Chia seed pudding
This delicious and healthy chia seed pudding is packed with protein, omega-3, antioxidants and calcium. This is a winner in my house because it only needs around 5 minutes preparation time and there are so many variations that it never gets boring.
Personally I love the basic vanilla chia seed pudding, but if vanilla isn’t your thing, here are some great flavour options you can try.
- Chocolate: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the blended version of this recipe and/or add chocolate flavoured stevia
- Strawberry: Add 1/2 cup fresh strawberries to the blended recipe or blend fresh strawberries into a juice and use as part of the liquid in the whole chia seed recipe
- Raspberry: Add 1/2 cup fresh raspberries to the blended recipe or blend fresh raspberries into a juice and use as part of the liquid in the whole chia seed recipe
- Pecan Pie: Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder to the base recipe and an optional 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Mix 1/2 cup of chopped toasted pecans into the finished pudding.
- 2 cups coconut milk (homemade or natural)
- ½ cup Chia Seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (or less) maple syrup (or sub any sweetener)
- Optional: ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- For Blended/Smooth Version: Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth.
- For Whole Chia Seed Version: Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender until smooth (including any added flavours, fruits or chocolate). Whisk in chia seeds.
- Pour mixture into a jar or glass container and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel. I prefer to make this at night to have ready for a fast breakfast the next day. It is also great to make in the morning for a delicious pre-made dessert at night.