Chia seeds are packed with a laundry list of health benefits, and when soaked in liquid they expand to more than four times their original size, giving them a tapioca-like consistency. Yum! Whether you’re trying chia pudding for the first time or are already as addicted to it, add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your next batch for a great fall variation. Throw in a few spices, and it’s a perfect healthy substitute for pumpkin pie! (Well, almost.)


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond or skim milk
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.