Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding

Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding

Healthy low-fat nutritious dessert. Blue spirulina gives this dessert a beautiful brilliant blue color that elegantly delicious.

Chia seeds are such a power-packed tiny seed! They are full of Omega 3’s, antioxidants, a source of protein and fiber. I first learned about them several years ago after reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. I was fascinated by how the Tarahumara Indians used these seeds for hydration, endurance, and overall health. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it! Especially, if you love running.

Chia seeds are so much fun to experiment with. I usually add them to my smoothies, smoothie bowls, granola bars, cookies, yogurt parfaits, and now pudding. I also like to mix about a tablespoon of seeds with a glass of lemon water or juice. Let it sit about 5 minutes while stirring frequently (this part is important or you will have a hockey puck at the bottom of the glass), then drink it. Super satisfying and filling.

When combined with liquid, the seeds expand giving a tapioca-type texture, making them perfect for making this Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding.

The addition of the blue spirulina gives this pudding a brilliant ocean blue color. Blue spirulina (Blue Majik) is a blue-green algea. It is basically a seaweed with phycocyanin, which is what gives it the vibrant color.

Blue Spirulina Benefits

Good source of:

  • Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Carotenoids
  • Antioxidants

Chia Seed Benefits

Good source of:

  • Omega 3’s – the good Omega!
  • Antioxidants
  • Protein
  • Fiber

The combination of the chia seeds and spirulina makes this dish a powerful, nutrient-dense, delicious dessert! Layer with coconut yogurt, and you have a beautiful parfait! It makes a perfect summer dessert and is super simple to make!

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To make the chia pudding, you do need to plan ahead as the seeds need to have time to gel together. You should plan for a good 8-24 hours, therefore it’s best to mix the pudding the night before so that it has time to congeal. You want it to have a tapioca-type consistency.

In a bowl, mix the chia seeds with the milk, spirulina, maple syrup and vanilla. The blue spirulina will give it that beautiful bright blue color!

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight. I prefer glass jars, and use a canning jar in the photo below.

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Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding

Nutrient packed delicious dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blue Spirulina, Chia, Pudding
Prep Time 1 day
Servings 4 servings
Calories 92kcal
Author hungrydanekitchen

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl, combine milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and blue spirulina. Whisk continuously for 1 minute. Transfer to container and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Divide into small dessert dishes and add favorite toppings. Or layer with plant-based yogurt or cream.

Notes

**Spirulina Chia Parfaits – layer pudding with coconut yogurt and top with berries. 

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg

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