There is pumpkin stuff EVERYWHERE! Absolutely everywhere. Pumpkins have taken over the world and dominate everyone’s thoughts. Annnndddd it’s totally glorious.
Guys, I know just about everyone is making pumpkin everything. But, just one more pumpkin recipe really can’t hurt anything. In fact, it can only make the world a better place. Especially since you don’t have to cook it. And you can eat it for breakfast. See, I already made a whole bunch of you happier and I haven’t even told you the recipe yet.
Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding. Pumpkin is awesome for reasons beyond its great, fall flavor. It’s one of those seasonal things that’s actually good for you. Those orange orbs are full of great minerals like calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. With tons of vitamin A they are good for your eyes and fill your belly with lots of fiber. Like all other orange fruits and veggies (carrots, butternut squash) pumpkins have gobs of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is believed to help prevent cancer and keep that beautiful skin of yours glowing. So when you eat this pumpkin chia pudding, you won’t just be making your taste buds insanely happy. Your whole body will be thanking you for bringing such a nourishing, tasty treat into your life and gut.
Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
Makes 2 servings.
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon chia seeds
In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Use a whisk to stir ingredients until mixture is smooth and has an even consistency.
Add the chia seeds to the bowl and mix again to incorporate the seeds.
Cover and chill for 4 hours or until set. Enjoy cold. Leftovers can be stored in fridge for 3-4 days before being enjoyed.
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Taesha is a wife, mother, and teacher. She aims to use her site, TheNaturalNurturer.com, to inspire people towards a healthy lifestyle through her family-friendly recipes and tips.