Chia seed pudding

by | Mar 18, 2016 | Desserts | 2 comments

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.

Ingredients:

Serves 4

  • 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

Method:

  1. For Blended/Smooth Version: Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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