Chia seeds have been a staple food in the health and fitness world for quite some time. They are loaded with antioxidants, have a good amount of protein, and they also have a serious amount of calcium in them – gotta look after those bones!
For this recipe, you only really need two ingredients to make a basic chia pudding: chia seeds and milk. But because chia seeds can be quite bland, there is a lot of room for variety. You can add your favourite toppings or flavours to give it that extra bit of goodness!
Without further ado, here’s how you make a basic chia seed pudding:
- 50g chia seeds
- 120ml coconut milk
- 1 tbs honey (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Put the chia seeds into a glass or a jar.
- Add in the milk and mix it together with a fork.
- Add in honey and cinnamon, if using and then mix again.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning you should have a thick and creaming chia pudding with a little bit of a crunch.
You can have the chia pudding on it’s own, or you could chop up some fruit to give your pudding some life! I didn’t add honey or cinnamon to my mixture, so my pudding was in desperate need of life! I diced a mango and put the pieces over my pudding.
Then, I drizzled some honey and coconut milk over it.
Finally, I sprinkled some milled chia seeds over the pudding and dug in!
What I love the most about this recipe is that it can be made to your own preference. If you don’t like coconut milk, you can use almond or rice milk, and if you don’t like mangoes, you could use berries!
If you do decide to give this recipe a go, send me a tweet over @FilomenaKaguako, would love to know how you got on! 🙂