This maple chai chia pudding has a handful of different super foods to boost both texture and nutrition! Maple, vanilla and light chai spices provide the rest of the flavors. This post is sponsored by Nuts.com
Chai – chia – chia – chai.
Does that do a number on your eyes?! I can’t tell you how many times I have typed chai instead of chia and vice versa. (And I promise you there is a typo right in this post!)
I am a few years late getting into the chia pudding trend, but I have fallen hard for the strawberry chia pudding at The Juice Laundry. I’m still working on that recipe, but wanted to share one today made from a selection of ingredients from Nuts.com.
Nuts.com is a family-owned online boutique that offers a huge selection of specialty foods such as (you guessed it) nuts and nut products, flour alternatives (like almond flour and rice flour), and a plethora of healthy snacks hand-picked by their Registered Dietitian. Most of them have less than 160 calories, protein and/or fiber and minimal saturated fat.
Go to Nuts.com by clicking here, to get a choice of your four free samples with an order over $25, if you’re a first time Nuts.com customer!
Nuts.com sent me a handful of ingredients to use in a recipe –
The roasted, salted macadamia nuts are EPIC! Definitely going to be getting some more of those.
Maple Chai Chia Pudding
Maple, vanilla and light chai spices provide the rest of the flavors. Feel free to add more maple if you like things on the sweeter side.
For chia pudding, which is sort of like tapioca-meets-regular-pudding, you just soak the chia seeds overnight in a liquid. I used organic cow’s milk, but use any kind of milk or liquid that you like. The ratio of 1/4 cup chias to 1 cup of liquid seems to be an ideal combo for a soft pudding texture.
Add the chia and other dry ingredients to your serving container –
Then pour in your milk and final wet ingredients.
Mix well again!
Set in fridge overnight.
The next morning add whatever toppings you’d like – fruit, nuts, nut butters.
Maple Chai Chia Pudding
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- Pinch ground cloves
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp roasted macadamia nuts
- Mix chia, milk, spices, maple and vanilla.
- Add in goji berries and nibs, reserving a few as toppings.
- Allow pudding to sit overnight in the fridge.
- Add toppings as desired in the AM!