3-Ingredient Chia Pudding
One of the biggest questions I ask myself when I am trying to be health-conscious is – what the hell should I eat for a snack? Out with the Nimco slims and say no to sugary drinks – tis’ the season for the healthy and easy to put together Chia pudding. Ever since I tried the one at Nobby Cafe, I knew I had to learn how to make this delicious and nutrient packed treat for myself.
This easy to whip up snack is high in fiber, which means it’s good for blood sugar control, cholesterol levels and gut health, and is also high in protein – always good for building lean muscle. It also contains healthy fats, which work wonders for helping you feel satiated
With three simple ingredients – Chia Seeds, Honey, and Milk – you don’t have to worry about lots of prep. Start with two mason jars of almond milk (or any milk you’d like), some chia seeds and honey (or any other sweetener you may want to substitute). You can also leave out the sweetener if you prefer to sweeten it only with toppings like fresh fruit, coconut shavings or chocolate chips.
The only thing to remember is that ratio is everything! To make it into a complete snack serving, measure 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every half cup of milk. You can play around with the measurements to find the consistency you like best. When it’s time to mix in the chia seeds, make sure you take out the time to ensure the chia seeds are incorporated into the milk. Then wait a few minutes for the chia pudding to settle and mix again. This will ensure it doesn’t separate in the fridge. Check to make sure there are no clumps and don’t refrigerate it until it’s clump-free.
Finally, close the mason jars, place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 7 days. The chia seeds will absorb all the milk and sweetener and be ready to eat then. Drizzle with honey (or some fresh berries) on top for that touch of sweet – and get to digging in!