Ingredients:

2 cups milk – you can use any milk. I like 1 cup coconut milk. Other milks: oat, rice, hemp, cashew or soymilk. You can also use 1 cup of each.

1/2-cup chia seeds

3 Tablespoon maple syrup, agave, or honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Add milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla in a mixing bowl; whisk to combine.

Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours). The chia pudding should be thick and creamy.

Enjoy as is, or layer with compote of fresh fruit.

Variations: add 1 or 2 Tablespoons matcha green tea powder, cacao powder and or nibs, maca powder.

For a warm spiced pudding, add   ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8-teaspoon turmeric and nutmeg.

Chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses! They are a good source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats, protein, fiber as well as calcium, magnesium, selenium and iron. A little goes a long way; they are good for keeping the bowels moving smoothly too!