You guys know how much I love chia pudding, so of course I had to make a pumpkin version. Because, pumpkin everything. Duh.
This super healthy pudding has all of the same elements of pumpkin pie, with way more health benefits. It’s creamy, cold, pumpkin-y, sweet and satisfying. Chia seeds have tons of fiber, so it will keep you full for hours. And not only fiber, but protein, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium. These tiny little seeds are so packed with nutrition, and are definitely worth adding to your diet. They are so versatile, and can be added to so many recipes. Everything from a pudding like this one, smoothies, soups and gravies, seedy crackers, or even as a vegan egg substitute.
I’ve eaten this pudding at several different times of the day. It’s great as a quick and filling breakfast, and if you make it ahead of time, you will wake up to a breakfast that is ready for you. And I don’t know about you, but I wake up starving in the mornings. I don’t have much patience for cooking a complicated meal after I wake up, I want food and I want it 20 minutes ago. Having some kind of chia pudding in the fridge always makes my mornings a little bit better.
And what’s even better? A chia pudding that makes me feel like I’m eating pumpkin pie. Score.