Vanilla Chia Seed PuddingEvery weekday morning I usually have either plain Greek yogurt with granola and berries or vanilla yogurt with granola and berries. While these quick breakfast options are always enjoyable, there comes a time when enough is enough and you need to mix it up! After making (and loving) my first chia seed pudding, I was excited to try out new flavors and make more! Nev-dawg has been away these past few days which meant that my bed had room for my biff Alex aka Alejandra #slumberparty. We went out and got some sushi with all the spicy mayo (or maybe spicy mayo with a side of sushi, that still remains unclear) then decided to come home and make some pudding. We decided that we would just make vanilla to keep it simple and not too sweet  since we would be enjoying it for breakfast. The pudding came out really well and tasted like a cross between plain yogurt and vanilla yogurt (but in pudding form). While this was delicious, we couldn’t help but compare it to my Chocolate Nutella Chia Seed Pudding which unfortunately made the vanilla a little disappointing. I think next time I’d either either add some honey when I add the berries to give it some extra sweetness while preserving the crisp plain yogurt taste, or I would use vanilla Greek yogurt in place of the plain to make it more obviously vanilla in flavor. Either way, we had an awesome breakfast and I think this recipe has a lot of potential and countless ways for you to make it your own! 


Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes (inactive 8 hours)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage)
  • 3 tbsp low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Place all ingredients in medium bowl. IMG_2201 Whisk until ingredients are well combined. IMG_2202
Cover the bowl tightly with saran-a-wrap and refrigerate overnight. The next morning it will have thickened and developed a pudding-like consistency. Serve pudding and top with fresh blackberries and raspberries (or whatever toppings you like!). Enjoy! IMG_2204

And look how cute Alejandra is with her breakfast pudding! This blog’s got models now!Alejandra

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 96; Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium: 61 g; Carbs: 10 g; Sugars 6 g; Protein 8 g

**Note: nutrition facts do not include toppings


Amanda’s Rating: 7/10

Nevin’s Rating: 7.5/10

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