By now most people have heard (and eaten) chia pudding in some form or another. This blended version offers a smoother texture – more similar to a traditional pudding. This can be a light meal, especially if you pick some hearty toppings, or a quick snack. The chia seeds are filled with fiber, keeping you full and satisfied. The protein powder adds a punch of flavor, while the hazelnuts add crunchiness. Quick and easily portable. What more could you ask for from a pudding?
2 tbsp chia seeds: full of fiber and protein to keep you full
¾ cup milk – I vote for coconut, but really any milk will do
1 scoop chocolate protein powder: gives this pudding its protein and sweetness
2 tbsp hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped:vitamin E, manganese, and copper
Pinch of salt: rich in various minerals
1 tbsp coconut chips, toasted (optional):yummy fats
Add chia seeds, milk, protein powder and salt to blender.
Blend on high until chia seeds are broken down and the pudding is smooth. The chia seeds should resemble small speckles (think vanilla bean flecks or cracked black pepper).
Pour into a container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight. When pudding has thickened, top with hazelnuts and coconut. Either sit down and enjoy, or top with a lid, take with as you go along your way.