Easy recipe for vegan chia pudding. All you need is one simple ratio.
Last week I posted my “fast food” breakfast on Instagram
and I realized I haven’t posted here about one of my favorite breakfasts. I was in the car just after school drop-off with my pretty cup of chia pudding and berries. In the rush of making kids breakfasts and lunches I don’t always remember or have time to feed myself a nutritious breakfast. So chia pudding is my go-to. I take 1 minute to shake almond milk and chia seeds together before bed and I have an instant breakfast ready in the morning. I will admit that I was not a fan of chia pudding the first time I tried it. However, I’ve grown to absolutely love chia pudding and even my cereal loving husband is on board and gets really excited when I’ve made a big batch. Chia is a fantastic source of plant based protein and energy. This superfood was first used by the Aztecs as early as 3500 BC! These little seeds swell in liquid, forming a gelatinous outer layer a bit like tapioca.
Chia pudding doesn’t really require a recipe at all. It’s so simple. All you need to remember is this ratio: 3 tablespoons chia per cup of liquid
. Then let it sit overnight. I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any milk would work. You can also mix in fruit, cinnamon, some pumpkin, cacao… whatever you like!
After the pudding sits overnight it’s time to eat. I like chia pudding best with a little granola or nuts, and berries. It’s much tastier with a bit of crunch and variety on top.
Chia pudding is also great layered in smoothies.
Persimmon with a pinch of cinnamon.
Have you tried chia pudding yet? If not, give it a try this week and let me know what you think!
Chia Pudding Recipe
Simple chia pudding recipe.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or favorite milk)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- liquid stevia or maple syrup to taste
- Place almond milk and chia seeds into a canning jar and cover with the lid. Shake until well combined. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup or sweeten to taste with stevia or desired sweetener. Place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hours. Serve!
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 mins.
Total time: 8 hrs.
Tags: breakfast, dessert, health, vegan, vegetarian, chia