Vanilla Plum Chia Seed Pudding

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One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about blogging is getting to see what trends other people are into and learn about new foods in the process. Lately it seems like everyone has been really excited about chia seeds, so I had to get some and try them out.

As much as I consider myself a healthy person, I’m always skeptical of new health foods. I always assume that they won’t taste good or I won’t like it and I’ll end up disappointed. So, naturally, I was hesitant to try these chia seeds but boy am I glad I did! This pudding is seriously good, you wouldn’t believe it’s made with such healthy ingredients. I had the intentions of making it for dessert, but I couldn’t resist taking a few too many spoonfuls throughout the day while it chilled. The plums also make it such a beautiful pink color, what’s not to like!?

And of course it’s Fiesta Friday! So I guess I’m that person bringing the healthy food to the party, but I think you’ll enjoy it!

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4-5 plums
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup chia seeds

1. Cut the plums up into small pieces. Place them in a plan with the water and sugar on low heat. Cook the plums on low heat for about 5 minutes, then bring the heat to medium until it starts to get bubbly. Then turn the heat back down and cook on low heat for 8-10 more minutes, until the plums are mushy and soft. Stir in the vanilla, then turn off the heat and let sit until cooled.

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2. Add the milk to a bowl and stir in the chia seeds. When the plums have cooled incorporate them into the milk mixture.

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3. Chill the mixture overnight, enjoy!

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40 thoughts on “Vanilla Plum Chia Seed Pudding

  1. Wow Alex, this looks really great! Plums are such a great addition to sweeten it up a bit. You’re getting adventurous, and it looks like it really paid off! And yes, the color is beautiful πŸ™‚

  2. This looks fantastic! I love your combination of vanilla and plum! I have a soft spot for anything plum (Quite a few Sugar Plum Fairy dances in my ballet past.) What a perfect little treat!

  3. I love this Alex! We were just talking about chia seeds the other day and how we wanted to start “drinking” them in the morning. This looks like a great way to “eat” them! I just noticed plums at the market the other day. I’ll have to pick some up along with my chia seeds and give this a try. Happy Fiesta Friday!

    1. This is definitely a great way to get used to them because it’s a little sweet. They’re kinda cool, they get all gelled (?) up when you let them sit in the milk and it’s a really cool texture. I hope you like them!

  4. Hmmm, you’re convincing me to try chia seeds myself. I’ve been hesitant to try them too, but have been seeing them everywhere. This pudding looks very tasty–perfect for a spring day as a snack or dessert. Thanks for the recipe and have a lovely day!

    1. was scrolling through for you Patty – seems you are not alone with the frogs πŸ™‚ ( I have chia seeds in my cupboard too, might give one of the puds a shot after all!

  5. That’s it, I’m making chia pudding tomorrow! I’m so behind with all the chia things, have only used them in baked goods so far. This looks to be a better use for chia and definitely far prettier. Will try, Alex! πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Alex – everyone is into Chia – I might really have to give them a go too, Patty was the first pudding I saw with chia now a second, maybe I will give it a shot for tomorrow!

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