Hi friends! I am so glad you are here today because I have an incredibly easy chia seed pudding recipe to share! Chia seeds are lovely, packed with omega healthy fats and turn into a soft pudding consistency when soaked in milk or cream. I especially love to eat this in the mornings topped with my favorite seasonal fruit and berries. It fuels my body with tons of energy that lasts all morning!
My husband and I have been really into reading a lot lately. One book he is currently engaged in Born To Run by Christopher McDougall. It basically goes over how our bodies are made to run, but not on man-made surfaces such as concrete which greatly harms our joints and overworks the body. Chia seeds trace back to the Tarahumara & Aztec Indians as their “running food” since it gave them endurance and strength.
These tiny dark seeds are high in fiber and packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals such as Omega-3. So go ahead and add this energy food to EVERYTHING! It can be sprinkled over smoothies or oatmeal, added to baked goods and turned it many variations of scrumptious pudding.
How to make easy chia seed pudding
Start with a base: chia seeds and your favorite milk such as cashew milk, coconut milk, or almond milk. Cashew milk so far has been my favorite! It is super creamy and naturally sweet. Then add maple syrup or honey. Let it soak for about 3 hours or overnight so it is ready for breakfast. It may need to be stirred and mixed up about an hour after it is combined, so just give it a good shake or mix. When your pudding is ready top it off with your favorite fruit.
Ways to Use Chia Pudding
- Turn the pudding into a Dragon Fruit Pudding Smoothie.
- Add Chocolate and make Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding Pie Tarts.
You can add any of your favorite delicious toppings to this chia pudding recipe such as fruits, nuts and seeds. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Peanut butter and jelly with strawberries and blueberries on top
- Berries and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and banana slices
- Almond butter and banana slices
- Walnuts, cashews, pecans, almond slivers with fruit
- Coconut flakes with fruit
- Hemp seeds with fruit
- Chocolate shavings or morsels with strawberries and raspberries
- Apple slices and almond butter
- Peaches and blueberries with crunch walnuts
There you have it, a magically delicious and creamy breakfast, snack or dessert recipe at a healthy – low cost price!
Chia Seed Pudding
- In a small bowl or mason jar with a lid add the milk, chia seeds and maple syrup. Mix well in a bowl or add a lid to the mason jar and give it a good shake to mix. If the chia seeds start to stick use a whisk to mix and separate them.
- Set the pudding mixture in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. Seeds may stick together while it sets so mix it up really well and frequently while it sets. Top with fresh berries or your favorite fruits.