Chia Seeds: The Mini Powerhouses
I love chia seeds and use them all the time. Chia seeds are mini powerhouses packing more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more Omega-3 than Salmon. Their texture can take a little getting used to, but they are so versatile and are a great protein-packed addition to many recipes because of their ability to thicken and gel.
What is Chia Seed Pudding?
Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily get the benefits of chia seeds. It takes minutes to make and has enough protein and nutrients to be a quick, on-the-go breakfast option or a delicious low-sugar dessert.
Personally, I love my pudding with some fresh fruit and a variety of nuts and seeds. Most of which can be purchased at your local bulk-barn or grocery store.
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
- Prep: 10Total: 10
- Author: Dr. Santos MBS, ND
- Yield: 4 servings
- 2 cups coconut, almond, hemp or rice milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten-free)
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1. Mix the ingredients together.
2. Pour into individual mason jars or container of your choice.
3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel. Stir or whisk a few times within the first hour to help it gel evenly.
Side Note: I prefer to make this at night so that it's ready for a fast breakfast the next day. It is also great to make in the morning for a delicious pre-made dessert at night.
Chia Seed Pudding Variations
The beauty of this recipe is that there are dozens of ways to customize it. You can change the flavour, the texture, the sweetener, the colour and practically any other part of the recipe and it is almost impossible to mess up.
You can also make several batches to last the work week, as this my friends is good in the fridge for up to 5 days. I do however, add the variation toppings before I actually eat the pudding to ensure freshness and integrity.
What are the variation toppings I used in this recipe PER mason jar?
- 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp dark chocolate quinoa bits
- 1 tbsp almond slices
- 1 tbsp coconut chips
- Fresh blackberries and raspberries to top!
There are so many ways to make this easy breakfast or snack idea. Try it out for yourself!!
Dr. Sylvia Santos is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. She is a passionate about health promotion and encourages her patients and readers to embrace their full health potential. You can follow Dr. Santos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or contact her at email@example.com.
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