I love quick snacks that are rich in protein and fat because they keep me non-hungry and non-angry for at least 3 hours! So, if you are craving a quick healthy snack – check this recipe out. I have tried many chia seed snacks and experimented with adding certain ingredients and a certain amount of chia seeds to get a perfect consistency. If you add too much – the pudding will become too hard if you add too little – it will be too runny. The creamy texture and easiness of this snack are what makes it perfect for a busy mom-life!
P.S. I am still working on getting my 3-year-old to eat this, but we are making slow progress with other foods (such as spinach and calamari:), so I am ok with her not eating my chia seed pudding yet:)
1 1/2 c coconut milk
1/3 c chia seeds
1/4 c cacao powder
1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener (honey or maple syrup to your taste)
1 tsp of lavender flowers (dry)
Combine coconut milk, chia seeds, lavender, sweetener, and cacao powder.
Pour into separate cups.
Set on the counter for 10-20 minutes and mix the pudding 2-3 times before setting it into the fridge. This will prevent the chia seeds from making clumps.
Zhanna Tarjeft, FNP is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and a founder of Sprouts Health Functional Medicine Practice in Gilbert, Arizona. Her articles are a matter of personal opinion and do not constitute direct medical advice. All conditions are unique and require the direct review and care of your own physician. To book an appointment with Zhanna Tarjeft contact her at (480) 550-9551