At Nuts.com, we love chia seed puddings because they’re delicious, versatile and super easy to make. You can enjoy them as a breakfast or healthy snack to tide you over until your next meal. Chia seeds are tiny powerhouses of nutrition that can help reduce cholesterol, lower blood sugar, aid weight loss, prolong hydration, and more. They’re also the richest plant source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which protect the heart and reduce inflammation.
The general ratio for making chia seed pudding is to use 3 tablespoons of chia seeds for every one cup of liquid. You can use soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or any liquids you like. There are so many ways to enjoy them! We wanted to share some of our favorite chia seed pudding recipes with you.
This is a great healthy fix for the times when you’re craving the delicious combination of mint and chocolate. The recipe uses cacao powder to lend that signature chocolate flavor and color. The great thing about cacao powder is that it provides a rich chocolate taste without any added sugar. Instead, you can add your own natural sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar. Cacao powder is also chock-full of protective antioxidants for a healthy chocolate treat!
This delicious chia pudding is made with fresh strawberries and a special energy-boosting superfood known as maca powder. It’s a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and seven essential amino acids. Athletes use maca powder to improve energy and endurance, although it’s also known to help manage stress levels. With some delicious almond butter mixed in, you’ll also be adding protein, fiber & healthy fats to your diet.
This banana-nut chia pudding tastes as scrumptious as the name sounds. It’s made with chia seeds, milk, mashed banana, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix the ingredients together in a matter of minutes the night before, set it in the fridge to chill, and enjoy it for breakfast the next morning. You can throw some pistachios on top for extra protein and dietary fiber. If you love banana-nut muffins, this is a much healthier way to enjoy that delicious nutty banana flavor.
Angela of Oh She Glows has a nifty trick for making this chia pudding almost instantly! She uses ice cubes made from almond milk so that you don’t have to wait hours for the recipe to chill. Brilliant! We also love that she uses Medjool dates to sweeten the recipe naturally, while adding a boost of potassium. This is the perfect healthy treat to satisfy a chocolate craving. It’s loaded with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals.
This mango-coconut chia pudding uses white chia seeds, which have the same nutritional content as regular chia seeds but offer a different look. Mixed with fresh mango and coconut milk, this chia pudding is truly a tropical delight. The end result is a healthy treat adorned with fresh strawberries, sliced almonds, and coconut flakes. Enjoy this chia pudding for breakfast or as a midday pick-me-up. It’s both refreshing and enticing.
What is your favorite way to make chia seed pudding?