Sweet berries, creamy almond milk and filing chia seeds makes this beautiful concoction one that you will be excited to share! Chia Seed Pudding is one of those recipes you make when you’re bored with breakfast and need something filling, fun and satisfying!
Not only is this a delicious breakfast, but it also makes an amazing afternoon snack! It’s also whole foods, vegan, paleo and gluten-free!
Chia seeds have been having their moment for a while now. This superfood is packed with Omega 3’s and after throwing them in smoothies for about a year now, I have noticed a considerable improvement in my complexion!
But to be completely honest, I don’t like chia seeds on their own…until I tried chia seed pudding. Mixing it with a smoothie is genius and oh, so delicious!
Chia Seed Pudding Toppings
Fresh fruits are a reader favorite, so this recipe is designed for fruit lovers. However, there are so many ways to customize this recipe with your favorites.
Here are a few ideas to get your mind flowing!:
- Cocoa Powder
- Shredded Coconut
- Vanilla Extract
- Cocoa Nibs
- Fresh Fruits
- Acai Berries
- Cashew milk/Coconut Milk/Hemp Milk
- Sweetener of your choice – Honey, Maple Syrup, Dates
How To Make Chia Seed Pudding
The hardest part of making chia seed pudding is remembering to make it the night before!
Start by mixing the chia seeds, almond milk and honey (optional) in a Mason jar or glass container. Let it sit in the fridge for a few minutes, then come back and gently stir.
Place it in back in the fridge overnight.
The next morning, blend the fruits with almond milk and pour it over the top of the chia pudding.
Unlike other dishes like Overnight Oats, I recommend only making one serving per night. You could make enough for two days, but it will thicken up over two days and may need more milk added.
Do You Have To Soak Chia Seeds?
YES! And please don’t skip this. Chia seeds triple in size, or more, and you don’t want them doing that in your stomach.
There was a story of a man who swallowed a teaspoon of dry chia seeds and they got stuck in his throat, expanded and almost cut off his oxygen…that should be a lesson for all of us!
Besides, your stomach will be upset as the chia seeds expand, so just be sure to soak them first.
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- Honey, to taste (optional)
- 1 Cup Frozen Berries
- 3/4 Cup Almond Milk
- Mix the Chia Seeds with 1/2 Cup Almond Milk in a Mason jar or glass container and place in the fridge for a few minutes
- Mix well and place it back in the fridge overnight
- In the morning, blend the Frozen Fruits with 3/4 Cup Almond Milk and pour over the Chia Pudding.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 15gSugar: 35gProtein: 7g
Nutritional information was calculated automatically. Please verify accuracy