Chia Seed Pudding with Quick Strawberry Jam

Chia Seeds are the weird little seeds that turn gelatinous after putting them into liquid, and they also happen to be incredibly healthy for you.

"Chia seeds  contain essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid; mucin; strontium’ vitamins A, B, E and D; and minerals, including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin and thiamine; and they’re a rich source of antioxidants."

To summarize: They are good AND good for you.

Today these little seeds become a delicious pudding that will step up your breakfast game.

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Chia seed pudding has been a very trendy recipe I've seen around, and I wanted to do my own take on it. I'm not gonna lie the pudding on it's own looks slightly slimy, but it tastes so dang good. You can customize these puddings quite a bit, with cocoa powder, different milks (dairy and non dairy) and that's what I really like about them.

I normally make this recipe for breakfast but it is good for a snack as well.  If you don't have time to make the jam its great with any kind of sliced berries on top ( but just do the jam and treat yo self!)

Chia Seed Pudding with Quick Strawberry Jam

Ingredients (Makes 3 servings)

3 tablespoons of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of  pure vanilla extract

1 cup of coconut milk

2 tablespoons of real maple syrup.

Quick Jam

1/2 cup of frozen berries

1/4 cup of water

1 tablespoon of maple syrup or sugar

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a mason jar or container with secure lid (except for the jam) Put in fridge and let sit overnight.

2. To make the jam combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook for a few minutes until berries and softened and jam. Add more water if needed if you are using fresh berries.

3. Put pudding into a bowl and top with jam.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah