Easy Chia Pudding Recipe

Easy chia pudding recipe

We live by the 80/20 rule when it comes to food in our house.

We eat healthy food as close to its natural source as possible 80% of the time and relax the eating arrangements 20% of the time.

This works for us because it means we have a balanced outlook on food. We know we eat well most of the time and so when we have our treats on the weekend, we don’t go on a major blowout or anything, but we do enjoy whatever it is we choose to indulge in – guilt free.

When summer rolled around, we wanted to find a weekday breakfast that was quick and easy to prepare, healthy but also delicious and filling.

One day, I stumbled across this Triple Berry Chia Pudding recipe created by Clare of Checks and Spots and thought to myself, “I can make this!”

That sparkly self-confidence was quickly dulled when I realised I was missing several key ingredients, but I soldiered on anyway and ended up creating my own version.

I’ve been asked to share it numerous times, so here it is!

Easy chia pudding recipe

Easy Chia Pudding Recipe

Prepare the night before. Serves 4-6 people.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  • 3 cups of almond milk

Optional Extras

  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey

Method

  • Whisk the chia seeds and almond milk together in a bowl. {Add your optional extras in at this point too, if you’re using any.}
  • Let the mixture stand for 8 minutes.
  • Whisk again thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into an airtight container and place in fridge to set overnight.

To serve

  • Scoop the chia pudding into a bowl.
  • Add your choice of chopped fruit, nuts and seeds.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can get chia seeds anywhere – at supermarkets and health food stores.
  • My favourite almond milk is Vitasoy Unsweetened Almond Milk. I’ve tried a bazillion and this one sits atop my list because it’s not sickly sweet, doesn’t have a strong taste, does has a milk-like consistency and is even great for “proper” coffees.
  • It’s important to let the mixture stand for 8 minutes before whisking again thoroughly to prevent the pudding from being all clumpy and gross. Trust me on this. It works!
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Easy chia pudding recipe

Are you a chia pudding fan?

How do you like to make yours?

Comments

  1. merilyn says

    we are the same! … 80/20!
    I have this sort of thing everyday!
    we also have a nutri bullet and make it into a smoothie! … also easy to take with you which we did yesterday!
    mr m being a dab hand at it!;X
    sometimes I sneak a bit of cacao into it for a chocolate hit! … good for me/you too!
    have a good one hun! love m:)X

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