Chia Pudding Updated

I have a new Chia Pudding recipe! Here's the old one. Yes chia seeds are the same things that make those chia pets. They are rich in omega-3 fats and fiber so you'll feel full after eating them.

rich in omega-3 fats and fiber
rich in omega-3 fats and fi
The Sunday before Christmas I got up early to mail some packages at the post office before I went to church on a rainy day. I didn't have time to eat breakfast and the food court had Au Bon Pain and Le Pain Quotidien. Since I'm not familiar with the latter I went to ABP and stood in the longest line and the whole time I'm thinking how unhealthy it is for me to get a bagel with cream cheese, it's a lot of empty calories. I know they have healthy egg white sandwiches but I only eat organic free range eggs, have been since high school, so I couldn't get that.

Then I remembered an article I had read online recently saying that surprisingly a buttery croissant is actually a better option than a bagel with cream cheese so I thought I'll go over to Le Pain Quotidien and get that. While I was in line there I happened to see in their dessert section Chia Coconut Pudding topped with mango. It was the most delicious thing I have ever had! It was because they used full fat coconut milk and a lot of agave nectar. So I've been making my own healthy version of it at home that still tastes good. This is my new breakfast!

I only used half the coconut and substituted the rest with low fat greek yogurt. Then I made my own topping with pureed fruit, much healthier than buying yogurt with fruit on the top. For my first batch I pureed 3 kiwis and that was enough for 2 servings.  Did you know that kiwi has more potassium than a banana, one kiwi has more Vitamin C than an orange, contains tons of fiber, and enhances energy levels too. Kiwis are my mother's favorite fruit and as a puree I can really appreciate how delicious the flavor is! For my second batch I used pomegranate seeds mixed with raspberries. For both batches I sprinkled a little zsweet artificial sugar on it.

½  cup Trader Joe's Coconut Cream Extra Thick&Rich
3 Tbsp  Trader Joe's Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Trader Joe's Organic Blue Agave Sweetener
½  cup 365 Whole Foods Greek Yogurt 0%
½ tsp vanilla
sprinkle of cardamom and ginger (optional)

Mix the chia seeds with the coconut cream. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate overnight so the seeds can expand.

Nutritional Analysis
Makes 2 servings
303 cal, 12g protein, 10g fiber

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