Easy Chia Pudding
An easy start to the day is having your breakfast ready and waiting in the fridge! This chia pudding recipe is healthy, delicious and fast to prepare the night before.
Chia seeds are pretty remarkable – one little chia seed is composed of 60% omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain function. An excellent source of fiber and packed with antioxidants, these tiny little seeds are miracle workers!
You can add almost anything to this chia pudding recipe. Start with the basic recipe and then experiment with your own variations. Add nuts, berries, coconut, honey, granola or any healthy additions you like. For a chocolate version, add organic cacao.
While almond milk is used in this recipe to make it dairy free, you can substitute any kind of milk you prefer.
BASIC CHIA PUDDING RECIPE (2 servings)
7 Tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups milk of choice (I used almond milk. Coconut milk will be extra creamy)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice (Xylitol works for a sugar-free
- In a bowl or jar, mix together chia seeds, milk, sweetener and vanilla.
- Once the mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Give it another stir to break up any clumps, cover and put in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours or overnight. (If you make it in a jar, you can just shake it to break the clumps, and grab the jar the next morning for breakfast on the go)