*Use a coffee grinder or high-speed blender (e.g., Vitamix, Blendtec) to grind your own chia seed. Add about 1/4 up whole chia seed and grind or blend for 15 to 30 seconds, or until ground into a fine powder. Measure off 1 tablespoon and reserve the remainder for another use.
**The prep time includes the 6 hours of refrigeration required to thicken the chia pudding. The recipe requires 30 minutes or less of active preparation.