This quick and easy recipe blends quinoa and chia seeds for a protein-packed dessert or grab-and-go breakfast. This recipe uses kefir rather than milk for a probiotic boost and instead of refined sugar, this pudding relies on maple syrup for its sweetness. Prep time is minimal--just leave the mixture in the refrigerator overnight to firm up.

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020

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Ingredients

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  • Combine quinoa, kefir, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl or jar. Refrigerate overnight. To serve, top with berries and more chia, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 17.5g 35% DV; carbohydrates 62g 20% DV; dietary fiber 8.9g 36% DV; sugars 18.8g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 10.1mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1159IU 23% DV; vitamin c 0.6mg 1% DV; folate 109mcg 27% DV; calcium 374.4mg 37% DV; iron 3.7mg 20% DV; magnesium 180.7mg 65% DV; potassium 721.1mg 20% DV; sodium 96.7mg 4% DV; added sugar 8.2g.
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