One of the easiest breakfast ideas currently making its way through the fridges of healthy foodies around the world, chia pudding consists of chia seeds soaked in a milk of your choosing.
The humble chia seed is both high in protein and omega-3, as well as low in carbohydrate, making it a filling breakfast option as well as a great alternative to cereal for those who follow a coeliac or low gluten diet.
Basic Chia Pudding Recipe
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup milk (any of full cream, light, soy, coconut, almond, cashew, rice……)
- 1 teaspoon stevia granules (but only to taste, definitely not required if you’d prefer)
- Place the seeds, stevia and milk in a small glass and whisk with a fork. Allow to settle for 2 minutes, and then re-whisk (it should start to feel firm).
- Place in the refrigerator until cool (usually an hour or two).
Berry Almond Chia Pudding
Make the basic chia pudding using almond or coconut milk and 1/4 cup of frozen berries. Top with fresh strawberries, blueberries and bee pollen.
Rhubarb and Greens Chia Pudding
Make the basic chia pudding using almond milk and 1 tsp of greens powder. Top with apple slices, stewed rhubarb and blueberry yogurt.
Carrot Cake Chia Pudding
Make the basic chia pudding using almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla pea protein powder and 1/4 cup grated carrot. Top with Greek yogurt, macadamia nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Go Nuts! Chia Pudding
Make the basic chia pudding using almond milk and 1/2 a banana mashed. Top with almonds, pistachios and sunflower seeds.
Choc Berry Chia Pudding
Make the basic chia pudding recipe using soy milk. Add 1 tablespoon of Mayver’s Fine Foods almond, cacao and coconut spread and top with mixed berries. If you don’t have access to the spread, instead just use 1 teaspoon of raw cacao or cocoa powder.
Make the basic chia pudding recipe using light coconut milk. Top with pistaccios and walnuts.
Make the basic chia pudding recipe with soy milk and top with walnuts, goji berries and raspberries.