Chai Chia Pudding

Chai Chia Pistachio Pudding Vegan Gluten Free

Chai Chia Pudding

‘Chai’ is the Hindi word for tea.  Chai is traditionally made with rich black tea leaves, milk, sweetener, and a combination of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.  Chai is a part of daily life in India.  It is no surprise given the immense health benefits of the ingredients.

‘Chia’ seeds have their own array of health benefits.  Among these are the massive amount of nutrients they deliver in one small serving.  They contain high levels of protein, omega-3, fiber, antioxidants, are naturally vegan and gluten free, and all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are in the form of fiber. This means that they make you feel full, don’t spike up your blood sugar, and slow the absorption of your food helping you consume less calories in the day.

Today, I have combined these two fabulous things into one Chai Chia Pudding.  To top it off, I added pistachio nuts which are high in antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, vitamin B6, and protein. They are also super delicious.

Chai Chia Pistachio Pudding

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 I use Salba Smart Chia Organic Seeds which are white but you can use the black too.  I like the white especially for a prettier pudding and these have more protein and fiber.

Chai Chia Pudding Vegan GF

If you have ever enjoyed Indian sweets you will be reminded of those when you eat this but without the calories! So yummy you have to try this Chai Chia Pudding as an overnight pudding. Make it at night for an on-the-go breakfast or when hunger hits later in the day or for a healthy family treat.  If you have never tried chia pudding, you have to try the flavors of this one! Love chia seeds? Try my recipe for Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats. A smart vegetarian always keeps chia seeds around to toss in oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt and more! Need other tips for what to keep in your vegetarian pantry? Start here.



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Chai Chia Pudding
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dessert or snack. This pudding combines filling and healthy chia seeds with plant-based milk, authentic Indian flavors, and topped with crunchy pistachio nuts.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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  1. Combine all ingredients except pistachios in a jar and shake well. Place in refrigerator. Option to keep in refrigerator overnight for thicker pudding or enjoy in 1 hour. Top with pistachios and additional ground cinnamon. Enjoy!
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