3 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes

3 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes

Do you like chia seeds? What about pudding? Okay, great because today we’re going to make three super easy chia pudding recipes – chocolate banana, strawberry, and matcha chia pudding.

Fun Fact: Chia seeds come originally from Mexico and back in the day Aztec warriors used chia seeds as an energy booster during battles. (source: WebMD)

The main ingredient in all three recipes is chia seeds. As you probably already know chia seeds are a superfood that is very easy to digest and full of nutrients. At the same time, they have very few calories. 1 tbsp is about 60 calories. Chia seeds are also really high in fiber, which is important for our digestion, heart health, and blood sugar control.

Did you know? Chia seeds contain five times more calcium than a glass of milk.

Chia seeds are full of nutrients

Okay, so now when you know all that. Let get into these chia pudding recipes. As I told you they are extremely easy to make and you can get really creative by switching ingredients depending on what you like.

Here are a few things that you might want to know in advance. I’m using a coconut almond milk, but you can use any milk you like. However, if you prefer a creamier pudding, try a coconut milk. Otherwise, almond milk works great.

As a sweetener, I’m using maple syrup but other alternatives are liquid stevia, coconut sugar or honey.

The pudding can stay in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Keep in mind that the longer it stays, the thicker it gets. If it’s too thick, you can always add a bit more milk and stir well.

Some garnish ideas are coconut flakes, lime zest, fresh fruit, or nuts.

Matcha chia pudding recipe, chocolate banana chia pudding, strawberry chia pudding

3 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut almond milk

3 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 banana smashed

2-3 tsp of maple syrup

1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

splash of vanilla extract

Directions:

In a small bowl whisk together the chia seeds, milk, vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Next, add the bananas. Mix well. Pour it in a serving cup or bowl and put it in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.

Matcha Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut almond milk

3 tbsp chia seeds

1-2 tsp matcha powder

2 tbsp of maple syrup

splash of vanilla extract

fruits and nuts, for topping

Directions:

Mix the milk and matcha first. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk well. Pour the mixture into a serving cup, let it chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Add your preferred toppings and enjoy.

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut milk

3 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp maple syrup

splash of vanilla extract

handful of strawberries

1/2 tsp of lemon zest (optional)

Directions:

Pour almond milk, strawberries, maple syrup, vanilla extract and lemon zest in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more maple syrup if needed. Add the blended mixture and chia seeds to a bowl and whisk well. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

3 chia pudding recipes

My personal favorite is the matcha pudding. I will eat it in the morning, it has a lot of caffeine, so it ends up being my breakfast and coffee alternative. But I also love the chocolate banana because it’s like a sweet treat.

Have you tried any chia pudding recipes? Which one is your favorite?

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