Chia Seed Pudding

chia seed pudding recipe

It’s dairy free, gluten free, rich in fiber, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, and, of course, it’s mighty tasty. What’s not to love?

I already talked about chia seeds here on the blog. You probably know how much I like adding them to my smoothies, water, breakfast oatmeal and salads. You also probably know just how great chia seeds are for you: One tablespoon of chia seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk; it’s a great source of healthy Omega3 fats (they contain more Omega3s than Salmon, believe it or not), fiber, manganese, phosphorus and even protein. Pretty cool isn’t it? Who would’ve guessed that these tiny little seeds can be so powerful?

chia seed pudding with bananas

Chia seed pudding is incredibly easy to make and so, so healthy. Because of their ability to absorb liquid and expand 9 times its original size, chia seeds turn into gel when in contact with liquid. To make my pudding I mixed chia seeds with coconut milk. You can also use almond milk if you’d like, but coconut milk is much more creamier (I’m talking abut coconut milk from the can here, not a carton).

chia seed pudding with pomegranate

This will make two big, or four small portions. I like to top mine off with bananas, coconut flakes, pomegranate, blackberries, nuts, etc. I do have to say though that bananas are definitely my favorite to have with this pudding.  If you don’t have maple syrup you can also substitute it with honey (the pudding will obviously no longer be plant-based/vegan).

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Chia Seed Pudding
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chia-seed-pudding-with-pomegranate
Chia Seed Pudding
Print Recipe
Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together until very well combined, cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours, for best results leave it in the fridge over night & enjoy it in the morning.
  2. Top off with your favorite fruit and unsweetened coconut flakes.

 

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You guys really need to give this pudding a try if you have any chia seeds laying around in your pantry. It’s not only light and healthy but it’s really delicious too, I honestly prefer this over “regular” pudding.

  • Oh wow Paula! As all of your recipes forever are, this just looks utterly, utterly gorgeous! It’s so imaginative and striking (again like all of your recipes) and I love that it is totally different and innovate to do a “pudding” for breakfast, and much better that it is packed with health and nutrition too! I can’t believe one tablespoon of chia seeds have more calcium than a glass of milk, that’s incredible! Graham’s always nagging me to drink milk, maybe I’ll buy some chia seeds instead? ;) :P Haha! I never get enough calcium, so what a great fact to know.

    Honestly love, you’ve surpassed yourself by millions yet again! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Thanks so much my Love! You should definitely get yourself some chia seeds, being a picky eater that you are heheh ;) You can even mix them in with your tea or water.

      You really are the sweetest, thanks so much Sophie! <3 <3

  • This is magnificent. I have a baggy of chia seeds in my fridge, but I’ve never made a pudding out of it. Decadent. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • Thanks so much Carmen!

  • That looks soooooo gooooood! I’ve been vegan for the past year and I’m always on the look out for delicious recipes like yours! I’ll definitely give this one a try, especially with the banana and berries toping! Yum! x

    PS: I love your photographs too ;)

    • Thanks so much Christina!

  • Mel
  • Ooooh Chia Seed Pudding! I bought myself a packet of the amazing Seeds the other day and have yet to make this oh-so-famous recipe! They look amazing, Paula, and I love Pomegranate seeds! <3
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

    • Thanks Puja! I love pomegranate too :D

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    • Aww thanks so much hun!