Recipe by Madeleine Ignon
If you’re looking for something simple and sweet to munch on this spring, this is the perfect solution. Chia seeds, magically and with the smallest input of effort, make a wonderful, healthy pudding. Much like the way they take on a tapioca-like texture in the popular kombucha drinks, they gelatinize when soaked in water or nut milk. Add a little sweetener, and you have instant pudding.
As I have been finding out, they are very versatile in cooking, and you can also eat them raw sprinkled over cereals or grains. Plus, they’re packed with fiber, calcium, and omega-3s, making it a great alternative to other sugary snacks. Add your favorite fruit to make it an even more enjoyable easy spring dish!
Prep time: 4 hours 5 mins
Cooking time: 4 hours 5 mins
2 1/2 cups almond milk
3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
1. In a large jar (or two small jars, if you divide the ingredients), combine the almond milk and sweetener. Close the jar and shake to combine. Add the chia seeds and orange zest to the jar, then close and shake well.
2. Refrigerate until thick and pudding-like, at least 4 hours or overnight, shaking or stirring occasionally.
3. Serve with fruit, a drizzle of honey, cinnamon, or whatever other toppings you like.