Overnight Vanilla Chia Pudding

Overnight Vanilla Chia Pudding

Loaded with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are tiny but mighty. Chia seeds can take on the most deliciously creamy texture in this pudding recipe. This overnight vanilla chia pudding is reminiscent of rice pudding but without all the carbs, making it a great alternative for people with type 2 diabetes. Before serving, top the pudding with fresh strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

Makes 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: At least 3 hours (refrigerate)

Ingredients for overnight vanilla chia pudding

  • 2 ½ tbsp whole chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries (optional topping)

Directions for overnight vanilla chia pudding

  1. Add all ingredients to a 1 cup volume glass Mason jar or other airtight container.
  2. Tighten the lid and shake well to combine, making sure there are no clumps.
  3. Wait 4 to 5 minutes to allow chia seeds to gel slightly.
  4. After 5 minutes, shake again, very well, for at least 10 seconds, breaking up any clumps that may have formed. This delayed second shake ensures that the chia seeds are evenly distributed throughout the mixture, rather than gathering at the bottom of the container.
  5. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours.
  6. Serve chilled with fresh berries.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 129
  • calories from fat: 32
  • cholesterol: 3.75mg
  • dietary fiber: 6.0g
  • potassium: 192mg
  • protein: 4.9g
  • saturated fat: 0.625g
  • sodium: 180mg
  • total carbohydrates: 5.85g
  • total fat: 8.75g
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