This chia pudding is a simple breakfast that can take on so many different flavors and textures

Here’s another recipe in the series of ‘things I saw on social media that I had to try and make myself … and loved so much I need to share with you’.  I know that’s a long title, but you get the general gist of how this came about.  I also have to give credit to my good friend Jessica (hi Jess!) for reminding me about chia pudding and how awesome it is.

I went through a phase of having a tablespoon of chia seeds on my breakfast every morning – whether that was oats (see my Bircher oats recipe here), or simply yogurt, dried fruit and nuts.  I also used them a lot in my granola bars and in lots of my experimentation with healthy cooking.  But never did I try just a chia pudding.  Until now.

What I love about chia puddings is that you can customize them based on what you feel like the night before … oh, remember you need to prepare these the night before you want them so it gives the seeds a chance to set properly.  So far I can recommend the following combinations:

  • Unsweetened almond milk, almond butter (1 tbs) and chia seeds
  • Full-fat coconut milk, cocoa powder (1 tbs) and chia seeds
  • Mashed sweet potato (1/2 cup), almond milk (1/2 cup) and chia seeds
  • Blend fresh strawberries (1/2 cup), almond milk (1/2 cup) and chia seeds
  • and many more

What I’ve given you below is the basic recipe.  Well, it’s not really a recipe, just the proportions of two ingredients.

As always, feel free to experiment, but I would recommend keeping the ratio of liquid to seeds constant.  If you do try these, let me know in the comments below how you went!

Chia pudding
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
117 calories
8 g
0 g
8 g
4 g
1 g
261 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
261g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
56%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond milk
  2. 2 tbs chia seeds
  3. (other flavors as desired)
Instructions
  1. Combine milk and chia seeds in a bowl and chill in fridge overnight.
  2. Top with fruit, nut butter and sweetener to individual taste.
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calories
117
fat
8g
protein
4g
carbs
8g
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