Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Since it’s the season of the all things pumpkin, there is no better way to keep the obsession going than a little Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding!
This pudding is perfect for breakfast—or dessert! It’s rich and creamy, but is far more nutritious than your run- of-the-mill chocolate pudding pack. You won’t miss the sugary pudding of the past after trying this recipe! The pumpkin adds amazing fall flavor and a boost of vitamin A and beta carotene for eye health and phytonutrient power.
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What makes Chia seeds so special? First off, they’re high in fiber to help keep you satiated until lunch. In fact, the fiber forms a gel which acts like a sponge, taking up space in your stomach and helping to keep you feeling full. The chia seeds’ fiber also keeps your blood sugar levels stable as it creates a gradual release of fuel into your bloodstream. Plus, chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation. Make this pudding in the evening, and wake up to an indulgent, yet healthy breakfast treat.
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin, works just fine!–not pumpkin pie mix)
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon to taste
Add all ingredients to a bowl, stirring to combine. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight. The pudding will be thick, creamy, and ready to enjoy!
Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 222.5 Carbs: 20 g Protein: 9.5g Fat: 15.3 g Sat. Fat: 0g Unsat Fat: 15.3 g Cholesterol: 0g Sugar: 2 g Fiber: 17 g Sodium: 135 g
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin, works just fine!--not pumpkin pie mix)
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Cinnamon to taste
- Add all ingredients to a bowl, stirring to combine.
- Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.
- The pudding will be thick, creamy, and ready to enjoy!