JAIMI'S CHIA SEED PUDDING
Sometimes you just have to be honest and say when you’re good at something. I’m good at making chia seed pudding. Everyone has their talents and this happens to be mine. It’s so good for an easy make-ahead breakfast or snack or to serve for a gathering when you garnish it up nicely.
Chia seed pudding is always healthy and versatile but I think this combo of ingredients makes it a little more complex and delicious and it only takes a little more effort. Adjust anything to your preferences!
3½ cups of oat milk (or your milk preference)
1 can of condensed coconut cream (it’s a little 5.4oz can)
pinch of salt
dash of vanilla
dash of cinnamon (love this one because it’s so sweet which means we need less maple)
vanilla stevia drops (try these ones!)
¼ cup of shredded coconut
1 cup of chia seeds
I am very approximate about everything here except for the oat milk and chia seeds — that ratio is necessary for it to be the right consistency. Other than that, I don’t measure anything.
Blend everything except for the coconut and chia seeds. Add in the coconut and chia seeds last and blend quickly just to mix, you want the chia seeds to remain intact.
Sometimes I add in cacao for a chocolate version which is a very good healthy dessert or I purée frozen strawberries or seasonal fruit in. However, I'll usually do any special choices as toppings like…
bananas + walnuts
pistachios + dried cranberries
a fruit compote if you’re feeling fancy
Jaimi Brooks is a licensed marriage and family therapist, women's group leader, founder of The Well Lived Woman, and creator of the Values Deck.