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Basic recipes for chia puddings

Another chia pudding post from me in just a short time, but what can I say I love chia seeds and use them quite often. This is why, chia seeds are mini powerbombs filled with more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more Omega-3 than Salmon, google it if you do not believe me 🙂

The texture of these pudding can be similar to a tapioca pudding, gelatinous. For some this can take a little getting used to and for other like me who are used to tapioca “dis is da bomb”. These seeds are so versatile and are a great protein-packed addition to many recipes because of their ability to thicken and gel. Best of all you can cook with them too.

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Mango and strawberry yoghurt chia pudding

Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily get the benefits of chia seeds. It takes minutes to prepare and fill  up on proteins and nutrients. Fill small mason jars, old baby food jars or even squeeze pouches to have on-the-go breakfast, snack or everyday dessert option.

There is no hocus pocus to make chia pudding. You need a gelling agent, a liquid of some kind, you need seeds and you need flavouring and maybe sweetener. You need a few minutes to prepare and then a little patiens, the seeds need a few hours to gel. The best thing is to make the pudding before you go to bed and enjoy it in the morning. If you do not want the little gelled pearls, you can blend the mixture in a blender.

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Chiapudding made with almond milk, sweetened with agave syrup

Here are some basic recipes, and what you do with it is up to you.

Ingredients for milk based:

2 cups coconut milk (homemade or natural), soy milk, regular milk
1/2 cup Chia Seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavouring
dessired amount of sweetener  natural or artificial.

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Made with coconut and chocolatemilk from Alpro

Ratio forsmoothie based:

2 cups Smoothie
1/4 -1/2 cup Chia Seeds, depending on the thickness of your smoothie

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Made with three different smoothies and topped with oatmeal yoghurt pudding

Ingredients for yoghurt based

2 cups yoghurt, plain or flavoured
1/4 cup Chia Seeds

If you are using plain yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavouring
dessired amount of sweetener  natural or artificial.

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Blueberry and strawberry yoghurt chia pudding topped with vanilla yoghurt overnight oats

Blueberry and strawberry yoghurt chia pudding topped with vanilla yoghurt overnight oats

Instructions

For Blended/Smooth Version:  Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth.
For Whole Chia Seed Version:

Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender until smooth (including any added flavors, fruits or chocolate). Whisk in chia seeds.
Pour mixture into a jar or glass container and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to gel. I prefer to make this at the evening before I go to bed to have it ready for a fast breakfast the next day. It is also great to make in the morning for a delicious pre-made dessert after dinner.

Topp the pudding with desired fruit and toppings.

 

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Chia chocolate pudding

Healthier snack bursting with omega 3. This chia pudding is made with coconut and chocolate milk from Alpro, topped with fresh strawberries, raw coca nibs and chopped almonds.

Chia pudding is so easy to make, you only need chia seeds, liquid, flavours, sweetener. You can basically make any flavour of pudding with this nutritious seed. Your fantasy is the limit, but bare in mind that you eat chia seeds because of the health benefits they give you, so do not go overboard with sugar and artificial flavours.

Coconut and chocolate milk chia pudding

For this little snack you need:

2 cups Alpro coconut and chocolate milk or another prefered chocolate milk
10 tbsp Chia Seed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder(ground wanilla pods)

Fresh strawberries
cocoa nibs
chopped almonds

Pour the chocolate milk into a bowl and whisk in chia seeds and vanilla. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel. I usually prepare chia pudding in the evening before I go to bed for a quick breakfast the next day. It is also great to make in the morning for a delicious dessert in the evening.

Chocolate chia pudding with fresh strawberries and raw coca nibs

Fill little dessert cups with the pudding and top with raw coco nibs, chopped strawberries and almonds.

Enjoy the snack free of guilt.

Eating chia pudding

In the picture below the chia pudding is made with lemon flavoured soy yoghurt.

Lemon soy yoghurt chia pudding