This Weight Watchers friendly Chia Pudding recipe will make you so happy because it’s tastes so good, it’s super good for you, and it’s ridiculously easy to make!
Because this recipe is so high in fiber, it’s very filling, so the recipe can be split into 2 servings.
This makes each serving only 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
I just love me some pudding!
I usually like to make the Pistachio Jello Instant Pudding & Pie Filling and add whipped cream on top.
It’s such a nice treat at the end of the day, but probably not the most healthy or filling.
I’ve been looking for a pudding that has more mmmph to it health-wise and filling-wise.
In a recent issue of Family Circle Magazine, I found a page of ‘Power Breakfasts’ that include:
- Smoked Salmon Crackers
- Veggie Egg Scramble
- Green and Blue Smoothie
- English Muffin
- Nut Butter
- Overnight Oats
- Avocado & Egg Toast
- Chia Pudding
So, I decided to try out the Chia Pudding first.
Chia Pudding Looks Like Tapioca
I was a little bit apprehensive when I saw the picture and the recipe.
But I was enthralled too and have seen the buzz about chia seeds and chia pudding a lot lately.
It resembles tapioca or rice pudding, which I really like, so I figured I’d like this recipe!
Chia Pudding Has Way More Protein
The great advantage of chia seeds over tapioca and rice puddings (both starches) is that chia seeds offer a powerful punch of:
- Protein (about 5 grams per serving)
- Fiber (10 grams per serving)
- Calcium (17% RDA)
Antioxidants from chia seeds are higher than any other whole food, even blueberries.
Here’s a great book on Chia with information on why it’s such a great super food, along with recipes.
It’s Easy To Make
This Weight Watchers recipe is ridiculously easy to make.
I did have to add more chia seeds to thicken up the pudding though.
Chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in liquid and convert it into a pudding type consistency.
This is why it’s very popular these days!
The below Amazon link has a nice little 4 piece set of serving bowls which are perfect for this recipe.
The recipe suggests you eat this pudding for breakfast, but I’d be just as happy eating it in the evening after dinner as a dessert.
After my pudding was at the desired thickness, I added some sliced bananas on top and tried it out.
Why I Love It
I loved it!
It was so refreshing knowing that I was indulging in something really healthy for me.
I liked the little crunch from the seeds and the taste of the almond milk with vanilla and honey was just right.
In addition, there are so many topping possibilities for chia pudding:
- coconut and pineapple
- apples and nuts
I’ve even seen chocolate chia pudding on Pinterest. Gotta try that!
I’m so excited about my new chia seed discovery that I’m looking for other ways to eat it.
This morning I topped my yogurt with chia seeds.
Chia Pudding Is High In Fiber
Keep in mind, each serving has 10 grams of fiber.
It WILL make you regular, which is a good thing. Just be prepared for it. Wait for it……
Here is a printable version of the Chia Pudding Recipe:
Chia Pudding – 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
- - 1/4 cup white chia seeds
- - 1 to 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- - 1/2 tsp vanilla
- - 1 tbsp honey
- Whisk chia seeds, milk, vanilla, and honey together.
- Blend well.
- Refrigerate overnight in a covered container.
- In the morning, add 1 banana sliced.
I purchased my white chia seeds from Wegmans.
Surprisingly they were hard to find. The dark chia seeds are much easier to find.
If you can’t find white chia seeds in your local supermarket, you can buy them here from Amazon.
Have you ever had chia seeds before?
And I don’t mean the old way of using them by spreading them onto a clay pot to make a chia pet!
Yes, they’re the same chia seeds.
Let us know in the comments how you prefer to eat them.
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