Giada’s Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

by in Healthy Recipes, January 15, 2014

Right after she wakes up, Giada De Laurentiis drinks two glasses of warm water with lemon. She does an hour of yoga, then eats a protein-rich breakfast, like this Chia Seed Pudding. “You don’t need to eat a lot,” she says. “It’s very substantial.”

Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants. Look for them at health-food stores.

Giada’s Chia Seed Pudding (4 servings)
1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
1 cup plain low-fat (2 percent) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (preferably grade B), plus 4 teaspoons for serving
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Kosher salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt until just blended. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries with the remaining 4 teaspoons maple syrup. Mix in the almonds.

Spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or glasses; mound the berry mixture on top and serve.

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Comments (22)

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  2. Crouton40 says:

    Strawberries, yogurt & nuts? What's not to like? Sounds healthy and looks good. Nice one, Giada! Don't think I've ever had Chia seeds before. Something new to try.

    • Sue says:

      Yes, chia is very healthy and easy to add to your "Everyday Foods"! I get my Chia Seeds from they have Free shipping and the best prices. They will give you a FREE FruitChia Bar with a purchase of any chia seed order :)
      BTW the @fruitchia bars are so YUMMY


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  4. maria says:

    I can't believe how good this was. I made it for breakfast, and it kept us full till eating a late lunch. My only problem was that you did not enclose nutritional information.

  5. Aviva says:

    I was skeptical, but it tastes kind of like Tapioca and so easy to make!

  6. Jake says:

    Maria: It's from her newest book Feel Good Food, her only book with nutrition info. It's as follows:
    Per serving: Calories 215; Protein 9g; Carbs 27g; Dietary Fiber 8 g; Sugar 17g; Total Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 2g; Sodium 112mg.

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  9. Eileen says:

    Such an easy quick recipe and sooooo delicious !!!! It also allows you to be creative. It's such a basic start that you can switch up the nuts, fruit and even other add ins. I have made with orange zest and cinnamon. Really good

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