Chia pudding, if you aren’t already obsessed with it, is about to become your new favorite obsession. It makes for a great breakfast, snack, or even light lunch. The reason that chia pudding makes for a great breakfast option is because you can make it at night, place it in the fridge, and have it ready to go in the morning. Grab it out of the fridge in the morning and enjoy immediately. Top the pudding with some fresh fruit and you are good to go. You can even take it on-the-go and enjoy it on your way to work!
This is a very simple chia pudding recipe that only contains four simple ingredients. After you whisk the ingredients together, or shake them up in a jar, place the jar in the fridge and allow about six to eight hours for the chia pudding to set. Chia pudding has a very similar texture to tapioca, as the seeds absorb the liquid and become gelatinous. Now, if you want to enjoy the chia pudding immediately, you can add all of the ingredients to a blender and blitz until it resembles a thicker pudding.
The great thing about chia seeds is that they are rich in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. While they don’t contain all the essential omegas, like EPA or DHA, they provide a good dose of others at five grams. All of their fiber can help aid digestion and elimination. The fiber also gives you sustained energy and helps balance blood sugar levels. Like we said at the beginning, if you don’t already love chia pudding, you will now!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 2 c homemade almond milk
- 1/2 c chia seeds
- 2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp. grade A maple syrup
- mixed berries (optional topping)
- Add all of the ingredients to a large jar or bowl and shake or whisk to combine. It is crucial to mix the chia seeds because you don\'t want them to clump. In fact, you may want to slowly pour them into the liquid while whisking, provided you are using a bowl.
- Once you thoroughly mix the ingredients, you can divide the mixture into two or four separate containers. It yields a little over two cups and will be ready in about six hours after refrigeration.
- When you remove the chia pudding from the fridge, you can top it with some fresh mixed berries or bananas. You can even drizzle a little raw almond butter on top of the pudding.
- Chia pudding will keep fresh in airtight jars/containers in the fridge for about four to five days.