Recipe: Chia Pudding

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Food and fitness blogger Lisa Danielson shares her favorite ways to customize chia pudding.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chia Pudding

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup chia seeds
2 TBSP cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBSP natural peanut butter, chunky (I like Adams)
1 TBSP Maple syrup
1 tsp Truvia (or any granulated Stevia)
topping: chopped peanuts and dark chocolate

• In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Taste for sweetness, adjust as necessary
• Place in a jar or other small container for at least 4 hours or overnight.
• Top with chopped peanuts or dark chocolate
• Will stay good in fridge for up to 4 days covered. Serves 3

Greek Yogurt and Vanilla Chia Pudding

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 TBSP maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Truvia (or other granulated stevia)
pinch of salt
¼ cup chia seeds
topping: fruit and granola

• Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well
• Place in jar or other container and cover. Place in fridge
• Allow to sit in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Give the mixture another couple of stirs.
• Divide into containers and top with fruit and granola
• Will keep in fridge for up to 4 days covered. Serves 4
Tropical Protein Chia Pudding

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (whey or vegan)
1/3 cup diced fresh pineapple
¼ c chia seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp coconut extract
topping: toasted coconut, fresh pineapple

• Mix ingredients into small bowl. Make sure protein powder is evenly distributed
• Pour into a jar or other small container. Place in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Top with toasted coconut and some fresh pineapple. Serves 2

Vegan Coconut Pudding

1 can full fat coconut milk
2 TBSP maple syrup
½ tsp coconut extract
1/3 cup chia seeds
pinch of salt
topping: shredded coconut and mixed berries

• In small bowl, mix all ingredients together.
• Place in jar or small container and allow to set in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
• Top with coconut and mixed berries
• Will keep up to 4 days in fridge covered. Serves 4

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