The Best Chia Seed Coconut Pudding (+ 5 Delicious Flavour Variations)
Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, and are loaded with protein and fibre to keep you satisfied. My favourite way to enjoy chia seeds is as a delicious pudding for breakfast. Simply pop the ingredients in a bowl after dinner, whisk together, pop in the fridge, and in the morning you’ve got a nutritious breakfast ready and waiting.
Chia Seed Coconut Pudding
Makes: 2 main meal servings or 4 snack servings
For the pudding
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1.5 cups unsweetened coconut milk (I like the Australia’s Own Organic Brand)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup, honey OR 4 – 8 drops liquid stevia (I like Nirvana Organics)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- Sliced banana or berries
- Coconut Yoghurt
- 1 tbsp shaved dark chocolate or granola
- Maple syrup or honey
- Place all ingredients for the pudding in a bowl and using a whisk or fork, stir together vigorously for 2 – 3 minutes. Cover bowl with a lid and place in the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight.
- In the morning divide mixture between 2 glasses, layering with sliced banana or berries.
- Top it off with a dollop of coconut yoghurt, a sprinkle of granola or dark chocolate, and an extra drizzle of maple syrup.
- Sit down, dig in and enjoy
5 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Variations
– Chocolate Peanut Butter
Omit the cinnamon and ad 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder plus 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter.
– Pumpkin Pie
Swap the cinnamon for 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice and add 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree. Top with toasted pecans and coconut yoghurt.
– Matcha Mango
Add 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder to the pudding mix. Serve with sliced fresh mango and shredded coconut.
– Turmeric Tahini Date
Omit the cinnamon. Place the coconut milk in a blender, and add 1.5 tsp turmeric spice blend (such as Heal’r), 1-2 tbsp tahini, and 2 pitted medjool dates. Blend together and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
– Açai Berry Bliss
Mix 1 tbsp freeze dried açai powder into basic pudding mixture. Serve with fresh or frozen berries, coconut yoghurt and a sprig of mint.
Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, a Health At Every Size (HAES) Exercise Physiologist and health coach.
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