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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

394 calories; total fat 8.7g 13% DV; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 10mg 3% DV; sodium 97mg 4% DV; potassium 721mg 20% DV; carbohydrates 62g 20% DV; fiber 8.9g 36% DV; sugar 19g; protein 17.5g 35% DV; exchange other carbs 4; vitamin a iu 1159IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 109mcg; calcium 374mg; iron 4mg; magnesium 181mg; added sugar 8g.