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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

We know Fall hasn’t technically started yet but the team at Nature’s Flavors is ready! We’re kicking off our fall recipes with this fiber rich Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding! Chia seeds are amazing for your body and they make a delicious pudding. We used our Pumpkin Pie Flavor Concentrate to give it that autumn feel. Let’s begin!

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Recipe Breakdown

We’ll begin with 2 ½ cups of of milk. We used almond milk but feel free to use any milk or milk alternative you’d like. Soy, rice, hemp, oat, banana, the possibilities are endless! We found that using 2 ½ cups of almond milk gave us the best consistency in the end.

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We then added ½ cup of chia seeds into the almond milk. Remember to stir using a whisk! You want to make sure that the chia seeds are fully incorporated into the milk.

chia seeds being poured into a mixing bowl

After you’ve mixed the milk and chia seeds together, add in ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Pumpkin Pie concentrate. A little goes a VERY long way! We recommend starting with smaller quantities because you can always add more.

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Resist the urge to add more!

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We also added ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Vanilla Extract to our chia pudding. The same rule applies here, a little goes a long way!

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We offer many types of vanilla extracts, oils, and concentrates! You can find more of them here!

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Mix, mix, mix!

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Once you’ve mixed all of your ingredients together, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to set. Allow the chia seeds to soak for 4-5 hours. It’s crucial you use a sweetener with this recipe because the sweetener is what will tie all of these delicious flavors together. We used agave but you can use any sweetener you’d like!

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We added cinnamon to our pumpkin pie chia pudding because we love the flavors of autumn. You can use as much as you’d like, it’s really about preference.

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Mix it all together!

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We hope you enjoyed this pumpkin pie chia pudding!

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That’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed our first fall recipe of 2020! We cannot wait to bring you more fall inspired recipes. If there’s something you’d like us to make, feel free to reach out to us. We hope to hear from you!

pumpkin pie chia pudding in a white bowl

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

The perfect fall breakfast, Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding! It’s not only delicious but healthy and easy to make too!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Refrigerator
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 ½ cups of almond milk. You can use any milk you’d like. 
  • Next, add in ½ cup of chia seeds and mix. 
  • Add ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Organic Pumpkin Pie Extract and ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract. Mix well. 
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the chia pudding to set for 4-5 hours. 
  • Add in 3-5 tablespoons of your preferred sweetener. 
  • Top it off with cinnamon if you’d like! Enjoy!

Notes

  • You don’t have to use almond milk, you can use any type of milk you’d like.
  • Don’t go over ½ teaspoon of flavoring!
  • Cinnamon is not required but it sure makes a difference and gives you those fall feels.
Keyword all natural, autumn, breakfast, chia, easy, fall, pie, pudding, pumpkin, vanilla
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Healthy Banana Milk Recipe

Are you bananas about bananas? We are! Milk alternatives have gained popularity lately. In fact, we wrote an entire article about all the different types of milk alternatives. When we heard about banana milk, we were all over it! It’s nut free and dairy free so it’s perfect for those of you with allergies. It requires three ingredients and will probably take about two minutes to prepare. Let’s jump into this healthy banana milk recipe!

Banana Milk

Tools

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Freezer
  • Serving glass
Banana Milk

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Before making the banana milk, you want to make sure that the banana is frozen. This will ensure that you have cold banana milk! We recommend leaving the banana in the freezer for about an hour or so.
  2. Place the bananas, water, and Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract in a blender. Blend for one minute.
  3. We hope you enjoyed this healthy banana milk recipe!
Banana Milk

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What Are The Healthiest Milk Alternatives?

Do you love milk but can’t consume it due to dietary restrictions? Here is a rundown of the key points of the most popular non-dairy milk alternatives. Based on your needs and preferences, you can decide for yourself which milk alternatives will best suit your healthy lifestyle.

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How are milk alternatives made?

Most non-dairy milk alternatives are created by blending the primary ingredient with water. The mixture of these two ingredients are strained to create the milk. Additives may be combined in order to aid flavor, create texture, or prevent separation from occurring in these milk alternatives. Several store bought varieties contain added nutrients and fortified minerals as well.

What are the most popular milk alternatives?

You can find banana, cashew, rice, walnut and wide variety of other milk alternatives in the market. However, here is a list of some of the most popular milk alternatives.

Almond Milk

Almond milk is low in calories, fat and cholesterol compared to dairy milk. It also is enriched with vitamin A, D and calcium. However, almond milk consists of very little protein, people with a nut allergy can’t utilize this milk substitute, and it doesn’t blend well with hot beverages. Lastly, it takes about a gallon of water to produce a single almond, therefore it causes an environmental concern.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk has become very popular amongst consumers. It is loaded with healthy fat and may be fortified with vitamin A, D and calcium. Coconut milk works great with sweets including beverages such as smoothies. Negative aspects include being high in saturated fat and the lack of protein content.

Hemp Milk

Hemp milk naturally contains more calcium than dairy milk! Additionally, it has the health benefits of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which promotes heart and brain health. Hemp milk is low in saturated fats, free from cholesterol and allergen free which makes it a great milk alternative. However, a glass of hemp milk contains a low amount of protein compared to others.

Oat Milk

Oat milk is a good source of fiber and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. Compared to dairy milk and milk alternatives, oat milk tends to be higher in calories. It has a pleasant taste and good consistency. Oats are naturally gluten-free. However, they may not suitable for people for who have a gluten sensitivity because they may become cross contaminated in a facility that processes other grains that contain gluten.

Soy Milk

Soy milk has a high protein content that can compare to cow’s milk. It contains a good source of vitamin A, B-12, and D. Soy milk is very low in saturated fat and is a good source of calcium. On the other hand, soy milk can be heavily processed and genetically modified. Some people aren’t fond of the taste or they have an allergy to it.

Which milk alternative is the healthiest?

The healthiest non-dairy milk alternative ultimately comes down to which one you like the best! Depending on your preferences and health goals, you don’t have to stick to just one milk alternative. Feel free to choose a variety based on the application it’ll be used for. For instance, some are great for baking or to generate milk froth for coffee, while others completely change the flavor profile of your favorite foods. Regardless of which milk alternative you favor, you can count on the fact that plant-based milks are on the rise.

More health and wellness articles to consider:

Food Trends 2020
Avocados & Your Health
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