Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to get the health benefits of chia seeds. It takes minutes to make and has enough protein and nutrients to be a quick, on-the-go breakfast option. When I prep my chia seed pudding I use small mason jars. You can also reuse baby food jars.
Chia seeds are a “whole grain” food and are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. They are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, various micronutrients and antioxidants.
You can add variety to your chia seed pudding by adding shaved almonds (pictured above), assorted nuts, blueberries for breakfast or chocolate shavings for a low-sugar dessert.
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes, Total Time: 5 minutes, Yield: 4 servings
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (or less) pure maple syrup or agave
- For blended/smooth version: Place all ingredients in blender (I use my Nutribullet) and blend for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth.
- For whole chia seed version: Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blended or Nutribullet until smooth (including any added flavors, fruits or chocolate). Whisk in chia seeds.
- Pour mixture into mason jar or glass container and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to gel. I usually prepare my chia seed pudding at night to have ready for breakfast the next day. It is also great to make in the morning for a delicious pre-made dessert at night.
- Add shaved almonds, nuts and/or fresh fruit and enjoy!