Blueberry Lemon Chia Pudding

Blueberry Lemon Chia Pudding

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alexia-pagones-editorToday we’re going to chat about my favorite meal. Yupp, you guessed it—dessert. No matter how healthy I try to be in my everyday life, one basic fact about me remains forever constant… I. LOVE. DESSERT. I can’t help it. I adore sugar, cherish ice cream, and chocolate undoubtedly makes me weak in the knees.

While I’ll eat any dessert placed in front of me, (especially flourless chocolate cake) nothing satisfies my cravings like a dessert that perfectly combines tart and sweet flavors. I love to add a tart little “pop” to my desserts by including fruits like blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. They balance out the sweetness perfectly and provide a fresh component that brightens and lightens up a dish. Plus, adding a little fruit into the mix allows me to convince myself the dessert is {maybe/kind of/a little bit} healthy.

That’s one of my favorite things about the recipe I’ll be sharing with you today. While “delicious,” “sweet,” and “tart” are 3 words that perfectly describe this dessert, “fattening” and “unhealthy” certainly do not. With the inclusion of ingredients such as honey, blueberries, pudding, and chia seeds, this is one dessert you’ll enjoy eating at any time of day. You can even call it breakfast!

What you’ll need!

- Chia seeds (½ cup)
– Clove Honey (½ cup)
– Fresh Blueberries (2 pints)
– Poppy Seeds (1 tablespoon)
– Lemon zest (2 lemons)
– Lemon Juice (¼ cup)
– 1 packet of vanilla pudding, I used Jell-o sugar free fat free (feel free to make your own custard instead if you have a recipe you love!)
– Milk, I used fat-free (2 cups for pudding)

What you’ll do!

Step 1: Make the pudding/custard before you do anything else because you’ll have to let it cool and set.

Step 2: Heat up the honey until it’s just about to bubble. Then add 2 pints of blueberries, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Step 3: Cook until blueberries explode and are completely macerated.

Step 4: Add chia seeds and poppy seeds. Cook until mixture is super thick and gelatinous (should only take about 5-10 minutes) and remove from heat.

Step 5: Let mixture cool completely and then fold into custard or instant pudding.

Step 6: Serve Cold and enjoy!

Personally, I like this better the day after making it. By that time, the chia seeds have fully expanded and all the flavors have come together perfectly. The great thing about this is you can eat is on its own or add in anything you’d like! I love to eat mine with granola, Greek yogurt, or both. What about you?

Until next time!

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I’m a New York native who moved to Boston for college and never left. I’m a social media marketer by day and a foodie/gym rat by night . When I'm not wearing any of those hats, you can find me binge watching shows on Netflix, dancing like a fool to my favorite music, or off an adventure with my boyfriend and best friends. I live my life to my fullest and like every experience, from a meal to a trip, to be deliciously inspired.
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