Chia pudding is one of my go-to, make ahead recipes for breakfast or a snack. Not only is it easy to prepare, chia pudding can be flavoured in a variety of ways so you don’t feel like you’re eating the same thing all the time.
About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds that are often referred to as a superfood. They are quite bland in taste which means they readily take on the flavour of whatever you put them in.
These gluten-free seeds are rich in omega-3, protein, fibre (soluble and insoluble) plus vitamins & minerals including calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Chia pudding is simply chia seeds, liquid and flavouring, and can be quite filling. It takes just a few minutes to make and can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days.
Customizing your Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is very versatile and can be customized to your personal taste. I like to make a batch of chia gel with chia seeds & water and keep that in my fridge for a couple of days to make chia pudding or add to smoothies. Try out one of the variations below or make your own and share your favourite in the comments below!
- Add cacao or cocoa powder for a chocolate pudding.
- Mix chopped fresh or dried fruit, or fruit puree into the basic chia pudding.
- Stir in some matcha powder (you only need a little!).