Many of our patients ask us for ideas on how to satisfy their sweet tooth without going overboard with sugar. This simple recipe is naturally sweetened and can be customized to suit your taste buds. You can use honey in place of the maple syrup if you prefer, or add some yummy unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate-y treat. If you are cleansing, try swapping a few drops of stevia in place of the maple syrup.
Kids love this healthy dessert and will find it especially fun if they can help you prepare it. For a kid-friendly version, add all ingredients to a wide-mouth glass jar and cover tightly with the lid. Let the kids take turns shaking it up until it is thoroughly combined.
This recipe is provided by Jennifer Fanega, our resident Natural Foods Chef & Educator. For more information on the services Jen provides, click here.
Basic Chia Seed Pudding
4 ½ tablespoons chia seeds
One- 14 ounce can of coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
1- Measure chia seeds into a medium bowl.
2- Shake coconut milk well and pour into bowl.
3- Add vanilla extract, maple syrup and salt.
4- Combine well with a whisk or spoon.
5- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
6- Mix well again.
7- Refrigerate for atleast 4 hours (ideally overnight).
8- Stir well before serving.