Repair and Recover Vegan Chia Pudding

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Aww chia. So we meet again.

Let’s recap the health benefits of chia:

  • More fibre than bran
  • 3x more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 15x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • Helps with hydration

 

You can make a ‘power gel’ by just mixing it with water (water to chia ratio of 9:1).

On Sunday, I decided to make a super healthy post-run recovery snack.

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Repair and Recover Vegan Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, hemp, rice, etc)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sweetener to taste (agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc)

Directions: Mix chia, water, and milk together and stir for about 1 minute or two. Next add in the carob or cocoa (optional) and sweetener to taste. Stir for another minute and then pop it into the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. Remove from fridge and stir for another 20-30 seconds. Now enjoy your delicious, energizing, and antioxidant packed chia pudding! You can heat it up in the microwave too. Yields about 3/4 cup.

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This is not your average pudding. I’m just going to say that right now. It’s a bit slimy!

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Enjoy your day! :)

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1 Simplehiccup September 12, 2013

This recipe has changed the way I look at pudding and dessert. I can’t believe something so delicious is so good for you- I love it!
I blended it with about 7 vanilla stevia drops, popped it in the fridge and when I was out of the shower I had the most amazing treat.

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2 Darlene December 30, 2009

do you sell your glo-bars in AB anywhere? I’m sure I’ve seen them on shelves at Planet Organic, no?

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3 Darlene December 30, 2009

wow sounds great! we use chia a lot and make the gel often just to drink. Pudding sounds amazing.

your cat is gorgeous, what type is he?

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4 Clynton Taylor December 3, 2009

I’ve been experimenting with different ingredients and chia seeds myself. The chocolate combo you have here is a good one. I also have enjoyed rice milk, honey, and drop of pure vanilla extract. Adding some coffee to the chocolate recipe is also good (replace some milk with coffee or espresso).

I am going to try the vanilla pudding one I just mentioned with garam masala spice mix for a chai version. that should be a good one!

Thanks for sharing,

Clynton
Running Quest

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5 Janet August 21, 2009

just found your blog today and have already ordered chia seeds & flour. and i’m going through your archives. great blog. also, i was on another site the other day and there is a picture of a cat who was ‘visiting’ this blogger’s yard and looks exactly like your cat sketchie. the name of the blog is gladsome tidings and it looks like the address is www.gretchenjoanna.blogspot.com/ …….scroll down the most recent post and you will see sketchie’s twin!!!! he is adorable by the way. what breed of cat is he?
thanks for all the great information on your blog!

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6 N.D. August 19, 2009

thanks for posting on the chia seeds – just got some in the mail. Congrats on going organic!!

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7 Sally August 19, 2009

I love chia seeds! I like to mix them in with my yogurt for breakfast. Lately I have been doing a chocolate chia pudding, similar to the recipe you posted. I mix full-fat greek yogurt, chia seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cacao nibs. Once it gels up (about 15 minutes), I like to add a little bit of fruit, like some strawberries or cherries. Sometimes I will also add a drizzle of coconut oil. It is such a delicious way to start the day!

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8 holly the healthy everythingtarian August 19, 2009

yay for 100% organic….now just get those shipped to the States and pronto!

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9 WholeBodyLove August 19, 2009

It’s so awesome tha Glo Bars will soon be raw!! I just got some chia seeds in the mail today and now I have a great recipe to start with!

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10 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 19, 2009

I am picking up chia seeds tomorrow. I have been meaning to for oh, about six months, but this post was the clincher. Thank you!

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11 jessinnyc August 18, 2009

Love the picture of Sketchie. He needs a friend.

You have successfully convinced me to jump on the chia seed band wagon.

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12 Nina August 18, 2009

good for you ange! congrats with all the good news!! I made chia pudding last week but gobbled it up before I got to blog about it (mine didn’t have cocoa). Do you use just regular unsweetened cocoa powder for it? i would love to make a chocolate version.

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13 Alisa - Frugal Foodie August 18, 2009

Congrats with all of the successes! The chia pudding looks great too.

Ah Sketchie does look a bit sad!

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14 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 18, 2009

Always love the Sketchie pictures!

