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If you’ve heard of chia seed puddings, you may have wondered how to make it. It looks delicious, healthy, and complicated. However, this is not the case with chia seed puddings.

In fact, the chia seeds do everything for you. You simply have to put the ingredients together and shake. That’s it. Oh, and come up with some amazing toppings. But we can help you there. Think kiwi, berries, mango, pineapple, chocolate chips, nuts, and so much more.

Chia seeds fall under the healthy fats category, which means you get something in your tummy that will keep you full. Plus, if you make these chia seed puddings the night before, you can just grab it from the fridge and go. If you have a demanding toddler, this can be a quick way to get the foods you want and need as you run after your baby in the mornings.

Plus, keeping the topics healthy gives you everything you need for a healthy and balanced meal. Need a boost of protein? Add protein powder or blend some tofu to a puree with some milk and stir it in.

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2 cups of unsweetened milk (coconut, almond, cashew – or whatever you’d like)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup
  • Your toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Put the chia seeds in a mason jar. Add the milk, extract, and syrup.
  2. Put the lid on the mason jar and start shaking until it is well-combined.
  3. Put it in the fridge, revisiting the chia seed puddings every 5 minutes, giving it a shake. The chia seeds tend to stick together, so it’s best to give it a shake. You’ll notice that it starts to become thicker.
  4. If you want the pudding to become thicker, simply add more chia seeds. You don’t want it to be liquidy.
  5. Once ready to serve, add your toppings and enjoy!

If you have some great ideas for chia seed puddings, then please share them below to help other busy moms with staying creative in the kitchen!

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