This Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding is velvety and smooth like pumpkin pie, sweetened naturally with dates! It’s protein rich and makes a yummo snack or dessert or breakfast. Yes, this means you can eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.
I got inspired the other day from one of my clients. He was bragging about his wife’s chia pudding made from almond milk and chia seeds.. and he described it like tapioca. We’re big tapioca fans over here so I thought.. mmm I’ll have to give this a try.
Sure, I’ve seen chia puddings floating around on the internet, but you know how sometimes you don’t take an interest in something until someone else tells you about it? Yeah well that happened and I’m sure glad I listened. :)
Chia pudding is kinda strange, right? Strange for the general public, but us food bloggers and RDs can think strange things are like totally normal and cool. I have to check myself sometimes, so that’s when I bring in the taste tester, blindfolded.
No, not really blindfolded but I kinda just held up the spoon and said “taste this yummy pudding I just made” and helicoptered it toward his mouth. He liked it… and then I told him it was chia seeds… muhahhahahaa.
He could appreciate the blending of the chia seeds in this recipe because he dislikes when I add them to smoothies and they get stuck in his teeth. I so want to try this recipe without blending too because I think it would be an even brighter orange color and a more tapioca-like texture.
Food experiments are fun! Go get your chia on!
Are you a tapioca fan? Do you think chia pudding is strange… have you tried it?
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin pie puree
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop no added sugar vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 4 drops liquid stevia, if desired
- In food processor or blender, combine dates chia seeds and pumpkin puree; pulse until smooth.
- Add almonds milk, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, and stevia; blend until combined.
- Chill for at least 1 hour until ready to serve.
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