It’s still raining here and that’s okay, we still need it and have plenty of holiday cheer inside.
But Miko is still not happy about the rain, he’d like more active walks and is ready to party in the evenings!
I went to a work party/brunch potluck today. I know, brunch. Why brunch? An awkward time to stuff on indulgent food between breakfast and lunch … on a work day. It wasn’t my idea. And the menu needed to be breakfast themed, lots of bacon this and egg that showing up on the signup sheet. What could a vegan bring that wouldn’t contribute to the damage of the other foods and wouldn’t be too expensive? Chia seed pudding!
I picked up a huge jar of chai tea seasoning at VegFest awhile back and have not been doing much with it until I discovered that pinches of it are great blended into smoothies. It’s also great in chia seed pudding and added a fun, festive holiday flare to this massive recipe serving 16.
Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding
- 8 cups of sweetened vanilla almond milk (or coconut milk or soy milk)
- 2 cups of chia seeds
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 2 tsp. chai tea seasoning
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Place almond milk, chai tea seasoning, agave nectar, and salt into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture, may need to blend in two batches depending on blender size. Add chia seeds to blender and blend on lowest speed to mix, but not puree the chia seeds. Pour mixture into a large bowl and place in fridge to chill overnight stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy! Makes 16 servings.
I used organic vanilla agave nectar, but plain is fine too.
I mixed this massive amount in a large bowl to chill overnight. And added a calendar reminder to pack it this morning!
I took it in a large, glass casserole dish with a sealing rubber lid.
And had a pretty and colorful brunch plate at the party with the pudding, fruit, fruit salad, and salad – it was the healthiest and most colorful plate there which many co-workers told me while loading up on the not-so-healthy stuff.
The pudding came out great, nice texture with a slightly spicy and sweet vanilla chai flavor, very tasty and fun for a healthy holiday treat.
And overall well received by my co-workers, more tried it than I thought would and liked it, complimented me on the texture and flavor. Consider this simple and not too pricey recipe if you need a hearty vegan option for your potluck.