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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

How to make Chia pudding

What is a chia pudding? It is simply chia seeds mixed with your choice of liquid (my favourites are coconut milk and almond milk), flavourings (such as cinnamon, vanilla or a spoon of peanut butter) and potentially some berries or mashed banana. Chia seeds, when mixed with liquid, form a gel-like substance which turns the mixture into a “pudding” after soaking for a couple of hours.

Chia puddings are one of the best snacks as they are so easy to make, super nourishing for your body and of course they taste delicious! The nutritional content of chia seeds is high due to containing plenty of fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, antioxidants and omegas. They also boost your metabolism and keep your energy levels balanced due to their combination of vitamins and minerals.

Here are some of my favourite chia pudding combinations to inspire you to get creative! I usually use unsweetened almond milk milk as the liquid in my puddings but you could substitute for any other milk that you wish, from coconut milk to oat milk to hemp milk.

Chocolate chia pudding
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1tsp cacao
1tsp carob
Pinch of cinnamon

Vanilla chia pudding
2tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2tsp vanilla powder

Açaí chia pudding
2tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup almond milk
1tsp açaí berry powder

Matcha chia pudding
2tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk
1tsp matcha powder

How to do it?
1. Stir the ingredients together in a jar.
* Place the jar (covered) in the fridge and let it stay there for at least 1-2 hours until the liquid is absorbed.
* Take the jar from the fridge, stir again, then serve with your choice of toppings: berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, honey, peanut butter... And enjoy!


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