Chia seed pudding is a recent meal and snack I’ve been seeing lots of lately, and it’s totally worth the hype. I wanted to come up with my own recipe that had the creamiest, most delicious texture imaginable. It requires minimal ingredients, effort and time.
We all know that nuts and seeds provide a ton of good nutrients and are great to include in our diets. Chia seeds in particular, have become quite popular in recent years, and I can understand why. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting superfood.
Fiber. I feel like I’m always talking about fiber because it’s an obvious nutrient that we need, but many people lack. Chia seeds contain 9 grams of fiber in a 25g serving. That’s around a third of you daily needs in just 1 1/2 tablespoons of chia seeds.
Secondly, chia seeds are an awesome source of omega-3 fatty acids. These are so important to include in your diet because they are very essential to brain and heart health. Those are two pretty important organs, so we should do our best to treat them well lol. These fatty acids are found in many fish, like salmon or trout. Chia seeds are a great way to obtain these nutrients for people who don’t tend to eat a lot or any fish.
In 2 tablespoons of chia seeds there are 139 calories, 4g of protein, 9g of fat, and 12g of carbohydrates. Going to show that they are a well rounded seed and contain a balanced amount of all three of the main macronutrients.
While of course this chia seed pudding is delicious all on its own, you can amp it up a notch by adding all the toppings! Things like fresh fruit, Granola, nut butter, and coconut flakes are a few of my go-to’s.
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Serves: 2 meal sizes or 4 snack sizes Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 2 hours
- 4 tbsp chia seed
- 1 C unsweetened almond milk*
- 1/2 C Plain lactose free greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Optional: crack sea salt
- Optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (or any other flavour you would like!)
*You can use any kind of milk you prefer for this recipe. My favourites are almond milk and coconut milk.
- Add all ingredients into medium dish or mason jar and mix to combine.
- Refrigerate for 2+ hours (better yet, make it the night before you want to have it)
- Once the chia seeds expand in the milk and make a pudding like consistency, enjoy your chia seed pudding by topping it with fresh berries, granola, or whatever you desire and enjoy!
Per 1 of 2 servings
Calories: 215 Total Fat: 11g Sodium: 5mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 8g Protein: 10g