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How To Make Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding? Crafting The Perfect Combo!

Pumpkin’s array of health benefits is really impressive. They are known to boost your immunity, supply you with rich antioxidants, support cardiac health, and also ...

by Samantha Grace

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Pumpkin’s array of health benefits is really impressive. They are known to boost your immunity, supply you with rich antioxidants, support cardiac health, and also possess compounds that can support skin health as well. Chia seeds are also not behind in their health benefits. These power-packed, nutrient-rich seeds can support optimal levels of blood sugar, pressure, and cholesterol.

In addition, both of these ingredients are ideal for individuals on a weight-loss journey as well. Pumpkin is low in calories, plus the fiber and protein in chia seeds also support weight loss. So combining them to form a delicious pudding brings the best of both worlds. You will get an ultra-nutritious meal without having to compromise your weight-loss journey.

Now we know pumpkin is usually reserved for the fall season, and it is the perfect autumn companion. But why fix aesthetics? We can perfectly enjoy a filling, tasty, and nutritious meal any time of the year. Especially if you have a weak spot for sweet treats, then this pudding will for sure be your companion.

Chia Seed Pudding With Pumpkin: How To Make It?

Chia Seed Pudding

This pumpkin and chia seed pudding barely takes a few minutes for your day to prepare, making it extremely suitable for days you do not feel like going for a long and deliberate meal.

But you would have to give it a few hours to chill. Now, that might be a hard step but trust me, allowing it to sit for long hours will have its benefits. So let us see the recipe to build this protein chia pudding.

Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this easy-to-prep pumpkin pudding.

  • Milk – 1 cup (Any milk of your choice)
  • Pumpkin puree, ½ cup 
  • Maple syrup – 1-2 tablespoons 
  • Pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon
  • Chia seeds – ¼ cup

Preparation Of Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

  • We will start with pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and a tad bit of salt. Mix them well in a medium-sized bowl. Combine until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
  • Add your chia seeds to this pudding mixture and combine it thoroughly. You are done with your prep now.
  • All that is left to do is patiently wait until the pudding is set. Cover the bowl and let it chill in your refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. Now this might be the hardest step of all of the instructions given. Keeping it overnight is also advised. 
  • Now take it out, and you can make some decorations with nuts and dry fruits of your choice. Our suggestions are almonds, pecans, and walnuts. 
  • Sit back and Enjoy! 

Perks Of This Pumpkin Pudding 

This recipe can be altered in many ways. If you are vegan, you can make vegan pumpkin chia pudding by just using any plant-based milk. You can use coconut milk, almond milk, or oat milk; all of these work perfectly fine. It can be made suitable for paleo and nut-free diets as well. The adaptability of the recipe makes it a crowd favorite.

You can also add a bit of vanilla extract if you love that flavor. Not a fan of the chia texture? We have you. Just blend the pudding mix. You will get a finer texture without having to miss out on the lovely flavor. If you want to try different flavors, it is possible. Butternut squash or sweet potato puree can be substituted instead of pumpkin. 

The biggest highlight is that you can take this pudding for your breakfast, snacks, or dessert. It is tasty and filling so this protein chia pudding is perfect for any time of the day. It can perfectly satisfy your sweet tooth and is healthy as well.

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Conclusion

This pumpkin chia seed pudding can be your next dessert recipe. Suitable for breakfast or dessert, this pudding is really filling with a very creamy texture. You need not be a pro chef to make these, as they barely take any preparation time. It is perfect for a busy day as well.

You can just prepare it at night and refrigerate it overnight to get a filling breakfast. Tasty doesn’t mean it is not good for your body. This protein-rich chia pudding is loaded with nutrients. Plus, the recipe is very adaptable. You can substitute many ingredients to get different combos. It is a perfect recipe for kids and adults alike.

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