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Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding


WRITTEN BY: BodyChangers
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

A fairly new fad in the health and wellness world has brought chia seeds to the forefront of many exciting meals. Because of the excellent health benefits they provide, these seeds have worked their way into a variety of recipes, both savory and sweet!

Chia seeds expand in liquid forming a pudding-like consistency. It sounds weird, and it may even look weird, but the pumpkin pie flavor packed in this treat will leave you with nothing but joy.

The nurtrients in chia seeds help support your mind and body. They are loaded in antioxidants, are high in omega-3s, and are a good source of fiber and protein. It’s not just a better alternative to the fall dessert staple, but it’s also a healthy addition to your diet. Talk about a guilt-free dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and stir everything together.
  2. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Enjoy!

There you have it! A fairly simple recipe to help you satisy those after-dinner sweet cravings! With the leaves changing colors and fall leading us into the colder months of winter, it’s important to continue to provide your body with healthy vitamins and nutrients like chia seeds to battle seasonal sicknesses, allergies and colds. Our healthy pudding recipe is a great way to add a new flair to your upcoming holiday festivities with family and friends.

Nutritional Information

Servings: 2

Calories: 178; Carbs: 22g; Fat: 8g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 86mg; Sugar: 12g; Fiber: 8g

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UPMC BodyChangers is a weight loss management and support program that helps members achieve their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle through an array of exercise classes, education and support groups, and group outings. Based at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, UPMC BodyChangers creates a supportive community of like-minded individuals who want to be happy, healthy, energetic, and fit by taking better care of themselves. Read More