I’m finally moved into to my new house with my hubby and son…. and all I can think about is all the yummy and healthy foods I can make in my new kitchen! If you have read any of my fall posts from last year then you know how much I adore pumpkin! I love the smell of pumpkin spice candles and the taste of any food that has pumpkin in it. I found this delicious healthy recipe that is sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan via blog.freepeople.com! I was drooling as I wrote this! I’m such a foodie!
If you haven’t yet had chia seeds, you must try them. Chia seeds are a super food that provides a variety of wonderful health benefits. It a nutshell – by adding just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet it will give you approximately 7 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping 5 grams of omega-3! And yes, these are the are the same chia seeds made famous by the Chia Pets! Chia seeds can be found at most health food stores, normally where you would find the flaxseeds. -Via blog.freepeople.com
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding (sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan)
serves 2-4 – makes approximately 3 cups
1 cup coconut milk (the canned kind – lite or full-fat)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves
5 medjool dates, pits removed
3 tablespoons chia seeds
Puree everything but the chia seeds in a blender until smooth, combined and thick. You may see a few little bits of the dates still, it’s OK. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl or a mason jar, stir in the chia seeds. Make sure to stir well to combine. Cover the bowl or put the lid on the jar. Keep in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
Spoon or pour into bowls, top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and maybe even some fresh whipped coconut cream, if you wish. Serve cool or room temperature.