This gorgeous Rainbow Chia Seed pudding is full of flavor, color, and it healthy for you, too. It’s the prettiest pudding we have seen. Weight Watchers Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding is fun to make and quite filling. Even kids love this pudding that is fun to eat.
Why Eat Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant and were prized in ancient civilizations for their ability to give the eater stamina. The seed itself is mostly flavorless.
The tiny seeds expand in water, often up to 12 times their original size, making them quite filling and satisfying. You will get the most health benefit and feeling of satiety if you soak chia seeds in liquid before eating them, such as we do in this pudding recipe.
Chia seeds contain healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids. I store chia seeds in my freezer to maintain their nutritional properties and add them to oatmeal and smoothies.
If you goal is weight loss, Chia seeds are a great addition to your diet and are 2 WW smart points for 1 T. Because they are seeds, they are somewhat high in points but remember that they are quite filling.
Weight Watchers Points – Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding
This Rainbow Chia Seed pudding is 5 points per serving. Remember that almost all the points come from the chia seeds, which are filling and full of healthy fats to give you optimal weight loss.
Talk about a colorful and happy way to start the day or as a delicious dessert. These pudding cups make a fabulous breakfast, snack or dessert, and young and old alike will appreciate the colors and flavors of this pretty, healthy pudding.
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Combine the milk and chia seeds, then let rest in fridge to thicken as you prepare your fruit.
Carefully prepare each later, mixing with fruit to provide color and top with a few fruit pieces. Creating the layers is a bit time consuming, but so worth it to get such a beautiful end result.
Evenly layer your pudding, rotating the fruit colors and then top with more fruit.
Weight Watchers Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding-Draft
- 1 pint Strawberries fresh, ripe
- 16 ounces mandarin oranges one can
- 2 Kiwis large
- 1 pint blueberries fresh
- 2 cups Chia seeds
- 1 T green tea powder Matcha, optional, for color
- 4 cups Almond Milk Vanilla, unsweetened
- 2 T Splenda Truvia, or a few drops Stevia
- 10 small glasses or containers
- In a medium bowl, mix the Chia seeds with milk, and 2 T Splenda if using, cover and place in the refrigerator (NOTE - Mixture is supposed to thicken as it stands, but if the Chia pudding is too thick, add a little more milk to thin).
- Wash the strawberries, remove the stems, and slice, reserving the juice in the bowl as you slice. Sprinkle with a bit of Stevia or Splenda, cover and set aside.
- Rinse the Kiwi's, dry with a paper towel, and slice the Kiwi's into a bowl, and set aside.
- Wash the Blueberries and place on paper towels to dry.
- Assemble the cups of pudding:
- Remove the pudding from the refrigerator, spoon a couple of T of chia mixture to the bottom of the containers.
- Spoon the strawberry juice evenly into the cups and stir to make the pudding pink. Place three or four slices of strawberries on top of the pudding.
- In a small dish, add about 1 cup of pudding and place half of the Mandarin oranges in the bowl, along with the juice from the can. Smash the oranges into the pudding, which will turn the pudding a light orange color. Place even amounts of the pudding and mashed oranges into the containers, and top evenly with the remaining oranges.
- In a small bowl, place 1 cups of the Chia pudding, and several slices of the Kiwi, and mash them into the pudding. Mix in Matcha if using. Place the pudding evenly in the containers, on top of the orange layer, and place remaining Kiwi - chopped, evenly in containers on top of green layer of pudding.
- Place half of the blueberries in the remaining pudding, and mash them into the pudding, creating the blue/purple color for the final layer of the pudding cup. Place the blue/purple pudding evenly in the containers, and top with remaining blueberries. Serve and enjoy!
- NOTE: We used 6 - 8 ounce containers for the pudding cups. If you want a brighter color, simply add more mashed fruit and fruit juice to the pudding. You can also add natural food coloring if you prefer really bright colors. If you prefer, you can mix the pudding and the fruits to be mashed along with the fruit juice in a blender or food processor, instead of mashing the pudding/fruit by hand.
- Makes approximately 10 six to eight ounce servings.
Is Chia Seed Pudding Good For You?
This Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, chia seeds & sweetener of choice; it’s a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats. Chia seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids and when soaked in liquid, satisfying to reduce hunger.
How Long Does Chia Pudding Last?
Chia pudding lasts about 5 day, give or take. The pudding will keep for about 5 days in the fridge, so if you make a batch up on Sunday and enjoy it for the rest of the week you’ll be on track to a happier, smarter and prettier you before Friday. The colors may run a bit on standing but the flavor will be just as delicious.
Does Chia Pudding Go Bad?
Use pudding within 5 days of making.
Chia seeds do best when stored in the fridge or freezer to maintain their nutritional value.
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