Spring’s Sprung: Basic Chia Pudding Recipe

The birds are chirping, trees are budding, and Mother Nature is at it again confusing us all. As I type this, outside my office window it is snowing on April 25, 2016. Maybe I jinxed us all by packing away all signs of winter in our home?

Although it is officially spring, we do know that spring weather has to come eventually, right?

Garden planning in under way, we have booked Ontario Parks camping sites, and I am planning summer camps and fun for the kids. Our bikes have been oiled, and the kids have had no shortage of driveway fun these last few weeks.

Kids playing on driveway, Driveway fun, Scooters on Driveway, Boys and toys

This spring our daughter also turned 10!

With this new chapter she is on the path to independence, I gave her a task this week, which she was excited and willing to take. It wasn’t too big, but she was grinning from ear to ear about it.

Basic Chia Pudding Made By Our Kids Tween

Once you have this basic Chia Pudding recipe down you can tweak and top it the way you like to. We multiply this basic recipe by four, feel free to double or triple as you require.

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  • 3 tbsp of organic Chia seeds
  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk – you can use coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk. Experiment and try making it with chocolate almond milk or vanilla almond milk for a change.

Mix the above ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Let it stand in the fridge for 40 minutes. Stirring it from time to time until it becomes thick.

Top your basic chia pudding recipe as you wish, here are some suggestions: shredded coconut, hemp hearts, maple syrup, honey, raisins, berries, sunflower seeds, walnuts, bananas, chocolate chips to name a few.

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Our kids joke that they could swim in chia pudding. They are always requesting that I make chia pudding for dessert and packed in their school lunches. Now that Miss C knows how to make it I am sure we will always have it on hand.

This Basic Chia Pudding recipe is: 

  • Rich in Fibers
  • Source of Omega-3
  • Source of Calcium
  • Easy to make
  • Kid approved
  • Flavored the way you like it
  • Travels well
  • Quick
  • Healthy snack

Spring is Allergy Season

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Spring is Time to Detox

During the spring I like to detox my home, why not detox your body?

Orange Naturals has a Liver Health tincture, which is packed with liver protecting herbs like milk thistle, burdock, dandelion and stinging nettle. Orange Naturals has all of your detoxification needs covered with all of these liver health products.


When the #ONatural newsletter lands in my inbox I get sweep away by the health tips, tricks, recipes that we health conscious Mama’s crave!

I know your busy, so am I! Heck, we all are running around like Crazy Mom Monsters at times. Orange Naturals has an excellent article on the #ONatural Blog that we can all learn a tip or two from – Portable Foods That Make Car Travel a Healthy Piece of Cake.

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    There’s no sign of spring here, though I guess +3C is a beginning hopefully the thermometer now keeps going up it’s been bitterly cold long enough for me.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Unfortunately we haven’t had any signs of Spring yet.

  3. This recipe sounds and looks so easy. I can’t wait to try it but I doubt my kids will eat it. I love tapioca pudding and it looks like the same consistency. Thanks!

  4. Rhonda W G. says:

    I am so going to make this pudding. All the possibilities to add to it and make it different is great…

  5. Darlene W says:

    have never tried Chia before, do you have to have a selective palette

  6. Monique L.S. says:

    I have recently purchased chia for the first time, and was looking for a good pudding recipe.

  7. spending as much time as possible outside planting the garden

  8. Betty S says:

    Spring puts a spring in our steps with the new flowers and colour in the world

  9. Caryn Coates says:

    Yay for gardening and spending time with my kids outside

  10. We’re spending as much time as possible outside planting the garden and playing. Allergies are a constant in our house so we try not and focus on them.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  11. We have allergies but are spending more time outside.

  12. Spring means getting outdoors as much as we can, enjoying the warm weather, stopping to smell the flowers, and watching everything come back to life.

  13. Allergies are in full force – but I love the warm sunshine.

  14. Wendy Jensen says:

    Now that Spring has sprung it means to me and my family that we will be barbequing more, going for walks and riding our bicycles. We always try to detox our bodies and to detox our home I open the windows for fresh air more with the better weather. Yes seasonal allergies have arrived.

  15. MOHAMMAD ANJUM says:

    LOVE GARDENING IN SPRING AND SUMMER

  16. heidi c. says:

    We are definitely starting to spend more time outside, which means an increase in activity level but also in my son’s and my allergies, unfortunately.

