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Easy Vanilla Chia Pudding

By Monday, October 21, 2013 , , , , ,


A chia pudding makes the perfect snack when combined with some fruit, some granola or nuts, and a big dollop of coconut yoghurt, or you can layer it with overnight oats to make a filling and delicious breakfast. I often use blueberries in mine to add colour, flavour and extra bulk, but you can leave it plain or use another frozen fruit instead. You could even add cacao powder to make a delicious chocolatey dessert Either way, a chia pudding is a fantastic way to get necessary protein and omega 3's into a healthy and balanced diet, and these tiny little seeds are definitely superfoods.

Serves 1

You will need:

3 tbsps chia seeds
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine the chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla extract in a sealed container or jar and mix or shake well. Leave it in the fridge to gel and thicken for at least half an hour, then mix and shake again, returning it to the fridge for another hour but preferably overnight. When you're ready to eat it, just remove it from the fridge and enjoy topped with your favourite fruits and superfoods.

For a fruity alternative, reduce the almond milk to 1/4 a cup, and add 1/2 a cup frozen and blended berries to the chia seeds instead.

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16 comments

  1. Hi! What's the yellow thing on top? And what are the toppings you use? Thanks, love your recipes ;)

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    1. The yellow stuff is mango puree, and I use all sorts of toppings- nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut, etc :)

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  2. i was wondering how the consistensy is! is it oatmeal-ish or porrige like ??? seen it a lot and it looks very interesting :)

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  3. Hi! Why my chia pudding doesn't thicken? I just put 3/4 cup almond milk unsweetened, 3 tbs. chia seeds and vanilla extract ��

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  4. would this be a filling breakfast item?

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    1. I would personally say no, I eat this as a snack, you'd want to double it if you were having it for a breakfast, or top it with a banana, nuts, granola, etc to make it more filling :)

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  5. How do you know if the chia seeds have expanded fully? I left it overnight but it doesn't seem to have thickened :-(

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    1. Did you stir it properly? Mine starts to thicken up within an hour and I give it a stir up so it thickens evenly overnight

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  6. Do you prepare a jar every time or do you prepare a bunch of it so you have it for 3-4 days (I think it should last for 4 days max)?
    Thanks :)

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  7. I made this, eating it with my eggs n spinach scramble. I did as the recipe says but I did add some splenda brown sugar and some cinnamon, and about 1/2 sliced banana.
    This was my first time, I always have chia seeds on hand, but never have soaked them or ate them like this, not bad, and something different, too, I will need to play around with it and add nuts granola etc. This does seem like a lot tho, next time I make it I will make a smaller amount

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    1. If you leave the banana out it won't be as big! Also- I generally just eat it alone as a snack rather than eating it with something like spinach + eggs, but up to you!

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