Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding #SundaySupper

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding

I caved. I am the proud new owner of a Netflix subscription. I’ve debated the issue for awhile now with everyone talking about House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Finally one night when I didn’t have anything to watch and didn’t want to start a movie, I signed up for my free trial, knowing once that happened and I began watching the shows, I would be hooked forever.

It’s not as though I don’t have enough summer TV to watch. The days of repeats and boring specials are gone. My nights are filled with Rookie Blue, Suits, Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, Masterchef, Big Brother, Perception, and more. Sometimes I think I have more summer shows than fall ones! But those few moments of wanting something new and exciting to watch led me to figure out how to sign up for my Netflix trial, activate it on my TiVo, and put some shows in My List, all without leaving the comfort of my couch.

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding

It seems Netflix doesn’t have much to offer in terms of movies, particularly new ones, meaning my OnDemand addiction isn’t likely to go anywhere, but that’s okay because within a few moments of having Orange is the New Black on my TV, and getting used to occasional pauses for “Retrieving” I was hooked. I finished season 1 and am now working my way through House of Cards season 1, trying to spread out the awesomeness. I also plan on working my way through Breaking Bad and Dexter. How did I miss out on Netflix this long?

In between all my Netflix viewing, I have definitely been enjoying the summer weather and summer foods. I love lighter, more refreshing foods that are often served cold in the summer, which is a good thing, as this week’s Sunday Supper is all about foods served chilled. While I still love a nice, hot bowl of oatmeal in the mornings, sometimes I crave something nice and cool. That’s why I’ve recently become obsessed with Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding.

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding

It is so easy to make and best served straight from the refrigerator. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, but the texture is rather comforting, quite creamy and smooth. The chia seeds don’t really stand out but are packing a stealthy nutritional punch. Vanilla bean paste is the secret ingredient that offers a pleasant scent and even better flavor. To further celebrate summer, I like topping it with fresh berries. If you’re looking for a light, healthy dessert, this would also fit the bill and keep you cool!  Regardless this is one tasty treat that also happens to be easy to make, healthy, gluten free, and vegan.  If I make this more, I’ll have plenty of time to watch Netflix!

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Bean Chia Seed Pudding #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

2 cups milk (I used almond, use what you love)

¼ cup chia seeds

1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

Instructions

In a medium bowl stir together milk, chia seeds, and vanilla bean paste until well combined. Refrigerate for about 12 hours, stirring once during the process. I prefer the flavor when I leave the pudding uncovered, but you may cover it with plastic wrap. Serve cold with fresh fruit.

Notes

Additional chilling time is necessary

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Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!

Brisk Beverages

Chilled Starters

Snappy Salads and Sides

Refreshing Main Dishes

Cool Confections

 

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Comments

  1. I’ve been meaning to make this type of pudding for months now. It looks so healthy! I got a Scandal overdose when I signed up for netflix a month ago, lol.

  2. Jessica says:

    Wow, this does sound super easy to make! The pictures, as always, are great.

  3. You need to start watching House of Cards immediately!!! It is one of my top 2 favorite shows of all time. Just be prepared to get hooked on it big time. Carve out 2 days and just have a marathon to get caught up in the 2 seasons 🙂

    • Laura says:

      I’m on episode 4 now and loving it! It builds in intensity and interest and totally has me hooked.

  4. Netflix is so so addicting!! I’m surprised you can hold on and not binge watch house of cards lol! I’m currently hooked on homeland but that’s not on Netflix but on show time and it’s my summer addiction. I love chia pudding as breakfast. Always so filling!!

    • Laura says:

      Love Homeland! I don’t like binging that much. I’d prefer to watch all different shows and slowly work my way through. Plus, I feel like I don’t have enough time to binge watch!

  5. I really have to watch Orange is the New Black… But, what a great pudding. I love Chia! Mmm

  6. Ah Netflix! It’s great for working your way through those tv shows without interruptions! Your recipe looks so easy and delicious too! I love how healthy it is and sneaking in those seeds is a great idea!!

  7. I have some chia seeds so I need to give this a try.

  8. Debbie Eccard says:

    This looks really easy and good! I just bought wheat germ as it is supposed to be really good for you but I didn’t think about Chia seeds.

  9. Congrats on the Netflix subscription! You will love it – they also have a great selection of esoteric foreign films and cooking movies! I’ve not had chia before and have been feeling a little left out, maybe your pudding is the perfect way to conquer my Chia seed fear….

  10. Monet says:

    We are actually watching Orange is the New Black right now! Love Netflix and all those shows. I always love the look and sound of this pudding!

  11. This is the perfect breakfast!! I love eating cool breakfasts during the summer. My husband and I have thought about getting Netflix…we are probably going to cave soon, too!

  12. Roz says:

    Mmmmm, adding chia seeds to pudding with beautiful blueberries spells health and yumminess in one bowl!
    Roz

  13. I have had Netflix for awhile but I *just* discovered House of Cards this weekend! Can we say hooked? Someone get the needle out of my arm… Such a good show!

    Thank you for posting this, I actually bought chia seeds a few weeks ago but have no idea what to do with them besides put them in a breakfast smoothie. Now I know!

  14. Amazing how popular chia seeds have become.
    I have had some in a smoothie, but haven’t done a pudding yet.

  15. Shaina says:

    I just started watching Orange is the New Black, so good!!! Maybe next time I binge-watch I’ll make this chia seed pudding to snack on 🙂

  16. I’ve never made chia pudding before but have been wanting to. I even just bought the package of seeds. This looks delicious!

  17. Yes! Netflix is awesome. For years I got the DVDs in the mail and would religiously watch them and send them back immediately for a new one. Now I kind of go on and off with the streaming subscription. Definitely ON when House of Cards has a new season!

    This dish is perfect for summer chilling! I haven’t tried cooking very much with chia seeds yet, but I’m very tempted to give them a try soon.

  18. I need to start making chia desserts.. I’ve been seeing it all over and never gave it a try. This pudding looks wonderful.

  19. Tara says:

    How did we live without Netflix before? What an amazing looking dessert, perfect for chillin’ on a summer day!!

  20. I really need to get on the chia seed bandwagon — this looks so good! We get the Netflix movies (through the mail) but thus far have resisted signing up for their streaming service. Resistance probably is futile, though. 😉

  21. I’ve been wanting to try a chia seed pudding for a while now, it looks incredibly beautiful with the blueberries!

  22. What a wonderful pudding! Delicious!

  23. Alice says:

    love Netflix & love pudding! score!!!

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