  17. Heidi C. says:

    Spring means more time outdoors and, in turn, bad allergies for my son and I. I would like to see if Orange Naturals’ Allergy Remedies would help us.

  18. Rhonda W G. says:

    Spring for us means lots of cleaning because things get tracked in…Going to garden centres and planting seeds. Allergies are a big factor!

  19. Diana Powell says:

    No more heavy winter jackets yay !! Love being able to take longer walks not being bogged down by snow or freezing temperatures.

  20. Tara Betterley says:

    Spring has sprung so that means we will be outside alot this summer while travelling with the trailer. We have seasonal allergies so, we should be prepared.

  21. I look forward to spring cleaning and to air out the house.

  22. Bobbi Jo Pentney says:

    The seasonal allergies have not arrived yet as it has been cooler, but I know its on its way.

  23. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    we are spring cleaning our whole house

  24. We are spending lots of time outside, jumping on the trampoline and playing with the dog. Surprisingly, none of us are really noticing our allergies yet.

  25. Bailey Dexter says:

    Yes, seasonal allergies have definitely arrived but that won’t stop us from heading outside and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine! We make our smoothies and away we go!

  26. sabina Edwards says:

    spring means I’m itching to get outside and start planting stuff, but its still cold out and I havent even cleaned up the yard from the neighbors leaves from all his trees (I won’t do it unless its nice out or my old bones scream the next day)

  27. Brenda Penton says:

    Unfortunately we haven’t had spring yet 🙂 but we do plan to get out more and be active once it gets nicer out.

  28. Angela Mitchell says:

    We`ve been getting out for walks and bike rides and have been doing some spring cleaning as well.

  29. Brandee H says:

    Spring for me means that we can come out of hibernation and start our road trips! Get outside, discover new parts of our city and be outside as much as possible!

  30. Leslie Crosbie says:

    After Manitoba’s cold winters are plans are just being outside!!
    Hopefully going camping and spending time at the park or beach!!

  31. Melinda Jana says:

    more hikes, more geocaches and more adventures. fingers crossed my allergies don’t kick in yet

  32. Spring means that seasonal allergies have indeed arrived at this house. We are planning to start making more smoothies with ingredients that will help us detoxify.

  33. I’m cleaning!!!!!! 🙂

  34. Cassie Fancy says:

    Now that spring has sprung we have started new project . Making flower pots plants flowers and veggies and doing some much needed spring cleaning . We all needed new bikes to help burn off the winter blues too

  35. Judy Cowan says:

    Spring means we move to our trailer until fall and spend a lot of time outside. Seasonal allergies have hit my hubby 🙁

  36. DORIS HUMBER says:

    It means we can get outside and enjoy mother nature. I love taking my dog for walks. There is something so refreshing about the outdoors…it rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul.

  37. Kim Tanti says:

    I am detoxing my body after cancer treatments. Also very buisy getting my home ready for bridal shower and family coming to stay so making a tone of food to have on hand. Our son is getting married and my family has to travel so my home will be filled with family.

  38. Spring has sprung means- Take out the bicycles, do more walking, and get outside more.

  39. Spring means that my winter is gone (insert sad face). I love winter. The cool, crisp air, the skates on the ice….
    But in Spring. My trees are budding. I love checking to see if they survived the winter! I dig trees out of ditches and bring them home. This year they all did, all 15 of them.

  40. Carol Denny says:

    Spring has sprung and we have seasonal allergies.We spend a lot of time in the outdoors.

  41. Slowly spending more time outside allergies sprung for some of us. Looking forward to warmer weather to do more activities outside.

  42. Silvia D says:

    We spend more time outside, going for walks admiring the colours of the plants and flowers, we hike and visit local lakes and rivers. and yes, allergies are upon us once again!

  43. Spring means many things for my family. My parents wedding anniversary, 3 birthdays to prepare for, spring cleaning, and yes….seasonal allergies.

  44. Love spending lots of time in the garden during the spring…..it’s also a great time of year for biking!

  45. A big spring clean and a spiritual detox! Thanks!

  46. Spring will bring getting outside, especially into my garden – which will also bring with it my allergies 🙂

  47. kathy downey says:

    Spring has sprung i hope,we are getting snow again today and its freezing.As soon as the snow is finished we will be planting a garden.We have no vacation plans for the summer and im not looking forward to seasonal allergies .

  48. Now that Spring has sprung, we spend a lot more time outdoors being active and appreciating nature.

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