Warm summer temperatures are around the corner. Eating on the lighter side can be easy and yummy. Making healthy and light snacking choices doesn’t always mean we have to give up all sweet indulgences. With a little pre-planning you can have a light, healthy ready-to-eat snack waiting in the fridge all summer long.
Try this protein packed, low sugar pudding recipe all by itself or dressed up with berries or nuts to keep your summer snacking light and packed full of energy- boosting nutrients.
Basic Chia Seed Coconut Pudding recipe:
½ cup chia seeds
¼ unsweetened coconut (shredded)
¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Grade A or good Maple syrup
1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Put all ingredients in a jar or container with a lid; give it a good shake to mix then place in the fridge to chill. Shake a few more times throughout the day to help all the ingredients gel together. The longer you leave the pudding in the fridge, the more it will thicken. It’s best to wait 24 hours before serving. Chia coconut pudding is great all by itself or topped with your favorite nuts or fresh berries for an added treat.