This Berry Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious, sugar-free desert that your entire family will be sure to love! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, divided
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup dried coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, puree 1 cup of berries with coconut milk until smooth.

  2. Pour the berry mixture into the bowl. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon and chia seeds. Stir to combine.

  3. Seal in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight. This mixture will become thicker and pudding-like.

  4. When the mixture is ready, stir it. Divide it into four small bowls and top with coconut, hemp seeds, walnuts, and remaining berries. Serve chilled.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat:11 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Protein: 9 g

Recipe from the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Nadia Kravchuk, DNP, FNP-C

Nadia is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She offers functional pediatric primary care, including well-child checks and acute visits, in the Pediatric Department of the Functional Medicine of Idaho Meridian Wellness Center.

Nadia and her family immigrated to the United States in 1989 where they first settled in Oregon and then moved to Idaho in 2001. Complementary medicine practices were embedded into her lifestyle at a young age, and she has implemented these principles into her conventional medicine practice throughout her career. She has more than 15 years experience in a variety of medical environments, including emergency room, intensive care unit, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, and aesthetics.

Nadia joined Functional Medicine of Idaho so that she can combine functional principles with the foundations of conventional medicine to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. As an avid gardener, beekeeper, and sustainable living enthusiast, she understands the importance and role of optimizing nutrition, sleep, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. She has a passion for pediatric functional medicine and understands that early recognition and interventions can correct imbalances, prevent chronic illness, and improve overall outcomes for children.

Nadia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northwest Nazarene University. She earned both her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice through Frontier Nursing University. In 2017, she was the recipient of the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award. She is currently working towards her certification with The Institute for Functional Medicine. Outside of work, you will find Nadia working on her urban homestead, hiking, foraging, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband and her dog, Wolfy. She is also fluent in both English and Russian.