Strawberry Chia Pudding {and an Eatsmart Scale Review}

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Strawberry Chia Pudding

Since I started blogging I have been reading about Chia seeds.  They are added to smoothies, salads, dressings, really anything your little heart desires.  Chia seeds were first used in the fun 80’s gifts the Chia pets…..you do remember them, right?  Oh man, now I have the commercial in my head….”ch ch ch Chia pets!!”

Some of the benefits of the little seeds:  They contain the highest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids.  They are heart healthy and are proven to reduce “bad” cholesterol (LDL.)  Balance blood sugar.  High in antioxidants.  A complete protein with all 9 amino-acids.  Perfect source of calcium.  They are a healthy source used for weight loss.  High in fiber.  Slowly metabolize carbohydrates which will help curb your appetite.

A healthy little seed right?  AND here are a few other recipes for Chia pudding to give you a fun variety.  If you do not follow Vegan Yack Attack you are missing out on some gorgeous recipes.  She has several Chia pudding recipes, Apple Pie Chia Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding, Banana Cream Chia Pudding, and Berry Chia Pudding.

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Now before I share the fun recipe, I wanted to share a little about the Eatsmart scale I reviewed.  About a year ago I had the pleasure to host a giveaway for the Precision Pro Eatsmart scale, and really fell in love with their product.  Today I am sharing with you the Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale, and it is definitely elite!

The Precision Elite scale has a max weight of 15 pounds.  With the larger platform, you can place a large mixing bowl on the scale, make that zero, and weigh your item.  You have four measurement modes to use, grams, ounces, kilograms and pounds.  The screen on the Precision Elite is bigger, and has a backlit LCD display to make it easier to read.

I love having a scale in my kitchen, we use it for our baking and our cooking.  This summer I know we will need it for some of our wood-smoking adventures.  I planned to share the scale when I made my Guinness Stout Cake, but instead will show you how even a simple recipe can benefit from a lovely scale.

Strawberry Chia Pudding {and an Eatsmart Scale review}Strawberry Chia Pudding {and an Eatsmart Scale review}

When I mention this recipe, the reactions are VERY mixed.  Some run away screaming, but some are curious of what the taste will be.  I was the one that was on the fence, I wasn’t afraid, but I was a wee bit nervous of what it would taste like.  I promise this to you, this recipe is TRULY DELICIOUS!!  My Sissy wants to share her recipe she created, it is supposed to taste like rice pudding.  So VERY soon Sissy and I will be doing another virtual blog post together.  Do you remember when we shared a homemade granola recipe virtually?

My strawberry Chia pudding recipe was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Angie’s Recipes!  Angie shares some amazing recipes, and her photography inspires me!  Angie just recently made a Berry Chia Pudding, and I decided it was time I finally made my own.

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Yields 4

Strawberry Chia Pudding

A healthy treat enjoyed alone, or topped on your favorite yogurt, fresh fruit, or warm oatmeal!

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

300 grams strawberries, roughly cut up. (300 grams = about 1 1/2 cups)
3 oz almond milk
10 whole dried figs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp sugar (optional)
3 Tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

Add strawberries, milk, figs, cinnamon, and sugar to food processor and completely mix ingredients together until completely smooth.

In a small air-tight container, add strawberry mixture, then add chia seeds and stir. They will not completely incorporate. Place lid on container and place in refrigerator, let sit for 4 hours or overnight, then stir before serving. The strawberry mixture will be thick and similar to pudding from the chia seeds.

Enjoy on your favorite treat or alone!

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I hope you give this recipe a try, or any of the variations I shared with you, you will truly have a happy tummy!  Actually in a few hours I plan to top my Chia pudding on my frozen yogurt, YUM-O!

I wanted to share with you a little more on Eatsmart Scales, you can follow them on Twitter here, and Facebook here!  Their products are fantastic, and they all have a two year warranty, bonus!

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Have you tried Chia seeds?  Have you made Chia pudding?

Signature-12Disclaimer:  I received a scale from Eatsmart Scales to review, all the thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Kate | Food Babbles
    It's so funny that you did this recipe just when I was telling my mother I really want to try making chia pudding. I hear so many wonderful things about the benefits of chia seeds but I'm big sure how to use them. I have all the ingredients for this pudding so as crazy as it sounds at 11:30pm, I am going to stir them all together and make this so it will be ready for breakfast in the morning. Can't wait to try it!!
  • Angie Tan
    Love chia! Your seasonal berry pudding looks gorgeous.
  • justonecookbook
    I have chia seeds in bread but haven't tried other way to eat chia seeds. Pudding sounds very intriguing! My kids will enjoy them in pudding!
  • I have yet to actually eat a chia seed, much less a buch of them. With my luck,,I'll grow sprouts lol I know, I know..not like ''those' chia seeds..being food safe and healthy. I think it's high time I try it..and your strawberry pudding would be a great place to start! It looks so thick, rich and lovely..the color just stunning! I really want a bowl now! Pinning too!
  • okay, does it taste "seedy" as in you bite into the seeds or do they get caught in your teeth? LOL I have no clue. I've never tried it. Your strawberry pudding with chia seeds looks really good.
    • Sorry for my delay responding! The chia seeds soften, and you do not know they are seeds. The only seeds you get in this recipe is the seeds from the strawberries:-) oxox
  • Beautiful looking pudding and healthy too :D Cheers CCU http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/
  • Kim
    I've heard a lot about chia seeds but I've yet to try them. This lovely looking pudding might just sway me!
  • I keep forgetting to pick up some chia seeds and experiment with them! Thanks to you and Angie, I have two yummy recipes to try. I'm not anticipating anyone but me in this family wanting chia pudding, but that's OK by me!
  • I've never used chia seeds, your pudding looks lovely for spring!
  • kitchenriffs
    We have a different brand scale, but it has similar features - and we couldn't live without it! Use it all the time (as in, at least several times a day). Great recipe for chia pudding - definitely a must try. Thanks so much.
  • [email protected]
    What a gorgeous and healthy pudding! I love chia seeds, and I need more recipes that call for them. Thank you for sharing, my friend!
  • Hotly Spiced
    Ever since I started blogging I've been hearing about chia seeds too. And I'm ashamed to say, I haven't cooked with them yet, despite knowing their health properties. Adding them to a strawberry pudding does seem like a great way to go xx
  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    A kitchen scale if very convenient....I had one but it disappeared in one of our moves. Yours looks really good.
  • I've yet to make chia pudding, but I do love chia seeds in my smoothies and on top of my oatmeal. Your pudding looks delicious-nothing scary about it :-) Hope you're having a wonderful week! xoxo
  • Ilke
    I keep seeing these seeds everywhere. If you say it is good, I will take your word for it. I might make when the curiosity becomes unbearable or if you make some and I happen to "stop by":)
  • mjskit @mjskitchen.com
    This looks delicious! I've got to pick me up some Chia seeds. I almost did the other day and now I could kick myself. I never used a scale until I started blogging and developing recipes. Now I use it all of the time. Love it!