Cha-cha-cha-CHIA! Yes, they’re the same thing. Yes, I know it’s weird. There are many of these recipes out there on the interwebs. Some are not so good. Or just don’t get pudding-like enough for me. I don’t want chunky chia milk. I want it to be like pudding! In order to get there, you need a lot of chia seeds. Don’t be skerrrrrrd. I promise, it’s so good! Chocolate & Sea Salt comes through on this awesome overnight recipe. Plus, it’s only 5 ingredients!
If you have an aversion to the chia seed, gel-like consistency – you won’t like it. Sorry, just gotta be real here. In my experience there are chia lovers and chia haters. And then there are those that like to call them bugs and think they’re gross but have never tried them =) You know who you are… For the lovers, this is a MUST MAKE!
It’s a perfect summer brekky, mid-day snack or night time dessert. You’ll love the pudding-like consistency, lightly sweetened vanilla flavor, and fresh fruit with every bite. I’m turning into the crazy mason jar lady who stocks these up in her fridge to always have on hand. Now, after one night in the fridge they are ready. BUT I love mine after two nights or even three. The longer it sits, the thicker it gets!
Added bonus: I can grab these while running out the door in the morn. Am I the only one who hits snooze 8 million times then has to run around like a crazy person to make it on time every single day? Hubs is the opposite. He wakes up waaayyyy too early to leave for work before the sun comes up. He moseys around taking his time and enjoying the start to his day. He can relax and enjoy a smoothie before he leaves. I have just enough time to grab one of these babies out of the fridge and eat it at my desk. To each his own =)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (the real stuff!)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit for topping
- Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate overnight. Stir before topping with berries. Keeps for up to 3 days. I prefer it after two nights in the fridge, this gives it a thicker consistency.