Easy Chia Seed Pudding (1 min prep time + 3 Variations)

  Posted by - September 11, 2014 - Wellness

OMG I’m on a chia-seed pudding bender & I can’t stop.

I literally can’t get enough lately.

I think I’ve had it EVERY DAY this week so far. For breakfast. For lunch. For dessert.

Yah, I know. I’m obsessed.

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Why?

Here’s the deal:

It’s easy, it’s filling, it’s delicious, and just so happens to be one of the healthiest foods ever.

Some benefits:

+ Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals & protein.

+ Chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per ounce (<–cray)

+ Helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and healthy weight. 

+ Helps curb your appetite (makes you fuller, longer). These tiny little super seeds absorbs up to 10x their weight in water & turns into a soft gel-like pudding.

+ It’s refreshing and gets rid of any sugary, candy, ice cream craving.

 

So. If you’re looking for directions, it’s easy (prep time 1 min)

Here’s what you’ll need (serving size 3):

1.5 cups Coconut Milk or Almond Milk (I like to mix a bit of both)

1 tbs Vanilla Extract

1/3 cup Chia Seeds

Here’s what you do:

  1. Combine your milk and vanilla extract into a jar
  2. Add chia seeds
  3. Stir
  4. Cover the jar and set in refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or over night).
  5. Add toppings and enjoy!

Ta-DA! That’s all folks.

For other variations:

Here, I added blueberries (which sometimes I sub for blackberries), bananas, strawberries, and granola.

Simply add it to your pudding and enjoy!

Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

For this next variation, I made a raspberry jam: mash up some raspberries with a fork- But I’m pretty much game for anything: blueberries, blackberries, bananas, etc.

Add some greek yogurt, top it off with strawberries, granola, blueberries, and you’ve got breakfast on.the.go.

PS: I like to take this with me when I’m running super late, it’s easy & super filling!

Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Whenever I’m craving something really sweet, I’ll throw this lil combo together: raspberry jam, bananas, strawberries and granola. It so simple and delicious that it tastes too good to be true. Trust me.

Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

PS: Do you guys have any other variations I should try?? Let me know below!

XOXO,

Cyn

 

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8 Comments

  • Tiffany September 22, 2014 - 1:33 am Reply

    This sounds simple enough. Where do you get your chia seeds?

  • Nora T. September 15, 2014 - 6:01 pm Reply

    I love your presentation and pictures! Everything looks so amazing!

  • Carol September 15, 2014 - 5:46 pm Reply

    I like to mix cocoa powder to get a chocolately pudding snack. Then throw some strawberries/ cherries on top…and you’ve got yourself a healthy dessert!

    • CynEats September 15, 2014 - 5:53 pm Reply

      omg. Awesome suggestion! I’m definitely trying that next :)

  • Sabrina September 13, 2014 - 1:05 pm Reply

    After a big workout, I sometimes mix a smoothie and throw it on top of my chia seed bowl. It’s refreshing, filling, and makes it nice and cold!

  • Madeline T. September 12, 2014 - 6:39 pm Reply

    Awesome! I can’t wait to try this. I’m always super busy, so putting it in a mason jar or to-go cup is perfect for me in the mornings.

  • Teresa September 11, 2014 - 12:31 pm Reply

    Hmm…raspberry jam! I’ll try that next! I usually like to add a tablespoon of agave nectar into the mix.

  • Brenna September 11, 2014 - 11:28 am Reply

    Love all your pics! My chia seed pudding doesn’t look at pretty as yours!

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