Berry Vanilla Layered Chia Pudding
One of my friends has been watching her calorie intake to try to lose some baby weight after having kids. She’s been eating cottage cheese with fruit as a snack between meals, but totally getting bored of the monotony. So she asked me for any ideas of similar types of snacks she could eat. With a little too much excitement (I’m pretty sure I scared her) I bellowed CHIA PUDDING!
The simple way to make it is mixing 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every 1/2 cup of milk of choice. That’s really ALL you need. That’s how I made this other chia pudding I featured previously with a touch of honey. This one is the same idea, but I blended fruit with the top and bottom layers for something more delightful to enjoy with your eyes as much as your taste buds. Plus these are wonderful for entertaining because they’re easy to make ahead of time and just look so pretty! Best part is you can enjoy this Berry Vanilla Layered Chia Pudding whether you’re on a diet that’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, low-sugar, vegan or whatever. It’s all in the pudding baby.
Please note that I divided the recipe into two cups in the images so the serving sizes in the images are just a tad exaggerated for the picture effect. It is suggested you divide this recipe into 4 or 6 parts though.
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- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 6 cups vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tsp honey (or other sweetener, optional)
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- Pour the chia seeds, vanilla almond milk and honey into a jar and mix well. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then mix again very well until you see no clumping at the top or bottom.
- Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- The next day, place about 1/3 of the chia pudding in a blender with 1 cup blackberries. Blend until smooth and consistent and divide the mixture equally into the jars or cups. Next, layer about 1/3 cup chia pudding on top of the blackberry mixture. Finally, place the remaining about 1/3 cup chia pudding in the blender with the strawberries. Blend until smooth and consistent, and add the mixture on top of the regular vanilla chia pudding.
- You can garnish as you desire, and enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week.