recipe pumpkin pie chia pudding

A fairly new fad in the health and wellness world brought chia seeds to the forefront of many exciting meals. Because of the excellent health benefits they provide, these seeds have worked their way into a variety of recipes, both savory and sweet!

Chia seeds expand in liquid, forming a pudding-like consistency. It sounds unusual, and it may even look unusual, but the pumpkin pie flavor packed in this treat will leave you with nothing but joy.

The nutrients in chia seeds help support your mind and body. They are loaded in antioxidants, are high in omega-3s, and are a good source of fiber and protein. It’s not just a better alternative to the fall dessert staple, but it’s also a healthy addition to your diet. Talk about a guilt-free dessert!

 

There you have it! A fairly simple recipe to help you satisfy those after-dinner sweet cravings! With the leaves changing colors and fall leading us into the colder months of winter, it’s important to continue to provide your body with healthy vitamins and nutrients like chia seeds to battle seasonal sicknesses, allergies, and colds.

Our healthy pudding recipe is a great way to add a new flair to your upcoming holiday festivities with family and friends.

Cooking time: 1 minute

Recipe serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and stir everything together.
  2. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Calories (per serving): 181

22g carbs; 8g fat; 4g protein; 86mg sodium; 12g sugar; 8g fiber

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