Chia pudding (or chia seeds pudding, it’s the same) became popular only in the last few years, since 2013, according to Google Trends.
This very easy to make healthy food is suitable for almost all types of healthy diets, being extra popular among those who follow the paleo rules, as it is rich in plant-based protein and natural oils.
But even if you are not on any special diet, chia pudding can be a healthy choice for your next breakfast or a nice and stylish alternative for your dessert.
Chia Pudding Recipe
- Put your chia seeds in a mixing bowl.
- Add almond milk.
- Add honey and stir the mixture thoroughly.
- Let it soak for 5 minutes. Than stir again.
- Wait another 5 minutes and stir, and yet another 5 minutes and stir again.
- Cover and let it soak all the liquids overnight (or at least for 4 hours) in the fridge.
- Serve you chia pudding in small bowls with fresh berries (blackberries and blackcurrants on the picture) and/or nuts (e.g. chopped almonds, peanuts, walnuts).
Below the recipe you’ll find the ingredients for one serving. On the pictures you can see making 2 servings of chia seeds pudding.
Try to use unsweetened almond milk. If you use the sweetened one, no additional honey is needed.
Stir it 4 times in total. Make sure you stir it thoroughly, especially the first time.
What is chia pudding?
Chia seed pudding is a jelly-like food made of the seeds of Salvia hispanica (i.e. chia seeds).
It is not a real pudding, no additives are needed to get this consistency. The chia seeds have enormous liquid absorption capacity, thus they create this jelly-like consistency which looks like pudding.
Chia pudding can be eaten as a breakfast or as a dessert. Serve it with your favorite choice of fresh berries or chopped nuts.
Instead of almond milk, feel free to use any kind of alternative milk, like coconut milk, rice milk. If it’s OK to you to eat diary products, you can prepare your chia pudding even with cow milk.
Also if you are on a completely vegan diet, instead of honey use any kind of sugar or maple syrup.
Please note that 1/4 cup of chia seeds is 43 g. In the metric formula I’m using 45 g of chia seeds and 250 ml of liquid, which is basically just rounding up.