Chia Pudding

  • 1 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chia seed

Mix all ingredients except chia seed with a whisk or immersion blender.  Add chia seed and whisk immediately, so the seed doesn’t clump and stick together.   Let stand several hours or overnight in the fridge.  Mine set up in about 3 hours.  You may grind the chia seed briefly in a blender if you like.  Just be sure to grind enough seed to cover the blades of the blender.  Makes about 2 cups.

Variation :

  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

I think you could also use any liquid you like; It doesn’t have to be almond milk.  The point is to increase the amount of sticky fiber eaten to feed beneficial bacteria in the gut.    How about just plain water or even fruit juice?  Of course you would have to adjust the sweetener and other seasonings.

Makes about 4 cups

Easy Chia Drink:

Mix together 1 tbsp chia seed and 8 ounces fruit juice.





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