Chia Seed Pudding
RECIPE COURTESY OF GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
Giada’s bulks up Greek yogurt with chia seeds for a little bit of crunch and maple syrup for a little bit of sweet — it’s the perfect healthy make-ahead breakfast.
1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
1 cup plain low-fat (2 percent) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (preferably grade B), plus 4 teaspoons for serving
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt until just blended. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries with the remaining 4 teaspoons maple syrup. Mix in the almonds.
- Spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or glasses; mound the berry mixture on top and serve.
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