Chia pudding is my favorite sweet snack right now for these 3 reasons:
- It's easy to prepare.
- It's a healthier alternative to the treats we usually scarf down to satisfy cravings.
- It's tasty AF!!!
I make individual servings in separate, small mason jars, but if you'd prefer to make multiple servings all in a single bowl or large mason jar go for it! That being said, this recipe is for a single serving, so if you do plan to make multiple servings, multiply the ingredients by however many servings you're looking to make. Also, I tend to keep my serving size fairly small, [I'd say around 1/3c], because I make it in a small mason jar & want to be sure I have plenty of room to add all the tasty & nutritious toppings, [like berries & nuts], I want! [**Confession: there are no toppings on my pudding in the photo because I ate them all & need to go buy more before I can finally devour it, but I wanted to get you the recipe ASAP!**]
- 1/8c chia seeds
- [Optional] 1/2 scoop collagen peptides protein powder [I use Vital Proteins Unflavored]
- 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp fresh ground coffee
- [Optional] 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp raw honey [you can totally use any sweetener you prefer]
- 1/4c milk [I use The New Barn Unsweeted Vanilla Almond Milk]
- Pile all these ingredients, in any order you like, into a mason jar or bowl
- Use a whisk or spoon to mix it all up - [or, if you're using a mason jar, just put the cover on tight & shake it like a maraca!]
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours
- Top with any fruit or nuts you find enticing - I highly recommend raspberries with this recipe - & enjoy!!
[**Expert tip ;-) the longer you let it sit, the more the chia seeds absorb the sweetener you used, so I put less sweetener - 1/2-3/4 Tbsp - in the puddings I know I won't eat for a couple days.]
I have more fun chia pudding recipes coming your way soon, so stay tuned! 'Til then, share your Moch-amazing chia creations with me on FB/IG/TW @cassiebstrong #BWell #EatYourWellness!