What’s inside this article: A simple 2-ingredient recipe for chia pudding that is extremely versatile, with topping ideas, and an overview of the health benefits of eating chia seeds.
Chia pudding is a versatile and nutritious breakfast option that will give you an energized start to your day.
There are so many ways to make this that you can tailor the recipe to whatever your taste preferences are.
Why Eat Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are an excellent addition to any healthy lifestyle. They’re recognized as a super food because of their powerful nutritional punch.
Chia seeds are high in:
You can read about 11 health benefits of chia seeds here.
How to Make Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is super easy to make. The base of the recipe is only two ingredients
Choose your milk
You can use basically any type of milk but I recommend using almond milk. I often use strawberry almond milk in mine.
But regular milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc are all fine to use depending on your taste preferences.
Add the chia seeds
Add your chia seeds into the milk.
I prepare my chia pudding in a yogurt parfait contain but you could also use a mason jar.
I suggest using one tablespoon of chia seeds for each 1/4 cup of milk. This gives you the consistency of typical pudding (think tapioca pudding).
Depending on how thick you like it, you could add either more or less.
You need to make sure there are no clumps of chia seeds in your mixture at all. Stir it up really well and then check back about 5 minutes later and stir it again.
You need to refrigerate the pudding for at least 2 hours so it can thicken, but I always make it in the evening and leave it overnight so I can enjoy it for breakfast.
Add your toppings
Finally the last step before you enjoy the chia pudding – add your toppings.
This is the part that makes the recipe so versatile. My favorite combination is making the pudding with strawberry almond milk and then mixing in chopped strawberries and bananas.
Here are some ideas for you:
- 1 cup of Almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- Add milk to a mason jar or clear yogurt parfait container
- Stir in the chia seeds. Mix well, ensuring there are no clumps of seeds.
- Wait five minutes, then stir again. If any clumps have formed make sure they're broken up.
- Let the mixture sit for 2 to 3 hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator
- Add your choice of toppings and enjoy!