Many recipes on the internet call for the same ingredients for making Chia Pudding so I decided to try one I found on the Food Network with a few changes. The final result - a creamy and delicious Chia yogurt. I didn't think the taste and texture was sweet and gelled enough to call it pudding.
The recipe combined equal parts milk with yogurt, which seemed to work okay - the chia seeds swell up and thicken the milk. The Food Network recipe called for vanilla extract, maple syrup and salt. I didn't like the idea of adding salt to a wholesome food that already had sodium in it (sodium in the milk) so I didn't add any more salt. And, I used honey rather than maple syrup to keep the recipe more affordable. Using vanilla soy milk and yogurt provides plenty of vanilla flavor.
The chia pudding was devoured this morning after breakfast. We all decided it would make a great healthy snack. Experiment and have fun creating your own recipe variations.
Here is the basic recipe. Enjoy!
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1-2 Tablespoon(s) honey (or sweetener of choice)
1/4 cup chia seeds
fresh cut fruit for topping (we used a few fresh strawberries)
Putting it all together
In a medium bowl, mix together the milk, yogurt and sweetener. Add the chia seeds and mix together well. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.
- Chia yogurt could also be layered in glasses with fresh fruit to create colorful and nutritious dessert parfaits.
Grow your own CHIA part 1 - Check out CHIA - A Super Salvia
Grow your own CHIA part 2 - Check out CHIA - An Indigenous Food
Grow your own CHIA part 3 - Check out CHIA - Super Seed Nutrition
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