chia seed pudding
This chia seed pudding is incredibly versatile. It can be made with your choice of milk and sweetener and topped with your favourite topping. It’s quick and easy and will leave you feeling satisfied, satiated and energised!
The ratio of the 3 base ingredients (chia seeds, milk and sweetener) determines the outcome. There are different recommendations for what this looks like. I have made this hundreds of times and for me, the best ratio is 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every ½ cup of milk.
Make sure you mix the seeds in the milk several times before you finally allow it to set, otherwise it will separate in the fridge. I stir it twice and then again after I have left it in the fridge for an hour. Make sure it is clump-free when you finally leave it to set.
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup of your choice of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
For the topping
1 golden kiwi, chopped
1 handful of coconut curls
A sprinkling of toasted, chopped hazelnuts
Combine the chia seeds, milk, honey and vanilla in a bowl and mix well until everything is incorporated. Leave for 5 minutes and then mix again. Transfer to a glass and cover.
Leave to set in the fridge for an hour and then mix again, making sure there are no clumps. Place back into the fridge and leave to set overnight.
In the morning, add your topping ingredients, or any fruit and nut topping of your choice.
Andy’s Sugar Safe Tips:
The beauty of chia seed puddings is that you can store them in the fridge for the whole week and grab one when you need a quick, healthy meal or for an on-the-go snack. They are high in fibre and protein, and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. They should satisfy sugar cravings and satisfy you until your next meal. Healthy topping options to consider include fruit, nuts, coconut, hemp seeds or homemade granola.