Sunday, 17 August 2014

Basic Chia Pudding


I absolutely adore chia puddings; they're the perfect size for a snack and you can also double the ingredients and add various toppings to make a filling and energising breakfast. In the past I've posted recipes for a banana chia pudding and a chocolate chia pudding, but I've never posted one for a basic version. You can add whatever flavours you like to this pudding, or you could just eat it as it is! If you don't add anything else to this recipe then the milk you use is important to consider - I love using coconut, almond or rice milk when I make it but oat milk probably wouldn't work as well because it doesn't have as strong a taste as the others. But no matter what milk you decide to use this will still be an amazing meal to start your morning with or a great snack to keep you going throughout the day!



Ingredients
Serves 1 (double the ingredients for a more substantial meal)

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used rice milk which is naturally quite sweet so I didn't need to use any sweetener)
  • liquid sweetener of choice, to taste (optional)
  • flavouring of choice, to taste (such as vanilla extract, cinnamon, lucuma powder, maca powder, carob powder etc.) (optional)


Method

Mix all the ingredients together in a jar or airtight container (give it a quick shake too, just to make sure everything is incorporated) then pop it into the fridge. After about half an hour give the chia pudding another quick stir then leave it in there for another few hours, until the chia seeds have soaked up the majority of the milk and the pudding has thickened. You can either devour it as soon as it's ready or store it in the fridge for 3 - 4 days until you're ready to eat it. Enjoy!



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6 comments

  1. Aaah this looks so good! and those strawberries are so perfect! Have a beautiful day lovely!!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much :) I have a strawberry slicer and it creates perfect slices every time, I love it haha! Thank you sweetie, you too xxx

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  2. When you say you like using coconut milk, do you mean the thick canned type or a more dilute drinking type?
    Thanks x

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    1. I use the drinking type but I'm sure the canned one would be yummy too! :) xxx

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    2. Ok thanks! This might be a silly question but my chia seeds are black - are they a different type to yours or do they turn pale as they soak? xx

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    3. That's not a silly question at all! You can get white chia seeds and black chia seeds - they're both exactly the same apart from the colour! I have both but I used the white ones in this particular chia pudding :) xxx

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