Chia Pudding

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My sister Carol is my health and beauty advisor. Even though we live thousands of miles apart … and don’t get to see each other often  … our conversations always tend to veer toward her giving me advice and tips on healthy eating and healthy living and healthy skincare.


She is a nurse, after all. Hence the healthy living advice.


And she’s a cancer survivor. Hence the healthy eating advice.


And she’s worked in a plastic surgeon’s office. Hence the healthy skincare advice.


So when my sister Carol told me I needed to take Vitamin D each day, I did.


And when my sister Carol told me I needed to add green algae stuff to my diet, I did.


Okay, that one was short-lived. That green stuff tastes like dirt, no matter how I tried to hide it in a smoothie.

Winking smile


And when my sister Carol told me I needed to buy some very expensive Vitamin C serum for my skin, I did that too …


… and I swear it seems to be helping with a post-menopausal dry, red patch that popped up on my cheek last year.


And when she told me I should add chia seeds to my weight loss plan … and yes, that’s chia as in chia pet … I did.


And then I Googled chia seeds.


Turns out they contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. They’re tasteless, so you can add them to just about anything. But the best part is they really fill you up.


Which is what sold me. They’re a great addition to my Weight Watchers weight loss plan!


Personally, I like them mixed up as a pudding with unsweetened almond milk and vanilla extract and Truvia. The texture reminds me of tapioca. And this serving is only 4 Weight Watchers points. Bonus!


Chia Tapioca Pudding Recipe

Makes 1 Serving | 4 Weight Watchers Points


3/4 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 TBS chia seeds

1 TBS Truvia sweetener

Ground Cinnamon


Measure all ingredients into mason jar. Put lid on jar and shake well. Refrigerate overnight. Quick tip: revisit every few hours and give the mason jar a good shake.


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That’s it.


Just sprinkle with a bit of ground Cinnamon and enjoy your healthy, filling, 4-point Weight Watchers snack …


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  1. Andi says

    I just purchased chia seeds from my local grocery store on the advice of a nutritionist. I keep forgetting to sprinkle them into my food, but this recipe has placed them right at the top of my to do list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    I’ve read about chia seeds myself. I’ll tell my daughter about this, she’s really struggling with her weight, she’s heavier now than I’ve ever seen her, she hates it. I’ll give her this recipe. She’s always been so good about eating well, but she gave up for while. She turned 44 in April.
    I’ve struggled with my weight since being a young woman due to hypothyroidism. When I was born my thyroid didn’t work at all, was born month late. Been taking meds for it since I was 6 weeks old. Had a thyroidectomy when 23 and 2 months pregnant.I really balooned after I had hysterectomy at 31
    Glad you shared this recipe as I’m sure there are others that struggle with weight problem.
    Nice to have such a caring wise sister. Glad for her she’s a cancer survivor. Happy summer days

    • says

      I wish you and your daughter the best of luck! My skinny minny daughter is already freaking out about body image. I think it’s in our DNA and I, unfortunately, passed it along to her. Ugh! Sounds like you’ve been through a lot. And a hysterectomy at such a young age is heartbreaking …

  3. says

    i keep seeing little green hairs growing all over you! well, well, sounds like you are on your way to looking hotter than ever!where do you buy chia seeds from, I am game for trying anything , if it works.

  4. says

    So, I’ve had chia seeds in smoothies before and the slimy seeds get in my mouth and I can’t get them out! But I’m going to buy some dang seeds and see if I can tolerate this. Because the recipe sounds tasty.

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