Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seed pudding is a healthy breakfast enriched in vitamins & minerals. Find in depth information on the various recipes for making chia seed pudding in this article.

Chia seeds are loaded with nutritional benefits. They are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins, fibers and antioxidants with nominal calories.

Chia seed pudding sounds exciting when people are recommended to consume these wondrous seeds on a regular basis.

Chia seed pudding (Special & Delicious)

It is a healthy and delicious breakfast, which most of the people crave for it. The best part about this amazingly yummy dessert is it is easy to prepare. Fresh fruits, veggies and eggs can be supplemented with this healthy treat for a nutritious kick-start to the day.

Some amazing recipes are cited below:

Chocolate chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds1 cup
Cocoa powder½ cup
Milk4 cups
Brown sugar½ cup
Honey or chocolate sauce2 tablespoons (or to taste)
Hazelnut flavor (optional)1 tablespoon
Instant coffee powder (optional)1 teaspoon
Chopped hazelnutsFor garnishing

METHOD

  1. Mix cocoa powder, instant coffee powder and brown sugar thoroughly in a bowl. Add chia seeds, milk and hazelnut flavor into the mixture and stir vigorously. Keep the mixture undisturbed for some time and then stir again over the course of 20 minutes.
  2. Add chopped hazelnuts on the top of the mixture and refrigerate it for a couple of hours.
  3. Serve with either honey or chocolate sauce, drizzled over the pudding.

Chia seed pudding with almond milk

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 3-8 hours

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2/3 cup
Almond milk2 cups
Vanilla extract½ teaspoon
Honey2 tablespoons
Seasonal fruits (blueberries, figs, plums, peaches)2 tablespoons
Nuts or coconut flakes2 tablespoons

METHOD

  1. Almond milk can either be purchased from market or made at home. If prepared at home, almonds should be soaked in water overnight.
  2. Stir chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  3. Refrigerate it overnight.
  4. Stir well while serving.
  5. Top it up with fruits, nuts and coconut flakes.
  6. Drizzle honey on top.

Chia seed pudding with coconut milk

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Serves: A group

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds¼ cup
Coconut milk1 cup
Vanilla extract½ teaspoon
Honey, coconut sugar or  palm sugar¼ cup
Cocoa powder (flavor)2 tablespoons
Lemon juice (flavor)¼ cup
Fruit puree (flavor)¼ cup

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add the choice of flavoring from the options available.
  2. Mix till all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours.

Chia seed pudding with cow’s milk

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Serves: A group

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds¾ cup
Cow’s milk3 cups
Sugar3 tablespoons
Vanilla extract2 teaspoons
Cocoa powder or any other flavoring3 tablespoons
Whipped coconut creamFor garnishing
Fresh fruits or chocolate shavingsFor garnishing

METHOD

  1. Take chia seeds, sugar and cocoa powder in a medium size bowl and mix thoroughly until there is no lump.
  2. Add cow’s milk and vanilla extract to the mixture and stir intensely.
  3. Cover the mixture and allow it to refrigerate overnight.
  4. Top with fresh fruits or chocolate shavings and whipped coconut cream and serve.

Vanilla chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds3 tablespoons
Rice milk or almond milk1 cup
Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
Pure maple syrup1 tablespoon
Fruit of choice1
CinnamonA dash

METHOD

  1. Add chia seeds, rice milk or almond milk, vanilla extract and pure maple syrup in a blender and blend until tapioca-like texture is attained.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a sealed container and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve chilled with sliced fruit of choice and a dash of cinnamon.

Coconut chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 3 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2/3 cup
Coconut milk¾ cup
SaltA pinch
Unsweetened shredded coconut2 tablespoons
Coconut water½ cup
Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
Whipped coconut creamFor topping
Fresh fruitsFor topping

METHOD

  1. Mix chia seeds, shredded coconut, coconut milk, salt, coconut water and vanilla extract in a medium size bowl.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours.
  3. While serving, add a layer of chilled pudding to a glass, then a layer of chopped fruits such as raspberry, blueberry or strawberry and top the layer with chilled pudding.
  4. Garnish with chopped fruits and whipped coconut cream.

Banana chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds7 tablespoons
Flax milk1 1/2 cups
Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
Banana1
Honey3 tablespoons
Salt1/8 teaspoon

METHOD

  1. Add milk, chia seeds, sliced banana, vanilla extract, honey and salt to the blender and blend until combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. The chilled pudding is ready to serve.

