Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

30th August 2018 0 By Zoe

Oh my goodness…why have I only just discovered this?? Or more accurately, why have I only just tried this?

I think I was scared before 😂 thinking it would have the horrible consistency of cold rice pudding 🤢 Let me assure you, it doesn’t and is so yummy 😋 

It’s so simple to make and can be made in batches to last you a few days too! Whip it up before you go to bed and you’ll have one delicious breakfast treat in the morning! It’s so good, I’ve even converted my cereal loving hubby, who now has a chia pudding instead of a bowl of sugary cereal to start his day!

There is a lot of information out there on the health benefits of chia seeds, but to summarise, they are cram packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, fiber,  Omega 3 fatty acids and anti oxidants.

Orignially from Mexico, these tiny seeds were valued for their medicinal purposes and nutritional benefits. They are great for your skin, digestive health, heart health, help treating diabetes, and have reported anti-cancer properties along with a host of other benefits. They can be eaten raw or soaked, but soaking them effectively sprouts them, making them more digestible and releases more of their nutrients.  Luckily this recipe calls for soaking them overnight, so you’ll be getting the most from your little seeds in the morning!

Chocolate Chia Pudding

1 & 1/2 cups dairy free milk of your choice

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup cacao powder

1 or 2 tbsp maple syrup accordingly to taste

optional…

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla essence

Place all ingredients into a jug or bowl and mix until well combined

Pour into bowls or glasses and place in the fridge over night.

The chia seeds absorb the liquid and swell over a few hours, and yes I admit they do somewhat resemble frogspawn…but they taste delicious and the consistency is way better than I expected!

Top with your choice of fresh fruit, or enjoy on its own!

Give it a go, you don’t know what you’ve been missing!

Blueberry Chia Pudding

1 cup non dairy milk

1/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1/3 cup chia seeds

1-2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla essence

Blend the blueberries and the milk together, then add the other ingredients. Mix thoroughly and pour into your glasses and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Top with fresh fruit, seeds, cacao nibs, whatever you fancy and enjoy 😊

Raspberry Chia Pudding

1/4 cup raspberries

1 cup non dairy milk

1/3 cup chia seeds

1-2 tbs maple syrup

Blend the raspberries and milk, then add the chia and maple and mix thoroughly…simple as that!

These are not only great for breakfast but also as a dessert or snack any time of day. Go for it, enjoy and let me know what you think! x

 

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