Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding + A Giveaway

Ever since my last batch of chia seed pudding I have been wanting to make up another batch of pudding. There’s just something so wonderful about opening up the fridge and having a sweet treat that doesn’t leave me feeling guilty. After my Valentine’s Day fudge fiasco, I also needed a confidence boost in the old dessert department. Chia seeds, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned previously, are wonderfully healthy and super duper versatile. I toss them in smoothies, use them to top cereal, bananas, and sprinkle some on avocado toast.

IMG_3759 IMG_3768When I was little I used to love the creamsicle popsicles – the ones that have that completely fake orange outside and vanilla ice cream inside. They’re so delicious. And so not close to being healthy. I can’t even remember the last time I had one of those popsicles, but I still remember how much I loved the taste. In my desperation for anything un-winter I decided to try and recreate that taste in a healthy way – with creamsicle chia seed pudding. {If you’re only here for the giveaway feel free to scroll all the way down to the end of the post – winner gets 2 pounds of chia seeds!}

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What you’ll need: 

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup mandarine oranges (plus more for topping)
  • 1 1/4 cup low-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

One of the best things about chia seed pudding (aside from the healthy factor) is how easy it is to make. Simply measure out all the ingredients…

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…add them all to a mason jar…

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…stir, cover and refrigerate. Let the pudding set in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight. Stir it up well so that the oranges break up a bit and incorporate further into the pudding.

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Top with some extra oranges and serve! Now this didn’t get the super sweet super fake flavor of a real creamsicle, but it was even better I think. The vanilla made the flavors more complex, and the oranges were refreshing. This was a thicker version of my last pudding, and I found it a lot heartier. I couldn’t even finish one serving!

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The pudding was delicious and would even work for breakfast if you like a little sweet treat in the morning. And now for the giveaway! After my last post about chia seed pudding, I was contacted by the owner of Chia Seeds Direct to do a giveaway. Chia Seeds direct is an online retailer that ships chia seeds in bulk right to your door. I have to admit, I’ve never used Chia Seeds Direct – but I couldn’t deny my readers the chance to win two pounds of free chia seeds! So here’s the deal: simply “like” or comment on this post, and you’re entered to win. I’ll randomly select the winner two weeks from today (March 11th) and announce the winner on Thursday, March 13th. Sorry – only residents of the US and Canada are eligible for this giveaway. Tell your friends – and good luck to all!

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23 responses to “Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding + A Giveaway

  1. How cool! I need to experiment with chia seeds more – I’ve only used them on top of salads or in breads. I love their texture – I imagine them to make a great pudding, similar to tapioca, perhaps? Lovely photographs 🙂

  2. I’ve been wanting to re-try chia seed pudding since an attempt last year left me rather disappointed. Your recipe looks and sounds amazing! I’ll be trying this soon for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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