Chia pudding is so delicious, you feel like you’re having an ‘off-limits’ treat, when in fact you’re doing your body a huge favour with each mouthful. It’s instant pudding for the health conscious! You could actually eat this pudding for breakfast. Guilt free. Hello!
High in omega 3 and protein, and full of antioxidants and minerals, chia seeds are basically little food super heroes. And even better, this dessert is so quick to make. Though you will need a little patience waiting for it to set.
- 6 tablespoons chia seeds
- 475ml almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
If you want to make Chocolate/Banana Chia Pudding as seen in my photos here, then add the following:
- 1 banana
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
If you don’t have protein powder, no problem, just add 2 tbsp of cacao powder. You may use cocoa powder too, but cacao is best from a health point of view.
- Place all the ingredients in a blender.
- Combine until you see a smooth texture.
- Pour into a sealed container.
- Leave in your fridge overnight to ‘set’.
For a thicker pudding, blend all the ingredients except the chia in a blender, then stir the chia seeds in afterwards before transferring to a sealed container.