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Lavender Chia Seed Pudding
Lavender Chia Seed Pudding

It brings a distinct and delicate beauty to a plate. Be it through sprinkling lavender flowers atop a salad, steeping a sprig in your water glass, or pairing them with almond milk, chia seeds and vanilla beans - lavender simply makes this world a little bit more lovely.

What's more is that lavender does have health effects to sooth and calm body and mind. 

If you've never tried chia seed pudding, it is a simple and delicious snack or breakfast that is wonderful for your health. It supports the digestive health and gets rid of any unwanted toxins from the system for a happier and healthier belly. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups almond milk, or other milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh or dried lavender buds
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once it just starts to simmer, turn off the heat and add the lavender. Cover with a lid and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the milk using a fine-mesh strainer, discarding the lavender.
  • Add the honey, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the almond milk, and whisk together until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Put the chia seeds in a bowl.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the chia seeds, and start whisking immediately to prevent the chia from clumping.
  • Set the pudding aside to plump up for 15 minutes, whisking every couple minutes.
  • Place the chia pudding in the refrigerator to further thicken and chill for at least 2 hours before enjoying. This keeps for up to 1 week.

This chia seed pudding is my new favorite addition to brunches with friends or quiet mornings alone. Using homemade almond milk as a base, plus that curious viscosity unique only to chia seeds, makes this business delightfully creamy without the addition of dairy. Think tapioca pudding had a love child with afternoon tea and put it under the care of a hipster nanny and there you have it. Needless to say, this chia seed pudding is amazing.

 

By: Maddie Berky

MaddieBerky
Maddie is a writer, blogger, storyteller & holistic nutritionist. She is not a purveyor of answers, but an asker of questions. And she seeks not to construct the most perfect plate, but rather uncover the human siting down to that plate who is worthy and nourished and alive. Our relationship with food creates this beautiful opportunity to explore who we are and train who we want to become. It asks us to engage with these multifaceted drives of hunger and nourishment and pleasure. Can we receive? Can we trust ourselves? Can we connect - to our plate, to our body, to our partner? It is the answer to those questions that not only affects what is on our plate, but more importantly, the space we take up in this world.
For more Maddie, head over to MadWellness.com or work with her 1-on-1

 


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