Is there any child in the world that doesn’t love creamsicles? Or orange soda? I was wayyyy into that stuff as a kid. And I still love the flavor of it, although the sugar gives me a headache. I haven’t had anything creamsicle flavored in so long that I nearly forgot it was a thing. BUT THEN I was watching some baking competition with children, and one of the kiddos made a creamsicle flavored macaroon. And I was like (!!!!!!!!!!) I gotta make something creamsicle flavored PRONTO! And then it came to me… orange creamsicle chia seed pudding. It really does taste like the real thing, except its 100 times healthier, and so so easy to make.
Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 cup non dairy milk
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (sub honey or agave)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
- Orange slices
- Put all ingredients into a jar or bowl, and shake or stir until the ingredients are well combined.
- Once combined, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Take out the pudding and shake or stir again, then return the mixture to the refrigerator for 3-5 more hours (or overnight.)
- When ready to eat, top the pudding with orange slices and EAT UP.
If you’ve never made chia seed pudding, don’t worry. It’s literally the easiest thing on the planet to make. All you do is put stuff in a bowl or a jar and stir/shake it. Then you refrigerate it. Literally that’s all you do. The chia seeds do their magic, and you just get to enjoy the final product. If you have never eaten chia seed pudding, it has a funky texture. A little slimy, a little crunchy, but overall very delicious. Plus chia seeds have tons of benefits! They are packed with fiber which will help with digestion, they are full of antioxidants which can help clear your skin, and they have tons of omega 3s so they help your heart. They are a superfood ’cause they’re super good for you. So if you have never tried them before, now is your time. And if you have tried them before – it’s time to take it to the next level… CREAMSICLE STYLE. Boom.