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Easy Organic Vegan Chia Pudding Recipe Hack

organic vegan chia pudding recipeHow did I live this long without ever tasting vegan chia pudding? Seriously, this stuff is amazing! It’s got the mouth-boggling texture of tapioca, but all the ingredients are good for you. You can eat it for breakfast, dessert or a snack, and it’s so delicious, even kids will never guess it’s nutritious. I first tasted a vegan chia pudding made by Mommy & Bean, which delivers pre- and post-natal healthy food to moms at home or in the hospital in Southern California. (If you’re expecting, definitely connect with Mommy & Bean here–this is an amazing mom-powered company!) Then I tracked down the perfect recipe at Whole Foods, which I’m sharing here with you. It’s raw and vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, and high fiber. Best of all? You don’t have to cook it. Want to try?

Vegan chia pudding has the mouth-boggling texture of tapioca, but all the ingredients are good for you–and you don’t have to cook it. EASY ORGANIC VEGAN CHIA PUDDING RECIPE

(serves six)

You’ll need these ingredients (mine were all USDA Certified Organic)

2/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups unsweetened soy, almond or rice milk (I like almond)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Fruit (your choice)
Coconut flakes (your choice)

Put chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a bowl, mix well and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, stir well. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit and coconut, if so desired.

That’s the whole recipe–really! As pictured, Mommy & Bean added vegan dairy-free whipped cream, a strawberry compote and almond slices, which I encourage you to try. (They also substitute one cup of plain yogurt for one cup of almond milk in this recipe, which results in a super creamy–but no longer vegan–chia pudding.)

This organic vegan chia pudding recipe has 280 calories (70 from fat), 7g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol,200mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 7g sugar) and 3g protein per serving. Not bad, right?

And it’s yummy! What’s your favorite dessert recipe? Please share, in comments below. And if you try this one, let me know how it goes. Thanks!

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