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Oct
17
2011

Chia Yogurt

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This is one of my favorite quick snacks or breakfasts! You don’t need to measure out ingredients, I just pour it into a bowl and flavor it to taste, but I will put amounts so you have an idea of what you are going for. You can mix up everything except the optional ingredients (such as the fruit and nuts) so it is literally grab and go!

Chia is a superstar in the nutrition world, boasting 8x more omega 3’s than salmon, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, 25% more fiber than flax seeds… well you get the picture,, they are really healthy! If you missed my video on how to make chia gel, check it out! It’s so simple and boost the nutrition of anything you add it to… without impacting the flavor!

I am obsessed with vanilla anything, so here is a quick run down on the different vanilla options:

Vanilla Extract

Has a base of alcohol. This is best used in baking or cooked food. The alcohol cooks out leaving a wonderful pure vanilla taste. Some notice an alcohol flavor when used in un-cooked dishes like yogurt.

Vanilla Flavor

Usually has a base of glycerin. This is best used in raw or uncooked dishes. It has a slightly sweet vanilla flavor.

Medicine Flower Organic & Wild Crafted Vanilla Flavor

This is one of my new favorite finds! It is raw pure vanilla essence. Medicine Flower does not use dilutants, colorants or preservatives… just super concentrated vanilla! Just a few drops does the trick. They have every flavor under the sun and are a quality company… so check them out! This is what I use in my yogurt to get that wonderful pure flavor without all the sugar and junk that comes in pre-made vanilla yogurt.

Vanilla Bean

It doesn’t get any better than than using the seeds from the whole vanilla bean! But to keep this recipe budget friendly and easy, vanilla flavor is my choice.

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Chia Yogurt

A quick sugar-free snack or breakfast on the go!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic plain whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds or chia gel
  • 10 drops KAL liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla flavor
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional Ingredients and variations:
  • Unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk – to thin out consistency if using dry chia seeds
  • Fruit – fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), diced apples
  • Nuts – sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc
  • Seeds – sunflower, pumpkin, hemp. etc
  • Dried shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Put yogurt into a bowl. Stir in chia seeds. Let sit for 10-15 minutes or overnight. Or use chia gel and it’s ready to go!
  2. Add sweetener to taste, vanilla flavor and cinnamon.
  3. If you used dry chia seeds and want it less thick you can add in some unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk.
  4. Add whatever your heart desires – fresh or frozen berries, diced apples, nuts, seeds, dried coconut… use your imagination!

Quick notes

You can have the chia seeds or chia gel already mixed into the yogurt so you can just throw in the rest of ingredients you want right before you eat it. The yogurt and chia will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator as long as the yogurt is in date.

Number of servings (yield): 2

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