Favorite green chia seed pudding

From The Great Uncooking

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This is recipe that made me come to love chia seed pudding. I have tried it before, and was not impressed – it wasn’t at all like traditional pudding! But if you think of it as a healthy snack that is pudding-like in consistency, then you might be more open to it. I love making this snack in colder months, as it tastes fresh and summery, but uses ingredients that are easy to find any time of year. It is one of Myla’s (almost three years old now, where did the time go?!) favorite snacks, in fact, I was barely able to take these pictures before she saw what it was, grabbed a spoon, and ate it all. We especially love this as an afternoon or before bed treat. It’s easy to put together in the morning and have it ready for lunch or snack. I often double this recipe, because we eat so much of it at once. It does brown a bit on top due to the avocado, but I just mix it in and keep on eatin.

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Ingredients

1/2 avocado

Juice from 1-2 oranges (1 large or 2 small)

1 banana

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions

Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender. Pour into a bowl or jar and stir in chia seeds (my blender gets full of seeds if you add them, and that is not fun to clean). Pour into individual cups or a mason jar and seal (use Saran Wrap or something with a lid). Place in the refrigerator and let sit for at least 30 minutes, so the chia seeds absorb the liquid. Keep in the refrigerator. Best if eaten the day it is made.