Basic Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a revelation!  Chia seeds are incredible little superfood nutrition bombs, loaded with fiber, good fat, vitamins and minerals.  Native to Mexico, they were so prized by the Aztecs for their energy boosting properties that they were even used as currency.  Now,though they are a great example of something that is great for you and for your wallet.  I buy mine from the bulk bin at Whole Foods and one scoop lasts a long time because a few seeds go such a long way. 

You can eat them dry and sprinkled on top of oatmeal, yogurt or salad which is a good way to add crunch.  But, it is more fun to make them in to a pudding!  They can absorb up to 9 times their weight in liquid and when they do, they take on a wonderfully thick, almost gelatinous pudding-like consistency which can really fool your taste buds into thinking that you are eating something decadent and ‘naughty’.

I love to eat chia pudding for breakfast, perfect for a high fiber start to the day, keeps me full and there are so many different things that I can put with it that it never gets boring!  Best of all is that it only takes moments to pull together so it is perfect for people who are not at their best first thing in the morning (me included!)

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Chia pudding is a nutritious and versatile base to many a good breakfast, snack or dessert.
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Prep Time 3 mins
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Instructions
  1. Combine the chia seeds and milk in a bowl or mason jar.
  2. Place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. The seeds will absorb the milk and the mixture will thicken.
  3. Serve with fruit - banana, mango, any kind of berry, kiwi, chopped apple, toasted almonds, pecans, walnuts, fresh or dried coconut... ENDLESS possibilities!!
Recipe Notes
  • I like to use a mason jar for this recipe because that way you can make it, shake it and store in the same container - less mess, less stress!
  • I recommend stirring with a fork before serving because sometimes clumps can form and this will break them up.
  • You can add in 1/3 cup of dried unsweetened coconut at the start too.  It will soften up overnight and give your pudding a nice tropical twist!
  • If you are feeling fancy, you can mix your pudding with mashed fruit to change up the color, and have a fruity flavor carry through all of it.
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