Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

It’s no secret that I love desserts and that I love to bake. I used to bake ALL the time in college–anything to procrastinate from doing homework! AM I RIGHT?

Chia seeds are a great way to add fiber and protein to your dessert. Did you know that chia seeds are packed with a high amount of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids? CHA CHA CHA CHIA! They expand in liquid, which makes this dessert even more fun! This is so incredibly easy, sweet, guilt-free, filling, and simple. Less than 7 ingredients, and only 5 minutes of your time.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 banana cut into thin slices (Not into bananas? Use berries!)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (soy or coconut would work as well)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (a pinch of nutmeg wouldn’t be so bad either!)
    • If you decide to use berries, opt out on adding cinnamon.
  • 1 Tbsp agave (or honey if not vegan)
  • top with coconut flakes or chopped nuts

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients (minus your toppings).
  • Cover and let it sit overnight. The chia seeds will expand and TADAH! You got yourself some pudding!
  • Top with nuts or coconut before serving.

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ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 3 Calories: 138

Total Fat 8g, Sodium 362mg, Total Carbs 15g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugar 5g, Protein 3g

Looking for a recipe nutrition calculator? MyFitnessPal has a very user friendly website just for that!

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator

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