Chia Seed Pudding
3/4 cup chia seeds
4 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 vanilla beans (split down the center and seeds removed) or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6-8 tablespoons erythritol (like Swerve) or stevia to taste (pure stevia, about 1/2 teaspoon to start and add more if desired. If spoonable stevia — start with 2 teaspoons and add from there. If liquid stevia — start with 1 teaspoon and add from there)
Add almond/coconut milk, vanilla, and sweetener to a blender and mix well.
With the blender on a very low setting, add the chia seeds and mix. If you would like to add other ingredients (cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg), do it here.
Transfer to a container and stir every 5 minutes for the first 15 minutes then let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer to the refrigerator.
When ready to serve, add toppings.
Berries, nuts, seeds, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, cocoa nibs, goji berries, apples, maple extract, lemon or lemon extract, kiwi, or anything of your other favourites.
Courtesy Maximized Living