About This Recipe
This spiced chia pudding is everyone’s favorite, packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Top it with whatever you like (pistachios and berries for me, a little blueberry, chocolate chip, and maple syrup action for my kids).
Chia is widely touted as a great source of complete protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Spices, nuts, and fruit all bring their own potent nutritional profiles to this concoction, making it an excellent breakfast or restorative snack.
- 2 cups (480 ml) milk of choice
- Pinch of saffron
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or pinch of vanilla bean powder
- 6 Tbsp (60 g) chia seeds
- Pistachios for serving
- Berries for serving
- Sweetener of your choice for serving
Step 1Warm the milk in a medium pot over medium heat, careful not to let it boil.
Step 2Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix a pinch of saffron into 1 Tbsp of the warm milk, using the back of a spoon to crush the saffron, so that the flavor releases into the milk.
Step 3Transfer the saffron milk mixture back into the pot of milk and whisk in the ground cardamom, cinnamon, and a pinch of vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder. Adjust these to taste.
Step 4Transfer the warm milk into glass jars or bowls. Divide the chia seeds among the jars/bowls, and mix well. Allow to set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours and up to overnight.
Step 5Serve with pistachios and berries or whatever toppings you like and a dash of your favorite sweetener, if desired.
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