Today I’m sharing 7 easy chia pudding recipes that are unique, delicious and nutrient-packed! New to chia pudding? This post has got you covered!
What is chia pudding?
Chia pudding, which is sort of like tapioca-meets-regular-pudding, is a cold breakfast or snack made from chia seeds and liquid of your choice (usually milk or dairy-free milk). Like overnight oats, there’s no cooking – just mix, stir, and chill overnight. I am nuttzo about the texture of chia pudding! If you haven’t tried it, “fluffy” is the best way to describe it. If you have, then you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout! It’s perfect for end of summer mornings when we’re diving back into “school mode” or warm mornings when you want a cold breakfast. And it’s completely versatile to create new flavors throughout the seasons.
How do you make chia pudding?
For chia pudding, you just soak the chia seeds overnight in a liquid. The ratio of 1/4 cup chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid seems to be an ideal combo for a soft pudding texture.
- Add the chia and other dry ingredients to your serving container – mix well!
- Then pour in your milk and any other wet ingredients – mix well again!
- Set in fridge overnight.
- The next morning, add whatever toppings you’d like – fruit, nuts, nut butters (see recipe ideas below).
What are the health benefits of chia seeds?
Chia seeds are so good for you! Chia seeds contain a ton of good-for-you nutrients, including fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. They are a great source of plant protein and antioxidants, too!
7 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes
Here are some of my favorite chia pudding combos I’ve made over the years, from basic to a bit out there!
This maple chai chia pudding has a handful of different super foods to boost both texture and nutrition! Maple, vanilla and light chai spices provide the rest of the flavors.
One of my prettiest recipes, these ombre chia pudding jars are made with Blue Majik spirulina, which is as nutritious as it is pretty! Layer each color for a stacked ombre effect.
This autumn appropriate pumpkin chia pudding recipe is jazzed up with a touch of caffeine, antioxidants, and flavor from Argentine Yerba Mate tea and topped off with a maple cinnamon Greek yogurt “whip!”
This fall spiced chia pudding has all the autumn flavors: Pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice.
This chia pudding marries a smoothie with chia seeds for a twist on texture. You can use fresh or frozen mango along with cinnamon, vanilla, and milk of your choice.
This 0ne’s for the kiddos: a bright blue chia pudding with Blue Majik stirred in! Made from spirulina, it’s all fun with some bonus nutritional benefits.
This minty chocolatey pudding is delicious and easy to make! Plus it has oats too, so it’s sort of like a cross between pudding and overnight oats.
What’s your favorite way to eat chia pudding? Are you a traditional plain gal or like to live on the edge?