Chia pudding is quickly becoming one of my favorite snacks. My ‘go-to’ flavors are vanilla and pumpkin, but over the weekend I picked up some fresh turmeric and decided to throw some in.
Turmeric is a great addition to your diet if you are active. It contains lots of antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory properties…not to mention its beautiful color and great spicy flavor.
This was my first time using fresh turmeric, and I am sold. Much like fresh ginger or garlic, the fresh root packs more of a punch, so you don’t need a lot for an intense flavor. Here I used only enough to impart a mild flavor to the pudding, allowing the vanilla to shine through as well.
1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
toppings: 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, 1/4 cup fresh blackberries, 2 teaspoons shredded unsweetened coconut
Stir all of the ingredients together in a cereal bowl and refrigerate for about an hour, until chia seeds have formed a gel. Put everything in the blender for 30 seconds before eating, or stir vigorously to make the pudding a little fluffier. Add your toppings and enjoy.
This keeps in the refrigerator for a few days. Makes 1 serving.