Chia Pudding

by Sasha on March 15, 2012

Last week I did a presentation on raw breakfast. Today I wanted to highlight one of the easy options out there for your breakfast, Chia Pudding. Really it doesn’t get easier than this.  If you have not tried this rich pudding then you are in for a treat. The (SAD) would have us believing that a breakfast of heavy greasy foods or breads is good choice, or that coffee with sugar is the best way to start the morning. Not so…

Instead  I want you to think of this as an opportunity to fuel your body with the best foods out there. Chia pudding is an easy way to start your morning. It  is quick, fast and stress free.

Here is a quick and easy recipe for chia pudding. Once you buy all of the ingredients you can play around and make it anyway that you want. The chia pudding pictured below is a basic chia pudding. Have fun with it. Make it chocolate flavoured, vanilla flavoured or even chai chia pudding. (I think that is a tongue twister by the way)

Raw Breakfast Chia Pudding

Raw Chia Pudding

Creamy Chia Pudding
(serves 2)
¼ cup chia seeds
¾ cups nut milk or seed milk (almond, coconut, hemp, brazil nut…)
1-2 tbs agave or coconut nectar
¼ tsp lucuma powder (optional)
1-2 teaspoon vanilla powder
pinch of  cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
freshly grated nutmeg
(optional) garnish with Cacao nibs, shredded coconut and goji berries

Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Stir well until there are no clumps and all of the chia seeds are coated.
Chia Pudding Mixture

Coating the seeds with almond milk

Let sit on the counter for about 15-25 minutes. Alternatively you can place it in the fridge overnight and have it ready for breakfast. I like to top mine with some cacao nibs, shredded coconuts and goji berries and then a little swirl of the coconut nectar. Tip: Double the recipe for a larger family or serving size. If you put the chia pudding in the fridge overnight it will be very gelatinous in the morning. You can add a little bit of additional nut milk and pour it over the  pudding to loosen it up a bit.  I actually like mine a bit better before it turns into a thick pudding. So I let mine sit on the counter for less time.
Chia pudding
This is a great breakfast but it can also be a great snack in the middle of the day or at work. Add some crunchy cacao nibs and goji berries for some fun and variety. Make sure to drink your water when you are having chia seeds as one of the fabulous things about this little seeds is that they are great at absorbing liquid.
*Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3. Also a source of  fiber as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. “
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How do you LOVE  your chia seeds?


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Kimmy March 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

Yes, I’m sorry I missed your talk! I was working.

Wow – this looks great! I actually haven’t tried this yet. I have made buckwheat porridge and overnight oats, but not chia. This will be fun to try out =)


Sasha March 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hi Kimmy,
Hope all is going well with work. I think you will love this. You can make it whatever flavour you want but it is super quick and easy. It is also being preferred over flax seeds because you don’t have to open the seed and can eat as is and therefore you don’t have to worry about oxidation like you do with flax seed once it is opened.


thehealthyapron March 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

How gelatinous is this breakfast after 15=25 minutes? I would consider it for a snack but since being pregnant, gelatin-like textures put me off. Just curious bc this sounds SO healthy and yummy!


Sasha March 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

Congrats on being pregnant! Since the texture might put you off you could do it as a cereal instead. Just take a bowl add your almond milk and maybe some berries or nuts and then add in the chia. Don’t let it sit and just eat as a cereal. If you may want to cut the recipe in half. Let me know if you try it this way and like it?


Samantha March 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Yummy!! I love chia!


Sasha March 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

Yes they are so easy to use and great for our health.


Amanda February 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Tried this last night, really nice! I wasn’t sure about the texture of the seeds but when you see all the goodness it nurtures your body with and you taste the raw chocolate bits on top….SOLD. And very easy to make!


Sasha February 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Thanks Amanda. Funny you mention the texture. People either love the texture or they don’t. I actually find if I make fresh chia seeds and eat it right away I like that texture better than letting it sit overnight. I have never loved regular pudding, but since I know this is jam packed with goodness I do eat it often.:)


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