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Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

January 25, 2019

Chia seed pudding is one of the most delicious and nutritious breakfast and/or snacks. This chia seed pudding recipe is extremely easy to re-create and perfect for meal-prepping. I personally love to make it because it’s basically fail-proof. I mean, if someone like me, who has no sense of anything in the kitchen, can make this then you definitely can! 

While these chia seeds’ size are small, they pack a punch! They are able to absorb up to 9x their weight in liquid! On their own, they have almost no taste, but when combined with some form of liquid substance, they begin to have a gel-like consistency. Thus, oftentimes, people mix chia seeds into their smoothes. These seeds are low in calories, but filled with nutrition. They are loaded with anti-oxidants, all the carbs contained within are fiber, an amazing source of protein, high in omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids (acids your body cannot produce on its own), have magnesium and calcium and more! Chia seeds are even linked to lowering risks for heart disease and better bones! Chia seeds are super heroes of foods essentially.

⏳PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

SERVINGS: 2 – EASY TO DUPLICATE & MAKE MORE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbs sweetener – I used honey, but you can use maple syrup, sevia or nothing at all if you want to cut out sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups milk – I use coconut milk because I love the creamier consistency & taste of of it; alternatives include normal milk, almond milk, cashew milk, etc.
  • toppings – this is optional, you can enjoy this on their own or top it with your choice of berries, nuts, granola

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Measure out all of your ingredients
  2. In a bowl or jar, mix together your milk, chia seeds, sweetener and vanilla – make sure there are no lumps of seeds or in the milk
  3. Once well combined, transfer to your desired serving bowls/cups
  4. Cover and place in fridge for at least 20 minutes – I like to keep mine overnight in the fridge to really allow it to settle & to have the seeds have the full gel-like consistency
  5. Top with desired toppings!

This chia seed pudding recipe is so easy because you can easily altar it! From the milk to the sweetener and toppings, you can truly make it your own. And if you like chocolate, simply add some cocoa powder to the mixture to make chocolate chia seed pudding! I usually double or triple this recipe for myself since it lasts throughout the week and it’s SO good I keep craving for more!

A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

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12 Comments

  • Reply Anika May January 26, 2019 at 7:13 am

    This looks so delicious, love this idea!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm

      they are delish!
      xx jen

  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's January 26, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I haven’t made chia seed pudding before, but I have made overnight oats which I think is similar! I eyeball all my measurements. I use similar ingredients but also oats (duh) and yoghurt. Sometimes I’ll get a sweet, flavoured yoghurt, which is nice since I don’t use sweetener. I don’t use vanilla extract, but I’ll use almond extract for fun. And I’ll load up with whatever toppings I have! It’s a fun way to mix it up (: -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm

      ooo i haven’t made overnight oats before! definitely something I want to try out!
      xx jen

  • Reply Danielle Alexa January 27, 2019 at 6:46 am

    These look so delicious, I would love one of these right about now!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm

      ooo girl I am craving these all the time!
      xx jen

  • Reply Comfy Cozy Up January 27, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    This looks yummy….thanks for sharing!
    http://www.comfycozyup.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 28, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      ahh thanks so much for checking it out!
      xx jen

  • Reply Jessica January 28, 2019 at 2:36 am

    This looks sooo deliciously good dear! Love the colors. Thanks for the recipe.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen January 28, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      thanks so much for checking it out!
      xx jen

  • Reply Lewis Johnson February 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Chia pudding is so good.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen March 2, 2019 at 11:46 am

      one of my fave snacks!
      xx jen

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