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Chia Pudding with Almond Milk – Filling and Slimming

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There are hundreds of chia seed pudding with almond milk recipes on the internet and probably in every new cookbook – but we are bringing you one with a special combination that you probably haven’t tried before.

The delicious pudding base is spiced with cardamom and then topped with yoghurt, blackberries, nectarines and even chopped almonds. It has that special cardamom taste, the freshness of the yoghurt, the sweet taste of the fruits and the crunch of the almonds – a perfect combination.

Chia seed pudding with almond milk – the perfect allrounder

There are dozens of chia pudding benefits, but if you ask me, the best thing is that there are no rules as to when you can eat it – breakfast, dessert, or even as a snack in between meals. You can always prep it in a to-go-cup and when hunger strikes – there it is.

I love meal prepping – so I never get into a situation where I’m hungry and nervous and have to eat whatever is available. We have even compiled a couple of meal prep ideas, and this chia seed pudding could definitely be part of our next compilation.

Our delicious Chia breakfast pudding is also an option you might want to try – just trust me on this one!

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The many perks of chia seeds

Is chia pudding healthy? Why yes, of course – not only do chia seeds have a loooot of fiber, antioxidants and even protein, chia seeds offer several other health benefits that make them perfect in any diet.

What about chia pudding calories? Two tablespoons of chia seeds have 138 calories and combined with a milk of your choice, yoghurt or overnight oats, they are very filling. There are many chia seed recipes for weight loss and research has even shown that chia seeds may aid weight loss and lead to a reduced waist circumference.

These tiny black seeds are full of important minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, our weight loss plans often include chia seed recipes for breakfast or as a healthy dessert.

Apart from their great nutritional value and low calorie count, chia seeds are very good for your digestive system. In simple words – they will make you poop regularly, which is good in every diet.

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What is it about cardamom?

The “secret” ingredient of this recipe is cardamom, and it makes all the difference. I´m going to be honest – I have never used cardamom before – but when I tried this recipe – oh goodness, why haven’t I?

Cardamom is a spice that has been used in the Middle Eastern and Arab countries for ages. Nowadays it is more and more common in the West.

It’s distinctive flavor makes every recipe special, and it can be used in both – sweet and savory recipes – and even in beverages. But aside from the flavor, the health benefits of cardamom are what makes this spice so wonderful.

Cardamom contains phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties. These can benefit your heart, oral and liver health and cardamom contains helpful nutrients like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

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The freshness, the fruitiness and the crunch

Since this is basically an overnight chia seed pudding, you´ll have to be patient and wait 12 hours or until the next morning – but then it’s finally time for the toppings.

The yoghurt gives the recipe a fresh kick and additional protein to fuel your body. You can even veganize the recipe by swapping the yoghurt with a plant-based one.

The combination of blackberries and nectarines is really something – the sweetness is complemented by the cardamom and refreshed by the yoghurt. If you don’t have any blackberries at hand, you can replace them with any berries of your choice (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, …) and I don’t have to tell you how berries are full of healthy nutrients.

Last but not least – chop up some almonds and add them on top. Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients and they are also a nice snack in many diets for weight loss.

In conclusion – whether it is for breakfast, dessert, as a simple snack, whether you just enjoy healthy meals or are on a weight loss diet – eating this chia pudding with almond milk will give you tons of nutrients, a satisfied mouth and belly and the joyous feeling of having eaten something delicious but insanely healthy. Enjoy!

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And finally, although we designed this as a chia seed pudding with almond milk recipe, you can of course use your favourite milk instead!

Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk
5 from 6 votes
An insanely healthy chia pudding with almond milk that will give you all the nutrients you need, without any unnecessary calories.
Diet: egg-free, gluten-free
Prep Time:15 minutes
Resting Time:12 hours
Total Time:15 minutes
Servings:2 servings
Calories:297kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small sized pot over medium heat almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cardamom and salt. Once the liquid boils, take off the heat. Note: In a rush? Skip the cooking. It works as well.
    1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp cardamom, ground, ¼ tsp salt
  • In a medium sized bowl add the chia seeds and almond milk mix. Stir until the seeds are homogeneously in contact with the liquid. Cover and rest in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight.
    4 tbsp chia seeds
  • Serve chia pudding topped with yogurt, almonds, blackberries, and nectarine slices.
    ½ cup blackberries, ⅓ cup natural yogurt, 2 tbsp almonds, 1 nectarine/apricot

NOTES

You can replace blackberries with any berries of your choice, like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk
Amount per Serving
Calories
297
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
477
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
461
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
13
g
54
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
366
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
Calcium
 
404
mg
40
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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