How to re-create this recipe:
- 1 cup vanilla flavored unsweetened Almond milk
- 1 cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt (2 percent)
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp of kosher salt
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 6 strawberries, hulled and chopped
Putting it together:
- In a medium bowl, whisk the almond milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt until blended well. Whisk in the chia seeds and let stand 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, stir the mixture one more time to re-distribute the chia seeds. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day in a small bowl toss strawberries with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Spoon the pudding into small bowls or decorative glasses. Put the strawberries on top.
Nourishment for your body:
Chia seeds are a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids (Omega 3 fatty acids are the “good cholesterol” that helps protect against heart attack and stroke), fiber, antioxidants, iron and calcium. 1 ounce serving of chia seeds contains 5.6 grams of protein.
Tips when cooking: You can use whatever fruit you have on hand. I find chopped mangoes to also be delicious on top as well as any chopped nuts you may have in your pantry. Dried cherries or dried cranberries are also delicious with this pudding.