Chia seeds are yet another superfood I absolutely love, they’re packed with omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, calcium, protein, antioxidants and so much more. If you need more convincing, chia seeds are simply so easy to add to your meals, just sprinkle them over anything and there’s no cooking required. If you decide to soak your chia seeds, that will increase their nutritional benefits. Without rambling on too much, chia seeds are also great for cardiovascular and digestive health, too.
Today, I’m going to teach you how to make chia seed fruit puddings – my favourite way to consume these yummy goodness. I must say it tops the list in terms of one of the most delicious nutritional foods. I love my ice-creams and desserts, just ask my partner, there’s always some of that in the fridge and freezer but chia seed fruit puddings not only hits the spot as an awesome dessert, it makes you feel so good about having one. What can I say, but if you haven’t had a chia seed fruit pudding you’re missing out.
Chia seed fruit puddings are simply fantastic for breakfast, snacks or desserts. Whenever I make one the night before I’m always so eager for the morning. The only thing that stops me devouring it the night before is they’re best done overnight or with a least 5 to 6 hours to sit in the fridge. The first time I made my chia seed fruit puddings for desserts I asked my partner if he’d like to have one for himself or just one to share. Well, guess what, that question was very quickly answered as he scooped every last bit of his very own mason jar full of chia seed fruit pudding.
Now that I’ve gone on and on about how good and easy it is. Here’s how I make it with just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes. All you need is:
- chia seeds
- milk, juice or water (unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, apple juice, coconut water etc.)
- sweetener (maple syrup, honey, brown sugar etc.)
- flavouring (vanilla extract, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, matcha powder etc.)
- toppings (fresh fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut flakes)
As long as you have at least one ingredient in each category, you’re good to go. Just mix and match as much or as little as you like. I’ve made so many combinations, I simply can’t decide my favourite. Here are a few to begin with if you can’t decide.
- coconut milk + brown sugar + vanilla extract + blueberries & coconut flakes
- almond milk + maple syrup + cocoa powder + strawberries & chocolate chips
- soy milk + honey + cinnamon powder + banana & nuts
The list of possibilities is endless.