Whenever a recipe that is labeled “healthy” many assume that it won’t taste good. At work when I sample out a new recipe or a new product I always get different reactions when I label things “healthy”. Try this new “healthy (insert recipe name)” – some run over and are intrigue and some scrunch up their noses and walk away.
Let me tell you about this “healthy” recipe I made today. The ingredients and nutrition facts of this recipe scream healthy, but the flavors and richness scream dessert! If you LOVE pumpkin pie, you’re going to LOVE this recipe.
Yesterday, on instagram I posted the picture below asking “Can you guess what I’m making?”
A few guessed pumpkin chia pudding. Meme actually made a really funny comment that her head was racing with pumpkin thoughts. I’m turning that into a hashtag #pumpkinthoughts
Pumpkin pie chia pudding was actually my original idea but I changed it to Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse because the cottage cheese whipped in with the rest of the ingredients created a smooth fluffy texture just like regular mousse.
You can enjoy this as a breakfast, snack, or dessert! I sprinkled a little cinnamon granola and a few cranberries on top.
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup pumpkin puree*
- ¾ cup cottage cheese
- 1.5 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- In a small bowl combine the chia seeds and water. Set aside for at least 20 minutes until it becomes thick. Stir occasionally to avoid clumps.
- Simply combine the chia seed mixture, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.