Strawberry Key Lime Chia Seed Pudding
I've been a fan of chia seed pudding for a while, but it wasn't until Lou started helping me in the kitchen (one of our favorite activities together!) that I decided to develop my own recipe. It was honestly supposed to just be a strawberry flavor, but this week my Instacart shopper did not know the difference between regular limes and key limes so it evolved into a strawberry key lime chia seed pudding and I am so freaking glad! It is even better than my first test recipe of the strawberry version. I love this as a snack for myself and Lou for a few reasons. First, it is something Lou actually enjoys eating. Any other toddler moms will feel me on that! Second, it is loaded with nutrients! Chia seeds are high in iron, calcium, omega-3's, and rich in antioxidants. All such important nutrients for growing littles plus the vitamin-C in the limes and strawberries help to better absorb non-heme (plant based) proteins! This little jar is a powerhouse! Third, it tastes like a strawberry limeade. Fourth and final, it is only 4 steps!
16 oz fresh strawberries (1 standard container- hull before use)
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (I prefer container to can, but you can use either)
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 key limes
1/2 cup chia seeds
1) Place strawberries, coconut milk, honey, juice of 2 limes, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2) Place chia seeds in a large bowl and pour the strawberry mixture on top. Whisk and let sit for 10 minutes.
3) Whisk one more time then evenly divide into individual containers that seal. I love the Weck tulip jars*, but anything like a mason jar or food container will work.
4) Let sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or store for up to 5 days.
I sure hope y'all enjoy this recipe as much as Lou and I do!
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