July Fourth is just around the corner (how? Time is moving too fast), and everything, from our mani-pedis to our desserts, is turning red, white, and blue. But before you reach for the food coloring, how about whipping up an ultra-healthy and naturally patriotic chia pudding? It will satisfy your craving for something sweet, but it’s totally vegan and won’t fill you with empty calories. What’s more, it’s super-simple to prepare, and is the perfect festive treat for your holiday picnic.

This 4th of July chia pudding is as patriotic as it is healthy!

Ingredients:

Makes four

  • 5-6 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups coconut yogurt (or Greek yogurt if not vegan)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
4th of July chia puddings

Instructions:

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a large jar and add the chia seeds. Stir to combine and add the yogurt.
  2. Stir very thoroughly, as the chia seeds tend to form clumps, which is a big no-no! You might also want to give the jar a good shake.
  3. Seal the jar and chill in the fridge for a minimum of four hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Place the raspberries and agave syrup in a bowl and mash lightly.
  5. Stir the chilled chia pudding, then add an even layer in little glasses. A jar funnel will help keep things neat!
  6. Add a layer of the raspberries and spoon some more chia pudding over them.
  7. Top with fresh blueberries and serve immediately.
4th of July chia puddings

Pour the coconut milk into a large jar and add the chia seeds. Stir to combine. Add the yogurt.

4th of July chia puddings

Stir very thoroughly, as the chia seeds tend to form clumps, which is a big no-no! You might also want to give the jar a good shake.

Seal the jar and chill in the fridge for a minimum of four hours, preferably overnight.

4th of July chia puddings

Place the raspberries and agave syrup in a bowl and mash lightly.

4th of July chia puddings

Stir the chilled chia pudding, then add an even layer in little glasses. A jar funnel will help keep things neat!

4th of July chia puddings

Add a layer of the raspberries and spoon some more chia pudding over them. Top with fresh blueberries and serve immediately.

Happy Independence Day!

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