ooooo love love chia pudding :)

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  14. I need some healthy breakfast ideas! I'm on a pre vacation diet for the next few weeks. This looks good!

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  15. Is that all there is to the recipe? How easy! Last night I made some tapioca pudding from scratch (which looks a little like your pudding) but I had to first soak the tapioca pearls and then cook them for about 15 minutes. Chia seeds- here I come!! (Fran from G'day Souffle') www.gdaysouffle.com

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  16. Yum, I love chia pudding and this one looks so delicious! Totally wish I had some of this for breakfast :)

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  17. Vanilla chia puddings are the best! :)

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  18. Haha, I do the same thing! If I know I`m going to pig out later on I eat a healthy breakfast to start my day.

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  19. That looks so delicious but simple too. With a recipe like this, there's no excuse for eating unhealthily :)

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  20. I've seen these chia puddings floating around and have always wanted to try one out... your's looks incredible!

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  21. I've never tried chia pudding before. Yours makes me want to! I'll have to top it with granola, too, like you suggested. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Nicole @ Confectionalism.
    I just published my Cappuccino Brownie Tart recipe today. It's not really healthy, like your dish but it is addictive:
    http://www.confectionalism.com/4/post/2014/05/cappuccino-brownie-tart.html

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  22. I love chia pudding! And I can't believe you are going to be in school from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., that's a heavy schedule!

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