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Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding

A healthy take on your favorite dessert bar.
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This recipe is excerpted from Diabetes Create Your Plate Meal Prep Cookbook by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND. Photographs by Alison Lima. Used with permission of Robert Rose Books. All rights reserved.

Chia seeds have a mild taste, so when you add bold flavors, like orange and vanilla, they really stand out. When mixed with milk or water, chia seeds swell (or gelatinize), and overnight, that mixture transforms into chia pudding.

You'll Need

21 ⁄2 cups (625 mL) nonfat milk
10 tbsp (185 mL) chia seeds
21 ⁄2 tsp (7 mL) stevia honey blend (such as Truvia Nectar)
11 ⁄4 tsp (6 mL) vanilla extract
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 2 oranges
Five 8-oz (250 mL) glass jars with lids

How to Make It

  1. Into each of five glass jars, add 1 ⁄2 cup (125 mL) of the milk, 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the chia seeds, 1 ⁄2 tsp (2 mL) of the stevia honey blend and 1 ⁄4 tsp (1 mL) of the vanilla. Stir to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the orange juice and zest. Divide the mixture evenly among the five jars and stir to combine.

TO STORE: Cover the jars and refrigerate overnight or up to 5 days.

TO SERVE: Enjoy cold.

TOBY'S TIP: To make this dairy-free, use unflavored soy milk instead of nonfat milk.

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Toby Amidor is an award winning dietitian and Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author who believes healthy and wholesome can also be appetizing and delicious. Read more about Toby