Simple & easy chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 3-5 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds¼ cup
Milk of choice1 cup
Honey2 tablespoons

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small size bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours; refrigerating it overnight would definitely yield a better consistency.
  3. Serve chilled with any choice of topping.

Pumpkin chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds3 tablespoons
Pumpkin puree¼ cup
Unsweetened almond milk¾ cup
Maple syrup1 tablespoon
Pumpkin pie spice¼ teaspoon
CinnamonA dash
Nuts or pumpkin seeds1 tablespoon

METHOD

  1. Mix chia seeds, pumpkin puree, almond milk, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Wrap the bowl and put it for refrigeration at least for two hours or overnight.
  3. Garnish the pudding with a dash of cinnamon and nuts or pumpkin seeds.
  4. The pudding is ready to serve.

Chia seed pudding for vegans

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Almond milk½ cup
Vanilla extract2 teaspoons
Fresh strawberries6

METHOD               

  1. Blend almond milk, strawberries and vanilla extract in a blender.
  2. Add chia seeds to the mixture and stir well.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes and stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and wait for 20-23 minutes.
  5. Do not refrigerate the mixture; instead, use chilled milk and strawberries in the process.
  6. Once the desired consistency is achieved, stir it once again and serve with chopped strawberries.

Chia seed pudding with soymilk

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Soymilk¾ cup
Honey or maple syrup1 tablespoon
Vanilla extract1 teaspoon

METHOD

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  3. Refrigerate it either for at least 2 hours or at the best overnight.
  4. Stir the pudding and serve immediately.

Note: Chocolate or strawberry can also be considered as flavoring option.

Mango chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Rice milk or cow’s milk¾ cup
Sugar1 tablespoon
Fresh mango1 (medium size)
CinnamonA dash

METHOD

  1. Blend milk of choice, fresh mango slices and sugar in a blender.
  2. Add chia seeds to the mixture and stir thoroughly until mixed well.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cover it and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Once the pudding is lusciously thick, garnish with mango slices and a dash of cinnamon and serve immediately.

Nutty raisin chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Unsweetened almond milk¾ cup
Sugar1 tablespoon
Nuts and raisins¼ cup

METHOD

  1. Blend nuts, unsweetened almond milk and sugar in a blender.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve chilled pudding garnished with chopped nuts and raisins.

Apple chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Milk of choice¾ cup
Honey1 tablespoon
Fresh apple1 (medium size)

METHOD

  1. Put apple slices and chilled milk into the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir well.
  3. Let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and let it sit for 2 hours in room temperature.
  5. Top the pudding with apple slices.
  6. Drizzle honey and serve immediately.

Jackfruit chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds3 tablespoons
Milk of choice1 cup
Jackfruit pulp½ cup
Sugar1 tablespoon

METHOD

  1. Blend milk of choice, jackfruit pulp and sugar in a blender until fully combined.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir for some time.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Serve chilled.

Fig chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Milk of choice¾ cup
Honey1 tablespoon
Figs3-4

METHOD

  1. Blend milk of choice and figs in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add chia seeds to the blended mixture and stir well.
  3. Let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, wrap it up and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Drizzle honey on top of the pudding and serve chilled.

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Date palm chia seed pudding

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 2-8 hours

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTQUANTITY
Chia seeds2 tablespoons
Milk of choice¾ cup
Maple syrup1 tablespoon
Date palms5-7 shreds

METHOD

  1. Mix milk, date palms and maple syrup in a blender until blended well.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add chia seeds to it.
  3. Stir the mixture thoroughly.
  4. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes and stir again.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve the chilled pudding topped with chopped date palms.

What can you do for organic chia seed pudding?

If you wish to go organic, there are various organic canned milk brands available in the market from which you can easily choose the delicious one. Organic coconut milk, organic rice milk, organic almond milk, organic soymilk are few worth mentioning varieties. These make absolute organic chia seed pudding recipes.

Why chia seed pudding is healthy?

Chia seed pudding is basically a combination of chia seeds, milk of choice and honey or maple syrup. Fruits, chocolates and nuts enrich the pudding both nutritionally as well as from taste point of view. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fibers, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, zinc, iron, molybdenum, zinc and niacin. Milk is fortified with proteins and vitamins. Chia seeds on mixing with milk form gelatinous mixture, which has a beneficial role in the stomach. It slows down the process of carbohydrate breakdown. Another advantage of chia seeds is; they do not require being ground for making their nutrients available to the body. Hence, every recipe of chia seed pudding is highly nutritious and healthy.

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