Pumpkin Chia Pudding Recipe
Put down the pumpkin spice latte and pick up this pumpkin chia pudding.
This is your pumpkin craving alternative to the PSL. The last thing you need mid morning is a sugar crash from your PSL. People, there are better ways to enjoy pumpkin!
Enter, pumpkin chia pudding. This recipe is so simple and quick to prepare. Make it the night before and wake up to breakfast…what more could you want? Garnish with pumpkin seeds and cinnamon for an extra boost of zinc and chromium.
Below is nutritional information on the ingredients, pumpkin is kind of amazing when it’s not processed into a sugary syrup. Actual pumpkin is loaded with dietary fibre, vitamin A, and is an excellent source of potassium and Vitamin C.
Hello heart health! It’s low in cholesterol, saturated fats and sodium therefore contributing to healthy blood pressure and can actually help regulate blood pressure.
The plant compounds in pumpkin seeds and pulp are excellent for helping the absorption of glucose into the tissues and intestines, as well as balancing levels of liver glucose.With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package.
They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost. Cinnamon is loaded with chromium and can help regulate blood sugar and cravings.
Chia seeds are a healthy source of fibre and are excellent for moving things along in the digestive tract.
Coconut milk is loaded with electrolytes and can help prevent fatigue. Following exercise, muscles need plenty of nutrients — including electrolytes like magnesium and potassium that are found in coconut milk — to repair broken down tissue and grow back even stronger.
Because coconut milk is high in healthy fats, it also helps fill you up and prevent overeating or snacking throughout the day, which derail your efforts to improve your body composition.
Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups of organic full fat coconut milk (not coconut cream)
- 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp 100% real maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus more for garnish
- Pumpkin seeds to garnish (optional)
Directions for Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding:
In mixing bowl, whisk coconut milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon until combined. Stir in chia seeds. Pour into two glass jars and place in fridge overnight. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and cinnamon.
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Recipe provided by Emily d’Aoust, RHN (@emilyrhn).