How to Make One Step Healthy Chia Pudding

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How to Make One Step Healthy Chia Pudding. Chia Seeds are all the rage, daahhling, these days. Little wonder, they are quite the little powerhouse and versatile too. Great sprinkled on salads, they have a similar texture to poppy seeds with a delightful nutty flavour. Read on to learn how to make my one step healthy chia pudding.

But mixing them with a liquid is when you really get to see what the Chia Seed can do. You see, the Chia Seed, when wet, is inclined to become mucilaginous. That’s not a very nice word is it? But to vegans who need replacement thickeners or egg substitutes, this is a very handy property indeed.

The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

What of the health benefits? Chia (or Salvia Hispanica, so named because of the region it grows in) means “oily” in Nahuatl, but this is really an understatement. Chia Seeds are high in Omega 3 and 6, which is fantastic for vegans as we no longer eat fish, and Omega 6 is great for a healthy heart.

How to Make One Step Healthy Chia Pudding

Studies are currently being conducted using Chia as a way of controlling blood sugar, they are high in fibre and full of minerals that may be missing in a vegan’s daily diet.

How to Serve Chia Seeds

So, that should be reason enough to think about adding Chia to your daily diet but how do you eat them? I stir them into my morning oatmeal, or blend them into a smoothie. I’ve also sprinkled them on avocado toast. My favourite way to eat them though is to make a Chia Pudding. There are so many ways to serve it, but we think it’s best with some coconut milk, desiccated coconut and a dash of Maple Syrup and then top it with your favourite smoothie.

A jar of chia pudding

Oh, and it’s a breeze to make; you just require an element of patience. It needs to thicken overnight in the fridge. Note: just for fun I added a little food colouring to make them look cool! This is optional and adds no nutritional content, but does feed the eyes!

A jar of Chia Pudding

One Step Chia Pudding

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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Easy Vegan Breakfast
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Coconut Milk not from a can
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Maple or Agave Syrup to taste you can omit the sweetener altogether
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • In a small jar or vessel of your choice, whisk together all the ingredients for the Chia Pudding and refrigerate.
  • If you use a jar with a lid, you can give the jar a good shake every so often. If not, just give it a vigorous whisk every so often.
  • This helps the seeds to release their unique texture.
  • Leave overnight or several hours.
  • When ready to serve, top with granola, chopped fruit, yogurt, dessicated coconut, seeds: the options are limitless!

Want More Chia Pudding or Breakfast Ideas?

And if you want more Chia recipes, Andianne over at andianne.com has 6 more amazing ideas for you!

How to Make Easy Chia Pudding

Click here for more Sweeter Than Oats breakfast ideas.

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  1. This looks amazing!

  2. Jahma Levi says:

    Love chia and this recipe looks great, thanks!

  3. Stunning! Love how simple this is!

  4. Love chia seeds! Thanks for the recipe !

  5. Yesss! Love this! Looks good! Can’t wait to try it

  6. Love this recipe, can’t wait to try!

  7. So quick and easy and I love all the benefits of chia seeds!

  8. Such an easy recipe, I love that chia seeds offer so many flavour combinations!

  9. I love chia seeds and these look fabulous!!!! Yummy all the way!

  10. Hanaa Malik says:

    These look so good – will definitely be trying!

  11. Love Chia Pudding. They are so effortless and yet so beautiful and tasty to make

  12. I’ve never had Chia Pudding. Your pictures look so good, I’ll have to make some.

  13. Kirby Jeanne says:

    I love chia seeds, especially chia pudding 😀

  14. I used to put chia seeds in my oatmeal but haven’t done that in a while. I have never tried chia pudding but this looks amazing.

  15. I love chia. I make something similar to that.

  16. Yum, this sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it!

  17. My cousin soaks chia seeds overnight and just drinks it like a tea with breakfast — and swears by it! This looks much more appealing to me, though. Could I soak them in juice…like pomegranate or açaí?

    1. FreyaAuthor says:

      Hi Linda! Yes, you can soak them in any liquid you like, it would be a bit like a bubble tea drink! I think a fruit tea would be really good too!

  18. I’ve been talking about trying chia pudding for MONTHS now but never have. I think you just convinced me!?
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. I love chia pudding. These look great

  20. Yum! Definitely going to give these a try.

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  22. Charlie Cabbage says:

    Delicious recipe, thank you!

  23. 5 stars
    I love how you added chia seeds on the pudding. What a perfect combination, I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!:)

  24. 5 stars
    I definitely love this and I will make it much more often!

  25. 5 stars
    What a beautiful breakfast. SO healthy and delicious. I will give your chia pudding recipe a try. Love chia!

  26. 5 stars
    Love love LOVE this recipe! So easy and my kind of meal for any time of the day.

  27. 5 stars
    It really can’t get any easier than one step! I love how delicious this turned out, so full of flavor and chia seeds are my favorite!

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