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
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
In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, and the vanilla until just blended.
Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes.
Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries and mix in the almonds.