This seasonal Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Pudding is packed with protein, fiber and probiotics and makes a great make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert!
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I love pudding. But making pudding from scratch takes more effort than I have time for these days and boxed pudding is just full of additives and sugar. Hello chia seed pudding! Whoever discovered this is a genius. Simply mix together chia seeds with some liquids and in the morning you have a thick creamy pudding you can eat for a treat or breakfast.
The base of this chia seed pudding is siggi’s vanilla yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and a touch of maple syrup. Siggi’s yogurt is my go to yogurt “made with simple ingredients, and not a lot of sugar.” Siggi’s is slightly thicker and less tart than Greek yogurt and contains more protein and less sugar than any other yogurt brand. It is also made with probiotics, which are “good” bacteria that have been found to improve gut health and immunity.
Using siggi’s yogurt to make chia seed pudding creates an even thicker and delicious end product. I topped the pudding with my two favorite ingredients this time of year, pomegranates and pistachios. The pomegranates add some sweetness and combined with the pistachios add a nice crunch to the smooth creamy pudding.
- 1 cup vanilla siggi's
- 1 cup milk, low fat
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- ¼ cup pistachios, chopped
- In a medium bowl mix combine siggi's yogurt, milk, chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup. Whisk to combine. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- When ready to eat top with pomegranate arils and pistachios.
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