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15 Courtney August 18, 2009

Hahaha, I love Sketchie!

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16 Claire August 18, 2009

Woohoo,Angela!You’re so close:-)Congrats!cc

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17 April August 18, 2009

I can’t wait to try chia pudding. I LOVE the chia seeds!

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18 Kelsey August 18, 2009

you’ve gotten so much accomplished!!!! becoming completely organic is so great to hear
and, sketchie is sooo adorable!

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19 Pam (Highway to Health) August 18, 2009

I’m dying to try the Glo bars!! I love Sketchie, too cute!

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20 Majl August 18, 2009

Sounds yummy; can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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21 Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 18, 2009

congrats on the organic news!

That photo of Sketchie is CLASSIC – too cute!

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22 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 18, 2009

Majl- I ate the whole portion when I made it. It was after my long run (7.6 miles) and I wanted all the protein it had. :)

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23 Majl August 18, 2009

Great recipe. Do you usually eat the whole portion?

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24 Paige @ Running Around Normal August 18, 2009

Ok, next time I go to my natural foods store, I’m looking for these Chia seeds. You’ve touted them so much I just have to try them! If they don’t have them, I’ll try that website.

I know you’ll sell the Glo Bars. As soon as you open it up to the US, I’ll be on there buying some for sure. :D

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25 britt August 18, 2009

i still haven’t tried chia seeds. after seeing this pudding on your’s and gina’s blog i know i have to buy some.

it’s so exciting that you are making so much progress with the business side of things. i’m starting my own business right now and every little step feels like a huge accomplishment.

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26 Jolene August 18, 2009

Thanks for the website! I ordered some black chia seeds!!! Can’t wait for them to get here :-)

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27 Pam August 18, 2009

Congrats and Sketchie is SO cute!

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28 michelle August 18, 2009

I love sketchie…so much personality. Good luck with everything..I don’t think that you have much to worry about….the bars were a total hit at HLS :)

Live.Life.Fully ~M

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29 Lizzie August 18, 2009

Angela – do you think it would work with Chia powder? That’s what I have at the moment. And could you use cacao powder (also have a bag of that)? It looks so yummy!!

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30 Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) August 18, 2009

I wish I had chia seeds so I could try that pudding! And wow, serious congrats on your glo bar process! I love reading about how far you’ve come with that.. you’ve worked hard on it!

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31 Bree August 18, 2009

Exciting about being able to go organic! Don’t worry, I am sure you will have plenty of orders for glo bars! I know I will be ordering once you are able to ship to the US!

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32 Katie August 18, 2009

I’ve been making a watermelon smoothie in my vitamix with chia seeds. I used frozen watermelon or fresh with some ice, and a scoop of chia seeds. It’s great for hydrating after a long workout or mowing the grass in the sun.

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33 Spotty Prep August 18, 2009

I can’t wait for US shipping!!!!!!!!!! Also, I need to find chia.

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34 Kristi (sweetcheeks) August 18, 2009

Wow that pudding sounds soooo good! I have made chia pudding using chia seeds, mashed banana, cinnamon, and almond milk. It was very good too!!

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35 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness August 18, 2009

LOL you have me so excited to try out chia seeds! Pudding looks super yummy.

Sketchie is hilarious. My parents cat passed away last month and they are gearing up to adopt a new one (maybe two!).

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36 Eve August 18, 2009

That pudding looks divine!! I will be trying it soon :)

My desk has been looking very similar these days!

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37 Megan August 18, 2009

Yay for going 100% organic! I can’t wait until you begin to ship to the US :)

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38 Jolene August 18, 2009

Where do you get Chia seeds from? I have never heard of eating Chia … is it the same thing as the Chia Pet???

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39 Jessica August 18, 2009

awesome you are able to go 100% organic! love the sketchie pic :D
-muffy

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40 Bree August 18, 2009

HAHAHA can I send you our cat??? She needs a buddy too. :-P

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41 Courtney August 18, 2009

Oops, I meant slowly BUT surely!!
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42 Courtney August 18, 2009

Congrats on the good organic news! Sounds like you are making progress slowly buy surely on all your dreams! Keep up the great work!
Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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