Saturday, February 21, 2015

Vanilla-?-Berry Chia Seed Pudding for Either 4 or 5 Weight Watcher Points

This dessert and snack recipe can be either 4 or 5 Weight Watcher points depending on how many servings you divide it into....4 servings or 5 servings. I'll include the nutritional information and points for both options.

While you begin with a vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt, you can switch up the extrat Flavoring for a little hint of something else.  In the mood for more maple flavoring? How about coconut, almond, or extra vanilla?

You need a minimum of 8 hours to allow the chia seeds to set up in the yogurt-almond milk mixture, at which point it become a tapioca-like consistency.

Pudding Ingredients:

1 cup Vanilla-Flavored 100% NonFat Chobani Greek Yogurt
1 cup Vanilla-Flavored Blue Diamond Almond Milk
1 tsp. flavored extract (vanilla, maple, coconut, almond, etc.)
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. 100% Pure Maple Syrup

*1/4 cup chia seeds* 

*Mix above ingredients in bowl with wire whisk. Now whisk in 1/4 cup chia seeds. Allow to sit on counter until seeds begin to set up rather than sink. Once thickened to where seeds stay put, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Topping Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
4 tsp. or 1-1/3 Tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Mix topping ingredients into a bowl and allow to the syrup to break down the fruit somewhat creating juices for a couple of hours. Don't be afraid to try adding other berries into the mix, such as raspberries, as well. Just make sure to refigure your points! After dividing your pudding mixture up into either 4 or 5 equal servings, divide the nutty-fruit topping up accordingly and place on top. You can mix it all up together too!

Servings: 4
Points: 5 points each
Nutritional Information:  286.5 calories, 7 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 2.5 mg cholesterol, 68.25 mg sodium, 49.75 g carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 8.75 g protein

Servings: 5
Points: 4 points each
Nutritional Information: 229.2 calories, 5.5 total fat, 0.4 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 54.6 mg sodium, 39.8 g carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 7 g protein

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