This pumpkin spice chia pudding…

checks all the boxes…

pumpkin spice chia pudding

delicious…check!

quality protein…check!

healthy fat…check!

better skin, hair and nails…check!

festive, seasonal flavor…check!

Seriously, what’s not to like?  This stuff is amazing!  Here’s what I used…

Chia seeds are a great plant based source of essential fatty acids and contain plenty of fiber. They contain antioxidants that are important for the health of your skin.  Chia is also what thickens the pudding.

Cashew milk was my liquid of choice, but feel free the use whatever nut or coconut milk you have on hand.  I really like Elmhurst brand for the clean ingredients and creamy taste.  I look for nut milks with as few ingredients as possible.

Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel from Primal Kitchen Foods adds additional protein and flavor.  The collagen helps to firm the skin and strengthen hair and nails,  Since it’s sweetened with monk fruit extract there is no sugar in this pudding except for whatever is found in the nut milk and pumpkin.

Canned pumpkin is a good source of vitamins A and K as well as magnesium and potassium.  Pumpkin is a winter squash and contains a fair amount of carbs and natural sugar, but since you’re only using a little bit in this pudding it’s nothing to worry about, even if you’re keto.  And I had no problem finding organic pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie spice is what gives this the classic fall flavor.  Last year I made my own pumpkin pie spice mix from organic spices.  This year I took the lazy girl’s way out and just bought the pumpkin pie spice.  It’s not organic.  I’m not perfect.  Sorry, not sorry.

By the way, just because this is a pudding doesn’t mean it’s only a dessert.  It’s more like a meal.  And you could totally get creative and top it with nuts, fruit or whatever you like.  I just didn’t get that creative.

This is seriously too easy…just throw everything together with a whisk or the blender.

Measurements given are for one very filling serving…can totally be doubled, tripled, whatever!

happy, healthy and hot pumpkin spice chia pudding

three tablespoons chia seeds

one cup nut milk of choice

two scoops Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel

two tablespoons canned pumpkin

pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Combine everything in a small bowl, pour into serving dish and chill in fridge for at least fifteen minutes.

Can also be combined in the blender for a smoother pudding.

Can this pumpkin spice pudding help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Most definitely!

You’ll be happy enjoying a delicious, seasonal treat made from super healthy ingredients.  And the gorgeous skin, hair and nails that result are very hot!

SHOP THE POST:

Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel from Primal Kitchen Foods   use my code HAPPYHEALTHYANDHOT to save 10%

Thrive Market  great place for chia seeds and other happy, healthy and hot essentials

 

 

 

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