If you have seen these beautiful pictures of chia seed pudding or parfaits but thought making them is too much of a hassle, we have got you covered! This is actually the easiest thing to make!
Chia seeds are edible seeds that come from the desert plant Salvia Hispanic, a flowering plant in the mint family that grows in Central America and Mexico. The seeds are almost flavourless and are a good source of omega, iron, calcium, fibre, magnesium and antioxidants.
You can sprinkle them on any salad, add them to a smoothie or even make a pudding.
Chia seed pudding is a good breakfast if you are on the run or if you are not much of a morning person. This is a base chia seeds pudding recipe, meaning you can chop and change as you want!
- 3-4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- Sometimes I add cacao, cinnamon, nutmeg – all depending on what your overall flavour profile you are going for.
- Fresh berries, desiccated coconut, nuts, nut butters, granola, sliced bananas or any other fruit.
- Combine milk and honey in a small jar, bowl or glass. Taste it, you can also add any of the optional extras to boost the flavour.
- Add chia seeds and give your mixture a good stir, for about 5-10 minutes (if you don’t stir it, the seeds will clump at the bottom and instead of creamy pudding you will get chia seeds with liquid on top)
- Cover your bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (ideally overnight).
- Before serving stir it once again, top it with fresh berries, fruits, nuts (or anything you like).
- Your healthy (Instagram-worthy) breakfast is ready to enjoy!
There is no doubt that chia seeds are a great source of protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acid. But, remember there is no miracle food, so do not have any unrealistic expectations. If you haven’t tried chia seeds before they will be a great addition to a well-balanced diet!