Cooking with Chia?

Green Smoothie Chia Pudding



  • 2 cups kale (or other greens) 
  • 1 cup non dairy milk 
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 large dates
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)


Step One

This one is really easy. In your blender, combine the kale, non-dairy milk, chia seeds, vanilla, lemon juice, pitted dates, rolled oats, banana (fresh or frozen), and some optional maca powder (for an energy boost). Blend until smooth.

Step Two

As mentioned, because we're blending the chia seeds (and also adding a little rolled oats) our pudding will have the right consistency straight out of the blender. However, the chia seeds will gelatinize and thicken even more over time. If you can, refrigerate for 10-15 minutes for best results. However, because we're dealing with blended fresh greens, it's best served within an hour.

By Andrew Olson