Easy Chia seed pudding recipe and why you should be eating it at least once a week


Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories. They are loaded with antioxidants, high in quality protein and help control hunger while enhancing your diet.

Chia seeds are easy to get and a simple raw Chia seed pudding takes minutes to make. I use two table spoons of Chia seeds for this recipe. Here’s some nutritional information:

chia seeds

The soaked Chia seed is jellylike. This outer layer of the seed swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can be used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of food. In baked goods you can substitute Chia seeds for eggs. One egg is the equivalent of mixing 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and letting sit for 15 minutes.

Here is how I make my chia seed cinnamon pudding ..

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Chia seeds
2 tablespoons milk of your choice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash Of salt

Optional: raisins, apricots, berries, banana, apple, avocado, nut butters, chocolate chips, coconut, hempseed hearts, etc.

Directions:

Mix ingredients in container. Stir well. Refrigerate for half an hour. Stir again. Enjoy.

It’s that simple!

Add cinnimon to chia seeds. Photography by Serena Alibhai
Add the milk of your choice. Photography by Serena Alibhai
Adding coconut sugar. Photography by Serena Alibhai

 

I decided to add hemp hearts to my pudding. Photography and recipe by Serena Alibhai
Stir well. Photography by Serena Alibhai

Now you put in the fridge for at least 30 min. The Chia seeds will soak up the liquid and the jelly layer will form.

After the pudding forms you can add raisins, coconut, banana, berries, nut butter, toasted almonds, or any other treat to make your chia seed pudding taste the way you like. I added raisins.

After resting in the fridge, the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid. Add more if you want. Photography by Serena Alibhai
Add extra toppings if you wish, like raisins. Photography by Serena Alibhai
Mix well and it’s ready to eat. Photography by Serena Alibhai

And there you have it! Make your Chia seed pudding base with vanilla, cinnamon, coconut sugar and the milk of your choice. Whenever I put sugar in something I usually add a pinch of salt to balance out the flavors.

Would you make chia seed pudding? If you are already familiar with Chia seeds, how do you eat them?

xxSerena

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Easy Chia seed pudding recipe and why you should be eating it at least once a week”

  1. Excellent information about chia seeds and the recipe shows how simple it is to use. Thanks for sharing, Serena. I get white chia seed powder from whole Foods. is that a good option or is it better to get the seeds?

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s