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Chia pudding is one of the biggest foodie trends on social media. Considering how healthy, tasty and downright photogenic this genius concoction is, it’s not that surprising that it’s gaining traction—much like healthy ice cream (nice cream).
As for the health benefits of chia pudding recipes, you’ve likely heard of the enormous benefits you can reap from eating chia seeds on their own. For one thing, they’re chock-full of antioxidants. For another, a mere two tablespoon serving of chia seeds has as many omega-3s as a 4-ounce filet of salmon. And on top of that, they’re also high in the crucial nutrients protein and fiber.
It’s no wonder why people started blending chia seeds in their slimming smoothies or adding them to their salads and sandwiches. But that gets old after a while, so why not try something new?
Enter chia pudding. The dairy-free and gluten-free delight is composed of chia seeds, the dairy-free milk of your choice, and the optional mix-ins, toppings, and sweetener of your choice.
Totally hassle-free, chia pudding can be made at home by whisking the chia seeds, milk, sweetener, and any mix-ins in a bowl or jar. Next, you just cover and chill in the fridge for at least three hours or overnight. Then, top with whatever you want and enjoy!
Most chia pudding recipes call for about two or three tablespoons of chia seeds per serving. For a thicker chia pudding, be sure to either use thicker milk (think full-fat canned coconut milk) or the maximum amount of chia seeds with a scaled-back serving of thinner milk. If you prefer a thinner, lighter pudding, aim for a basic almond milk instead with the minimum amount of chia seeds.
Once you feel comfortable with the basics, the possibilities for where you can take your chia pudding from there are virtually endless.
You can top it with fresh fruit for some added fiber—plus a pop of color.
To have color bursting throughout, you can blend fruit as part of a mix-in before you pop it in the fridge.
Pudin de Chia 2 o 3 cucharadas de chía hidratada con leche de almendras ( de 1/2 a 1 taza según lo espeso que te guste) esto lo pones a hidratar toda la noche en el refrigerador y por la mañana le agregas el endulzante que desees como miel de abeja, hojitas de stevia, azúcar mascabado, dátiles etc y una fruta. #shivashaktiyoga #chiapudding #ideasenlacocina #namaste
You might opt for adding nuts (extra protein!) or some delicious spices like cinnamon for a boost.
Or maybe you favor a more indulgent dish. Fear not: chocolate chia pudding is a thing. And it is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Depending on what ingredients you add to or top the recipe with, you can eat chia pudding as a breakfast, snack or dessert. Or heck, why not all three? Dream big!
And in the meantime, get inspired by these creative folks who took their chia pudding recipes above and beyond in the best way.
It may be grey and dreary outside 🌫😞 But it's bright and colorful inside our Passion Fruit Berry Parfaits 💛💖 😊 These breakfast jars were super delish and filled with all the good things we need to wake up and get through the grey day 👊🌧 We packed these jars with turmeric, beets, banana, chia, plain yogurt, passion fruit, and raspberries 🙌 Now that's how you rise and shine 🌟 Happy Thursday everybun 🐰🐰🐰 #bunnyapproved • • • • • • #chia #yogurt #turmeric #beets #banana #passionfruit #raspberry #berries #banana #nicecream #rawfood #rawvegan #chiapudding #icecream #parfait
Why are breakfast dates not a thing? I mean forget your fancy dinner reservations at restaurants, lets go do breakfast in our pjs and hang out" : My kinda date🙌🏻 : Lavender coloured Blueberry chia pudding and blackberry and Acai smoothie hybrid with a luscious raspberry chia seed jam, fresh blueberries, blackberries and banana. A powerhouse of nutrition in one bowl👊🏼 Happy humpday!!😘✨✨✨✨
Combating both stormy 🌪 weather & my sweettooth 🍦 with this mornings fuel. I have a bunch to catch up on before the weekend so needed some serious tanking. And this is so easy to make... Just made some overnight vanilla chia pudding • layered with a chocolate chia pudding layer • coconut yoghurt • chocolate nicecream (1 frozen banana) and topped the whole thing with sugar peanuts. Well, it was bound to get messy... I'm bursting with both energy & love. You are all incredible. Heaps of love (and good food ;)) 💛✨ #govegan #vegan
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Raspberry and fig overnight oats with kiwi and mint chia pudding. It sounds like a strange combination but was really goooood. Happy Thursday everyone. It's almost weekend 🤗🤗 😁😁 #chia #chiapudding #chiaporridge #porridge #oats #oatmeal #ᴏvernightoats #birchermuesli #bircher #healthybreakfastideas #breakfastinspo #breakfastbowl #smoothiebowl #veganbreakfast #cleaneating #fitnessbreakfast #plantbased #letscookvegan #veganfoodshare #veganfoodspot #instavegan #instabreakfast #vegansofig #eattherainbow #dairyfree #glutenfree #foodartist #veganfood #rawvegan
So who's ready to get those omega-3s?