My Favorite Chia Pudding Recipe
If you’re looking for the fastest, easiest breakfast or snack EVER, allow me to introduce you to Chia Pudding. Not only is it a cinch to make + take with you if on the go, but it’s also packed with health benefits you never knew your body wanted!
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (which helps to raise HDL cholesterol) and they’re also rich in antioxidants, provide fiber, iron, + calcium. There’s actually so many other great health benefits — I highly recommend researching for yourself and incorporating Chia Seeds in your everyday life. They’re super easy to sneak into everything and even just an ounce will bring in 18% of daily calcium needs, 27% of phosphorus, 30% of manganese, and smaller amounts of potassium and copper… so if you’re not already supplementing with wholefoods (you should be) and we all really need to be eating the right foods for our bodies to balance // operate efficiently, anyway!
Chia seeds are pretty much flavorless and can be sprinkled on cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies, and even salads! They can also be eaten cooked, so if you want to add them to baked goods like breads or muffins etc., go for it! My FAVORITE way to enjoy them is like this — chia pudding!
Simply add chia seeds to coconut milk or almond milk and store in your fridge overnight. When you’re ready to eat, add desired toppings and enjoy! Today I added fresh blueberries, a little cacao & of course the only Maca I recommend, which is from Sol Raiz Organics — they have the highest quality available (I can taste + feel the difference) so I like their Maca with EVERYTHING.
1-2 cups milk of choice (I like unsweetened coconut)
1/2 cup Chia Seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon (or less) sweetener of choice (I like raw, local honey)
1/2 teaspoon cacao
1/2 teaspoon Sol Raiz Organics Chacon Maca
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Top with fresh fruit of choice (I had blueberries)
Pour milk of choice in a glass jar/container + add the chia seeds and vanilla extract. Place cap on tightly, give it a good shake and store in your refrigerator overnight (or for at least a few hours) to allow it to gel/set. When you’re ready to eat, top with the optional favorites &/or use what you have on hand depending on season!
Enjoy! This recipe is perfectly yummy anytime of day, so whether you have it for breakfast or dessert — that’s completely up to you! 🙂
Have you ever tried chia seeds?
What are some of the ways you enjoy chia seeds?