This pudding is light, sweet and simple. Just a few ingredients away from a nice treat. I just scored a huge box a deliciously fresh figs so I topped this pudding off with them and it was a perfect edition, but I think any fruit will do 🙂
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
- 2 soft medjool dates
- 4 TBS chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 4 figs for topping
- drizzle of chocolate sauce for extra decadence
- put the milk and dates in a blender and blend on high until well incorporated
- add chia seeds and lemon zest and blend on low just enough to mix the chia seeds but not too much as to break them down, you can also do this by hand
- IMPORTANT: let sit for a few minutes and blend on low for a couple seconds, do this a few times. You’ll start seeing the chia seeds floating around in the milk and staying there, that’s what you want. If you skip this step you will end up with a pile of chia seeds at the bottom of your dish and the milk on top.
- pour in desired cups or bowls and put in fridge to set for at least 2 hours, or overnight is great too
- top it off with fruit and chocolate sauce if desired
I’ve never thought of combining lemon and chia before, but that sounds really refreshing. I also love the idea of adding in dates. 😀
Dates are one of my favorite ways to naturally sweeten things 😊
Me too! I discovered jars of date syrup the other day at a Middle Eastern shop. I had no idea that even existed!
Me neither! But that makes total sense! I will look out for some, thanks!
Beautiful photos and beautiful recipe. We love chia pudding, but usually make a vanilla version and just add fruit. I’ll have to try this recipe! Loving your blog, we will definitely be following along to see what you come up with =) http://www.ourfoodieappetite.com/traveling-to-dubai-20-things-we-wish-we-knew-part-1/
Thank you! Chia seeds are so versatile aren’t they? So fun to create all kinds of flavors!
Yes they are! I love the pop of texture they add too!