Using chia seed pudding might just be the easiest healthy breakfast you can make. All you have to do is stir chia seeds and milk together along with any sweetener of choice and a couple of hours later you’ve got the most delicious chia pudding.
And here’s the best part: it’s SUPER healthy. Chia pudding is high in protein, full of omega-3s, packed with fiber and helps keep you full and satisfied all day long. It’s also meal-prep friendly which makes it all that much better for busy moms and professionals.
So today I’m going to talk all about how to make chia pudding, give you some tips and tricks for making it taste amazing and I’m even showing you 6 of my favorite healthy chia pudding recipes.
This is the beauty of chia pudding. Once you have the chia seed-to-liquid ratio right, the flavor possibilities are endless.
Chia Seed Pudding Serving Suggestions
On its own, chia pudding is creamy, rich, and lightly sweet. But let’s be honest: the best part of any chia seed pudding recipe is the toppings! Here are some of my favorites:
- Fresh fruit. I love piling berries and tart cherries on chia seed pudding. Use fresh ones in the summer and thawed frozen ones for the rest of the year.
- Something crunchy, like coconut flakes, chopped nuts, or homemade granola.
- Something sweet. Add an extra drizzle of maple syrup. Honey works too!
How to Flavor Chia Seed Pudding
- Nut butter: whether used as a topping, as a layer or stirred into the mix. I like raw almond butter, raw cashew butter and also peanut butter (duh)
- Chocolate: you can never go wrong with chocolate, but if you’re looking for something different stir some raw cacao powder into your chia – it’s going to make it taste like dessert!
- Fruit: fruit is another way to totally change up the flavors of your chia pudding, while also adding sweetness and more nutrients. I like berries, banana, apples, pears, peaches, you name it!
- Coconut: if you’re a coconut lover like me, this is a great way to jazz up the flavor of your pudding – whether you use coconut milk in the base, shredded or flaked coconut on top, or even coconut butter as a drizzle.
- Jams & spreads: if you don’t have access to fresh fruit, or you want to avoid browning or tons of added sweeteners, pick up a no added sugar 100% fruit spread. There are tons of flavors to choose from too!
- Spices: have some fun here – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, cardamom, etc. are all amazing ways to add a punch of flavor!
More Chia Pudding Recipes :
- Banana bread Chia Pudding Recipe
- Cranberry Chia Pudding recipe
- Choc Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
- Chia Pudding With Yogurt Recipe
- Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding Recipe
- Keto Chia Pudding With Raspberry and Almond Milk
- Creamy Mango Chia Pudding With Almond Milk
Love chia seeds? Be sure to check out all of my chia pudding recipes