4th of July - Chia Seed Pudding

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Celebrate this 4th of July with a healthy treat that the whole family will love!

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite treats … yes, and even sometimes my favorite breakfast!

I love the thick pudding like consistency and the slight sweetness from the berries and almond milk … but the best part is that it’s healthy!!

Chia seed pudding is packed with protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids.

One ounce of chia seeds contains 4.7 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber!

The base is fairly easy to make and can last for a few days in the fridge.

For this special 4th of July chia seed pudding, I am topping mine with blueberries and strawberries!

For an extra special treat you can top yours with fresh almond milk whipped topping!!

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or nut milk of your choice) (1 cup plain Greek yogurt) - optional

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, and the vanilla until just blended.

  2. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes.

  3. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries and mix in the almonds.