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ORANGE CREAMSICLE CHIA SEED PUDDING

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Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding

From personal experience and by connecting with others, I've learned the biggest thing that prevents individuals from either following an AIP or Paleo diet or maintaining the diet, is because they believe they either one, will not be able to enjoy the same foods as others, or two get overwhelmed by not having foods prepped that will leaving them feeling nourished.


Following an AIP or Paleo compliant diet is amazing for the body, but what good is it if once a week you decide to sneak in a dairy and gluten filled meal because you're on the run and don't have the mental capacity to even think of putting meal together at home. Did you know it takes the body 30 days after eating inflammatory foods for inflammation levels to return back to normal?!


Your body is a wonderland and simply is worth more than a quick five minute inflammatory ingredient loaded meal. So what do you do instead? You meal prep. Meal prepping takes the guess work out of meals. It makes meals readily available so you don't even have to think twice of picking up the phone and falling victim to uber eats.


If you're looking for a filling, spring inspired breakfast, this orange creamsicle chia seed pudding is perfect for you. So lets get into how to make them.




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How to Make the Chia Seed Pudding

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 cup orange segments

  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest


How to Make the Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding

  1. Create the Orange Creamsicle Filling: To a blender, add the coconut milk, orange segments, vanilla extract, and honey. Blend until smooth.

  2. Create the Chia Seed Pudding: In a medium bowl, stir the orange puree and chia seeds. Let set for 5 minutes. Stir again to make sure the chia seeds are evenly distributed.

  3. Refrigerate the Pudding: Refrigerate the pudding for at least four hours. Once the pudding is set, stir in the orange zest. Portion into individual jars for the week.

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding

Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients can I substitute?
Coconut Milk: Feel free to substitute the coconut milk with any dairy free milk, however, coconut milk will make this take most like a creamsicle.

Storage Instructions

Refrigeration:

  • Always store chia seed pudding in the refrigerator. The cold temperature helps prevent the growth of bacteria and ensures the pudding remains fresh.

  • Place the pudding in an airtight container or cover the bowl or jar tightly with plastic wrap. These are my favorite airtight containers.

Sealing Properly:

  • Ensure the container is well-sealed to prevent the pudding from absorbing unwanted odors from the refrigerator and to maintain its creamy texture.

Use Within a Few Days:

  • Chia seed pudding is best when consumed within 3-4 days of preparation. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the more it may thicken.

Stir Before Serving:

  • Before serving leftover chia seed pudding, give it a good stir. This helps redistribute the chia seeds, ensuring a consistent texture.

Adjust Consistency if Needed:

  • If the pudding becomes too thick after refrigeration, you can adjust the consistency by adding a bit more milk and stirring until it reaches your desired thickness.

Toppings Separately:

  • If you've added toppings like fruits, nuts, or shredded coconut, consider storing them separately and adding them just before serving to maintain their freshness and texture.

Remember that chia seed pudding has a relatively short shelf life due to the nature of chia seeds absorbing liquid and forming a gel-like consistency. Always use your best judgment and check for any signs of spoilage, such as off smells or changes in color or texture. If in doubt, it's safer to discard any leftover pudding that has been stored for an extended period.


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