Chia seeds are one of my favorite superfoods!
These tiny black seeds are nutritionally mighty. They’re a complete plant-based protein, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and loaded with fiber.
They offer 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 5 times more calcium than milk and 7 times more vitamin C than an orange.
AND if that weren’t enough, they’re packed with good-for-you minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.
It’s easy to add chia seeds to your diet because they’re virtually tasteless (add them to your salad or sprinkle them on your quinoa bowl), and when they’re combined with a liquid they transform into a really cool gelatinous texture – giving your smoothie or overnight oats a thick and creamy consistency.
That brings me to this…
Decadent chia pudding.
Chia pudding is so good for you and once you make the base (with just TWO ingredients, chia seeds and almond milk) you can add in any flavors you like (think vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, pumpkin or berry) to create a healthy and delicious pudding that can be eaten for breakfast or dessert.
Wanna know the best part?
This pudding takes exactly 3 minutes to prep! So you can whip it up before bed and when you wake up in the morning just stir, scoop, top and enjoy!
BASIC CHIA PUDDING
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (coconut or hemp milk also work great!)
½ cup chia seeds
1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey, to taste (sweetener is optional)
- Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
- Stir after a few minutes, then allow the pudding to chill for an additional 3 hours or overnight.
- Stir again before serving and top with your favorite toppings.
Dried fruit (goji berries, mulberries, cranberries, golden raisins, chopped dates)
Nut or Seed butter
Sprinkle of cacao powder or dark chocolate chips
Drizzle of honey or maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
Note: This pudding can keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
If the consistency becomes too thick you can add a little more almond milk. If it’s too thin stir in a few more chia seeds.
If you want an extra creamy texture, add your chilled chia pudding to a blender and blend on high until well combined and extra smooth!
Ok…time to dig in!
And after you do, I’d love to know what you think.
Conversation sparks inspiration so I’ll CHIA in the comments below! 😉