Everyone loves a delicious, healthy snack that can fuel our bodies without hindering our diet and exercise goals - which is why chia seed pudding is a perfect option! My yoga instructor always reminds us that balance is the key to total wellness. So I have found ways to "cheat" when it comes to snacking with the help of this creamy, nutrient-packed alternative. Together, we will take you on a journey to discover what all of the fuss over this health food trend, chia seed pudding, really is all about and how you can make your version at home. Get ready for some deliciously balanced snacking!
Chia seeds are a great thickener in puddings and shakes.
This chia seed pudding is perfect for a quick breakfast or midday snack. Chia seeds and flax milk have Omega 3's, which is great because of their pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and heart-healthy properties. Chia seeds are not only great detoxifiers but also rich in fiber, and they provide a feeling of satiety (feeling full).
I use chia seeds in my morning shake. I like the gelatinous texture. If you don't, drink it up quickly before the gelatin it's most noted for begins to form. Chia seeds can also be used to fortify and thicken soups.
In this recipe, we are refrigerating the shake recipe so that the chia seeds activate and create gelatin. Top this chia seed pudding with your favorite nuts, fruit, or a combination. Garnish with a drizzle of your favorite honey on top.
How to Make Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Gather your Ingredients
Get your ingredients together. You'll need flax milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, mission figs, and orange oil or orange zest if orange oil is too difficult to find.
Mix the pudding ingredients.
Hand mix all ingredients in a large measuring cup, whisk together well and pour into individual dessert cups.
Refrigerate and decorate
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with orange rind, your favorite candied nuts, and a drizzle of honey.
Tucked away in the ancient histories of Mexico lies a powerful seed with incredible strength and endurance - Chia. This superfood has been boosting energy since 3500 B.C. when Aztecs used it for its exceptional nutritional benefits! From then on, this tiny powerhouse traveled far beyond Central America: Mayans believed that chia seeds give you increased vitality; religious ceremonies involve using them as an offering to deities due to their sacredness… even today, these miraculous grains are being ground into flour or pressed for oil- all while still providing immense health advantages! So don't be afraid to indulge in some delicious yet healthy Chai Seed Pudding - because who doesn’t want superpower snacks?
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
This was my first ever chia seed pudding recipe. I was surprised at the consistency. It was very impressive to make something with chia seeds. They become gelatinous in the recipe and turn this recipe into a pudding.
Mix all ingredients by hand.
- Pour into dessert cups.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
- Garnish with orange rind, your favorite nuts, and a drizzle of honey.
- Enjoy, and let us know what you think!
- per serving
- 26 grams
- 4 grams
- 10 grams
- 125 milligrams
- 115 milligrams
- 11 grams
- 10 grams
- Vitamin C
- 0.5 milligrams
- 216 milligrams
- 2.5 milligrams
Like this recipe?
Looking for other breakfast recipes?
- These Breakfast Cookies are so delicious, and they're surprisingly filling!
- This Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl is almost savory and certainly hearty.
- If you love chocolate, you'll enjoy this chocolate chia seed recipe from Namely Marly.
- Our Power Porridge can be made in a crockpot. This makes a beautiful warm breakfast bowl that is full of protein!
- This vegan chocolate pudding has a star surprise ingredient that your family doesn't need to know about.
- Try adding Homemade Almond Milk to this recipe. Every recipe takes better when it's made with handmade ingredients. Yes, it takes a few more minutes, but it's worth investing time in.