June 12, 2013
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
This recipe falls under the "healthy" category. I have been on a very restricted diet lately, but I won't bore you with the details. Basically I've had to completely change the way I eat and what I eat. It has been a huge learning experience for me, and has gotten me in tune with what foods my body likes and processes well. However, the meals aren't very exciting - mostly vegetables, salads, fruit and limited animal protein (like chicken). The lists for each category are not very long either, so lets just say while it's slowly growing, there really aren't many meal options and I am starting to get bored!
I did find and try this pumpkin chia pudding though. Compared to what I've been eating for over a month, this pudding made my taste buds sing! This is a really basic recipe (in terms of ingredients & how you put it together), and it doesn't really require much time or effort. I've been enjoying this pudding in my weekly breakfast rotation, but you can also have it as a dessert. I like it, and will continue to keep it in my breakfast line-up in the future. It's healthy and tastes good.....I suppose I can't ask for much more than that at this point! Welcome to my world.......
Pumpkin Chia Pudding (serves 2)
1 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup vanilla flavored coconut milk
4 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
In a medium bowl, add everything except the chia seeds, and stir well to combine. Add the chia seeds and again stir well to combine. Chill for at least 2 hrs or overnight.