Counting Sheep Chia Cherry Pudding.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 13, 2020

This quick fixx Chia Pudding is a healthy bedtime snack, chia seeds are tiny bundles of the amino acid tryptophan which raises melatonin and serotonin levels which support stable sleep, PLUS they’re loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • 5 mins

    5 mins

  • Yields: Serves 2 sleepy souls.

Ingredients

Chia Pudding Layer.

4 tablespoon chia seeds

1 cup coconut or almond milk, add more if you like (rich in magnesium, promotes sleep & muscle relaxation)

½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground (best spice for sleep)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (DIY vanilla recipe also follows)

2 teaspoons raw, unpasteurized honey (allows tryptophan to enter the brain more easily)

Sliced cherries for topping, fresh or frozen (sour cherries contain melatonin which promotes sleep)

Cherry Puree Layer.

1 cup cherries

2 teaspoons chia seeds

½ teaspoon raw, unpasteurized honey, to taste

A splash of love

Method

Chia Pudding Layer.

Pour ingredients into a mason jar and mix well. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then mix again very well until you see no clumping. Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.

Cherry Puree Layer.

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Spoon into the bottom of 2 small mason jars (set aside ¼ cup), refrigerate to set.

Assemble Pudding.

When you're ready to eat (before bed), top cherry puree layer in mason jars with chia pudding layer then top with ¼ cup cherry puree layer, ending with cherry slices! Enjoy cold! Nighty night!

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