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Vanilla Chia Pudding

This is a great snack recipe to try out and is really easy to make!  Chia seeds are a delicious addition to most shakes and add an additional source of protein and are high in fiber.  You can put them in homemade protein bars or add them to your morning shake.  This recipe was found on the Blahnik Baker Blog.  Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding can be made with coconut milk or almond milk, which ever you have on hand or prefer.
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • seeds from ⅓ of a vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoons organic maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • Toppings: ½ cup fresh raspberries, 2 tablespoons toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a medium bowl with a lid, combine all the ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate. During the first 30 minutes, stir the mixture every 10 minutes as it thickens. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Serve when the mixture reaches a custard-like consistency. Top with fresh fruits and coconut flakes.