This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
Chia pudding – what do you know about it? If you read (or write) healthy living blogs, you most likely are very familiar with it. What is it? It’s pudding made with… chia seeds! Chia seeds absorb whatever liquid they are put into and substantially thicken the liquid, so much so that it turns into a pudding consistency if you add enough chia seeds. The general rule of thumb for making chia pudding is one cup liquid to a quarter cup chia seeds. Add whatever fun mix-ins your little
heart belly desires and let the mixture set in the refrigerator for several hours.
I added strawberries and used Almond Breeze Almondmilk Hint of Honey Vanilla. When I first saw that Almond Breeze made a Hint of Honey almond milk, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I love honey. Like sometimes I squeeze the little bear of honey right into my mouth. I could probably eat honey on everything. No, scratch that. I could definitely eat honey on everything. So honey combined with Vanilla Almond Milk (my previous favorite flavor) is just genius.
Why eat chia seeds? Chia seeds are powerfully nutrient dense (aka LOTS of good stuff in them), loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber, protein, and calcium, could help you lose weight by making you feel full, and are high in omega-3s. They are named a “superfood.” (Read more about chia seeds HERE.)
Why drink almond milk? Almond milk contains 50% more calcium than dairy milk, excellent source of Vitamins D & E, good source of Vitamin A, and Almond Breeze almond milk is free of dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol, peanuts, casein, gluten, eggs, saturated fat, and MSG. (20 of the Best Almond Milk Recipes HERE)
See? Combining the two just makes sense.
I’m not going to lie. As much as I love using almond milk in recipes, thanks to its thickness, creaminess, and aforementioned benefits, I don’t love drinking a glass by itself. I grew up drinking a glass of milk with dinner every night, but now I don’t like to drink any milk (unless it’s chocolate!) by itself. Almond Breeze’s Hint of Honey Vanilla almond milk is different. When I first got it, I tasted it by itself because I obviously was curious as to what it tasted like. It’s AMAZING. The hint of honey is truly just a hint of honey; just a tiny bit of sweetness that compliments the vanilla so perfectly. This is, by far, my very favorite almond milk.
Go ahead and make this honey vanilla chia pudding and tell me how good it is. Mix one cup of Almond Breeze Almondmilk Hint of Honey Vanilla with a quarter cup of chia seeds and place in the refrigerator. I mix it a couple of times throughout the few hours it’s setting before I eat it. Sometimes I make it in the evening and leave it in the fridge all night; other times, I make it in the morning and eat it as a snack or dessert. It’s so good with any and all fruit mixed in, granola, too. It’s slightly sweet, super creamy, and absolutely delicious! Not to mention HEALTHY!
Have you tried Almond Breeze’s Hint of Honey Vanilla Almond Milk? What fruit would you mix into this chia pudding?