Chia Pudding is a healthy no cook pudding made using chia seeds, milk of choice, sweetener, fruits, nuts. This perfect breakfast pudding is a great way to start a day.
This has become my latest addiction. It is super healthy and makes a great breakfast. Since you can make it in advance, it comes handy in the morning. I usually add some almond milk in this recipe since i liked it so much. If you want to add soy milk, regular milk or just water you can go ahead and use that too.
About Chia Pudding Recipe
Chia pudding is one of the most easiest dessert you could make. Even though it requires few steps and process, it is very easy to make.
Chia pudding can be customized as per your liking. You could add coconut milk or regular milk in this. You could even add any sweetener like honey, maple syrup or sugar. Using fruits which are too sweet you can even skip adding sugar in this.
You can make this a day in advance and serve it the next day. You can serve it combined, or layer chia pudding with fruits and make it more appealing.
Video Recipe for Chia Pudding
Why This Chia Seed Pudding Good for You
Do you know! Chia seeds has as much calcium as a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than a serving of walnuts, as many antioxidants as blueberries. It is one of the highly nutritious seed.
This pudding gets its texture with the addition of chia seeds. Chia seeds creates a gel like texture when it is soaked in any liquid. It absorbs all the liquid and swells up. You can check my fig chia jam recipe.
Chia seeds contains,
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Vitamins A, B, E and D
- Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and others
Ingredients for Chia Seed Pudding
This Recipe for Chia pudding is an easy, quick and healthy one that needs just 3 or 4 ingredients.
Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavour that complements both sweet and savoury dishes well. They have a very subtle flavour, though some compare it to a poppy seed or an alfalfa sprout. The dry chia seed has a crunchy and dense texture when raw.
Milk of Choice
Chia pudding can be made with variety of milk. Soy milk has a mild and creamy flavour that varies depending on the brand. It is typically sweeter than other milk substitutes. This is probably your best option if you want dairy-free milk that tastes like milk. Coconut milk is extremely versatile, and it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Regular milk, oat milk, almond milk can be used.
Fresh Fruits (optional)
Any fruits like mango, banana, strawberries, blueberries can be used.
Any chopped nuts, dried fruits, extracts can be used in this pudding.
How to Make Chia Pudding
- All you need is a bowl and a spoon to mix.
- Add milk, sweetener, chia seed in a bowl and mix well.
- Leave it in the fridge for 30 mins to 1 hour. If you can remember, give a stir every now and then for even mixing and swelling.
- Spoon into serving dish and serve as needed.
Tips for Making the Best Overnight Chia Pudding
1)Consistency is everything! You can get an idea about the amount of chia to milk once you start making it. Some people like their chia pudding soupy and some like it super thick. So add milk according to your preference.
2)Overnight for best texture. I like to make my chia pudding a day in advance. Mix and store in a covered container in fridge overnight.
3)Mix everything. The key to get a creamy chia pudding is to mix the chia seed really well. I like to come inbetween and give everything a good mix.
4)Make ahead & Meal Prep. Chia pudding is a best breakfast meal prep option. You can make a big batch and store in fridge. In the morning, remove as much pudding as you need, top with fresh fruits and nuts and enjoy your healthy breakfast.
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Chia Pudding Recipe (Easy & Healthy)
- 1 cup Milk of Your Choice (Coconut, Almond, Soy or any Plant Based Milk)
- 2 tbsp Sweetener of Choice (Sugar, Maple Syrup, Honey or Agave Nectar)
- ¼ cup Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Nuts of your choice (almonds, pistachios, cashews)
- ½ cup Fruits of your choice (banana, strawberries, blueberries)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except nuts and fruits. Place the bowl covered in fridge for 30 mins to 1 hour.
- Spoon into individual serving bowl and top with nuts and fruits.
- Serve cold.
- If you feel your pudding is too thick you can add a splash of milk to thin it out.
- You can layer this pudding with fresh fruits.
- Chia pudding can be stored in fridge for upto 3 to 4 days.
Chia Pudding Recipe with Step by Step Pictures
1)Take all your ingredients
2)Take milk in a jug
4)Add vanilla extract (optional) and maple syrup.
6)Add chia seeds
8)leave overnight to thicken
11)Spoon into serving bowl and top with nuts and serve.
Chia Pudding Variations & Flavours
1)Blueberry Chia Pudding
¼ cup chia seeds, 1 cup milk and mix well. Soak for 30 mins.Spoon this into a bowl. Top with honey, blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Serve cold.
2)Mango Coconut Chia Pudding
Mix 3 tbsp chia seeds, 1 cup coconut milk, 2 tbsp honey. Set aside for 10 mins. Layer serving bowl with mango puree and coconut chia. serve cold.
3)Strawberry Chia Pudding
Mix chia seeds, milk, maple syrup and soak for 30 mins. Mix 1 tbsp sugar with 1 cup chopped strawberries. Take a serving glass. Spoon chia on top and strawberries. Serve cold.
4)Chocolate - Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
Mix together 1 cup milk, 3 tbsp peanut butter, 3 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp maple syrup. Set in fridge for 1 hour. Top with sliced bananas and serve cold.
5)Coconut Chia Pudding
Mix 1 cup coconut milk, 3 tbsp chia seeds and 2 tbsp maple syrup. Set aside in fridge for 1 hour. Top with chopped pistachios and shredded coconut. Serve immediately.
6)Avocado Chia Pudding
Take 1 avocado, 1 cup milk and ¼ cup honey in a blender and puree till smooth. Add 3 tbsp chia seeds and mix well. Place in fridge for 1 hour. Serve immediately.
7)Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Mix together 1 cup almond milk, ¼ cup chia seeds, 3 tbsp cocoa, 3 tbsp agave, ½ tsp vanilla, a pinch of salt. Place in fridge for 2 hours or overnight. Serve with any fruits or nuts.
8)Mango Chia Pudding Recipe
Mix 1 cup mango puree, 3 tbsp chia, 1 cup milk of choice, 3 tbsp honey and place in fridge for 1 hour. Top with fresh mangoes immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is pudding originally from?
The pudding is unquestionably a British invention. Anything creamy, thick and gelatinous is called as pudding.
Is Chia Seed Pudding good for weight loss?
Chia pudding is extremely nutritious because chia seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Chia seeds contain soluble fiber, which can aid in weight loss by keeping you feeling full and can also help with constipation.
Benefits of chia pudding include improved heart health, weight management, reduced inflammation, improved digestion and detoxification, and increased nutrient intake. Increased omega-3 fatty acid and healthy fat intake is also on the list of advantages.