Vegan Berry Almond Chia Pudding [Gluten Free, Paleo]
Are chia seeds paleo? Are fruits and vegetables paleo? I am going to assume so and call this recipe paleo. My second recipe in two days and dietary restriction friendly as well!
If you’ve known me for more than two seconds, you know I’m kind of bad with time management, in the fact that I think I can accomplish more than I can in a given amount of time. Since I am constantly on the run (literally and figuratively), it’s nice for me to not worry about food sometimes. I sometimes substitute solid lunch at the office for a nutmilk blend when I’m super busy. It keeps me full the rest of the day and gives me a ton of energy.
I also do enjoy solid food and have been all about the chia puddings lately. I’ve been trying to eat less dairy in the afternoons and evenings (Is my life a constant “how can my nutrition be tweaked experiment”? Yes.) so chia pudding has been an alternative to my beloved Greek yogurt. Since it’s berry season, I thought subbing in Naked Juice’s new Berry Almond Nutmilk for normal almond milk would be a summery switch-up. Plus, each bottle contains 26 blueberries, 8 blackberries, 2 raspberries, 1 strawberry, 24 almonds, 1 3/4 apples and 1/3 of a banana, so basically my fruit servings for the day are taken care of in one serving.
Both the Berry Almond Nutmilk and another new Naked Juice, Peachy Almond Nutmilk, are hitting shelves early next month. I know it will be equally as good because of Naked Juice’s commitment to finding the best blends of fruits and vegetables to put in it’s bottles and deep tradition of goodness. They are both great non-dairy breakfast substitutes, post-workout refuel or mid-day snack.
This chia pudding is naturally gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and free of added sugar while still being slightly sweet thanks to the Berry Almond Nutmilk. Plus, one bottle has 11 grams of Protein (!!!) and is a good source of both magnesium and vitamin E on top of all the health benefits of chia seeds. Uh, also this recipe has two ingredients so you’re basically crazy if you don’t make it right now.
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1 bottle Naked Juice Berry Almond Nutmilk
- Place chia seeds in a medium-sized bowl with a lid.
- Whisk in one bottle of Naked Juice Berry Almond Nutmilk. Be sure chia seeds are well mixed in and not in clumps in the bottom.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour, stirring once or twice.
- Eat with favorite toppings if desired (I suggest unsweetened carob chips!)
If you’re looking for more Meatless Monday recipes, check out the Meatless Monday round-up from Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner.
This post was sponsored by Naked Juice but all opinions are my own!
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Are you good with time management? What are your go-to foods when you’re too busy to cook/eat? How do you eat your chia pudding?