Good Monday morning, loves!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are well rested for the new week ahead!
My weekend was very relaxing. I got more of my Christmas shopping done (I think I am almost done!), attended a new yoga class (which I did not love! I should have stuck with my hot yoga!), and did some food prep so I am all ready for the week!
Today’s recipe is a makeover on one of the recipes I posted last month.
I decided to fancy up my Apple Pie Chia Pudding by adding pecans to create an Apple Pecan Pie Chia Pudding!
Although very similar to the original recipe, this pecan version offers a different flavour and texture and an added nutritional punch!
Chia seeds themselves are incredibly nutrient dense (more on that on Wednesday!), but with the addition of pecans, this recipe increases in fibre, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
Pecans contain more antioxidants than other nuts and also are a rich source of fibre, which we all need for a healthy digestive system!
I hope you enjoy this new version of the original! Let me know if you give it a try!
Apple Pecan Pie Chia Pudding
1 1/2 cups almond milk
3 TBSP chia seeds
1 apple, washed and grated (I used my mandolin)
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 oz. raw pecans, chopped
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional*
*If you choose to omit the protein powder, you may want to reduce the almond milk to 1 cup
Bend almond milk, ginger, cinnamon, and protein powder together.
Add chia seeds to mixture and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes, but I prefer allowing mine to sit overnight.
Before serving, heat apple in microwave until soft and fragrant (approximately 1 1/2 mins).
Fold warm apple shreds and chopped pecans into chia mixture. Mix well.
Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy! My personal favourite toppings for this chia pudding are Greek yogurt and more pecans!
Did you enjoy this recipe makeover? Will you be trying this chia pudding? Do you have more chia pudding flavours you’d like me to create?