I love chia seeds. You know the little black seeds you would mix with water and smear all over your terracotta sheep. Well, move over Chia Pets.™ This is not your weird uncle's last minute Christmas Eve drug store gift; this is breakfast.
Not only do they grow into cute sprouts to cover your poor naked terracotta sheep, they are delicious and super packed with nutritional benefits. High in fiber, protein, Omega 3s, and antioxidants, they are a great breakfast boost. Personally, I go through phases where I’ll buy a huge bag and put them in everything and then take a break for a bit. Lucky for you I am back into Chia Mania.™
Chia Seed Pudding is really easy and has a ton of variations. Once you learn the basic ratios and the how to of the mixing and mixing again; you can pretty much riff in any direction.
My Super Simple Chia Pudding Recipe: One Serving
(Multiply this to make a big batch and have breakfast for the week.)
½ Cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Sweetener of your choice
The key to delicious pudding vs. clumpy gloopy pudding is in the mixing.
Put Chia Seeds and milk of your choice into a bowl and mix very well. Let sit for 5 minutes and mix again, being sure to break up any clumps.
If you would like to add sweetener at this point you can. Stir it in well. If I am sweetening with agave, honey or maple syrup I sometimes leave it out and just use it as a topping.
I usually portion mine into 8oz jars so I have room to pile on toppings.
Refrigerate covered at least overnight and up to 1 week
Chocolate Pudding topped with Bananas and Almonds- Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder per 4 servings at the very beginning. This will take some extra mixing to incorporate. This also makes an awesome dessert.
Cinnamon Vanilla Pudding with Almond Butter and Strawberries- I like to put a Tablespoon of Almond Butter at the bottom of the jar and top it with the Chia Pudding before I put them in the fridge. I top it with the fresh fruit right before eating.
Matcha Pudding with Honey and Coconut- Add a scant teaspoon of Matcha Powder per 4 servings at the very beginning. This will take some extra mixing to incorporate. Serve with a drizzle of honey.
If you have any questions or would like more recipes, I would love to help. You can contact me via email.