The Lemon Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe shows off the bright flavors of spring and summer made into a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Is Chia Seed Pudding Healthy?
Chia seeds are a great source of antioxidants, fiber, and high quality protein. Combined with Greek yogurt and fruit, chia pudding makes a delicious and incredibly healthy snack or dessert. It's creamy, satisfying, and full of nutrients.
In this post, you will learn more about the health benefits of chia seeds.
Is It Better To Soak Chia Seeds Before Eating?
You don't have to soak chia seeds before you eat them, but soaked and raw chia seeds have slightly different health benefits.
The biggest difference between soaked and dry is that soaked chia seeds can help keep you hydrated as they hold 12 times their weight in water. This allows moisture to be released slowly and helps keep you full longer.
Raw chia seeds have powerful absorbent power and can actually absorb water from your body during the digestive process. If you plan to eat raw chia seeds, plan to drink extra water. Raw chia seeds have been shown to be helpful for people who have done this acid reflux to relieve some of the symptoms.
How to make chia pudding
The preparation for this pudding is easy. Mix all of the ingredients in a large container and just wait for the chia seeds to work their magic and thicken the mixture into a pudding-like texture.
Chia pudding is so very versatile! The base is just Greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds and honey. Then you can add any whole or pureed fruit.
More of our favorite chia seed recipes
- 1 Cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 Cup Coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon Lemon peel, raw
- 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
- 1 Cup Raspberries
- 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 Cup Chia seeds
Combine all the ingredients in a large storage container with a lid. Make sure all of the chia seeds are mixed in and lightly mash the berries, especially if you are using frozen raspberries.
Place the lid on the container and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.
Serve with additional raspberries and a dash of honey, if desired.
* You can replace the coconut milk with any type of milk.
* The lemon peel (lemon peel) and lemon juice are equivalent to 1 medium-sized lemon.
* You can use fresh or frozen raspberries.
Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 21G | Protein: 9G | Fat: 21G | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 7thG | Sugar: 13thG