Last Updated on October 1, 2019 by Cookie
Never tried it before? Now, it is time to dare for one of the healthiest, light, easy, loaded with nutrients and dietary-free Chia breakfast pudding. A quick and easy chia breakfast recipe to make it at home with all the best ingredients.
My first experience with chia seeds was okay. I even didn’t understand the taste, I thought it was another new restaurant invention to attract visitors. But, when I read about these seeds that are full of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, and fibers, I promise me that I will definitely have this for all my mornings.
Chia pudding is full of vitamins that will energize your day and your body. Combined with maraquia gem, fresh fruits, or granola – this best chia pudding at breakfast is one on my have-to-eat on the list. This thick and creamy coconut chia pudding is loaded with nutrients and is one of the healthiest snacks to have in the morning.
Chia seeds can make your ideal start-up of the day and can suit your keto diet. This quick 2 ingredients – chia with coconut milk – are so perfect together that you will fall in love with it. The biggest advantage of chia pudding, is that you can personalize, experience with any amazing flavors you have at home. This balanced snack full in protein helps keep you full all day long. This satisfied and delicious chia pudding is a make-ahead breakfast. You can make it in the evening, put it in the fridge and use on the 2nd, or even on the 4th day. Just flavor it with you fresh fruits, gems, or granola on top, and et voilà. The endless topping possibilities is so vast that you can make it yourself. For example, I like to flavor my chia pudding with maple syrup – instead of vanilla or other sweetener – I simply adore this great combination of maple syrup with chia.
What is Chia seeds?
Chia seeds have a lot of health benefits, as they are full of antioxidants and rich source of fibers that improve and balance cholesterol levels. It is recommended to eat not more than one portion of chia pudding a day, as it has some side effects, as well. For example, if you eat too much chia seeds it may cause choking, if you have some difficulty swallowing. Also, studies show that some people may have allergy eating chia seeds.
Chia pudding has a nice effect on weight loss and helps you to have a sleeping better.
Another great benefit of chia seeds is that it can control your hunger as they are full of nutrients and thus they enhance your diet.
Now, I will show you how to make your best and easy chia pudding at home, so that you will avoid over-priced restaurants breakfast.
How to make Chia Pudding?
In a bowl, mix chia seeds with coconut milk, or any dietary-milk. I strongly recommend to mix very very well until all the chia seeds have been incorporated with the milk and became a thick texture. Also, to obtain a thicker or jelly-like consistency – I use a natural ingredient the hardener that helps to thicken my chia texture. After I have mixed my three ingredients very well, I put my chia aside just to settle down some minutes to avoid clumps. This is very important to refrigerate your chia pudding clump-free, as it may separate in the fridge and you will not get the desired texture and product. You can keep your chia pudding up to 2 – 4 days in the fridge.
Chia pudding is a perfect breakfast dish for anyone, and especially for those that are vegetarians or on a keto diet. They are highly nutritious, tasty – if garnished with delicious flavors. It contains a long list of health benefits and is an ideal healthy dietary supplement for most, and especially for those who want to lose some weight.
This coconut chia pudding recipe is a great and easy make-ahead meal that soaks overnight in the fridge for a delicious and healthy gut-friendly breakfast. I think that chia breakfast pudding is for everyone to savor.
Here are some ways to flavor chia pudding:
- Maple syrup used as a topping or as a layer on the top. For me this is one of the most delicious chia puddings to have for a healthy breakfast, but you can substitute it with honey.
- Fresh fruits, especially raspberries go so well with chia thanks to a nicely sweet/sour balance with the light chia seeds.
- Chocolate toppings is also a great option for those who adore chocolates. You will never go wrong with a chocolate garnish – it will look like a nice desert and your kids will simply adore this healthy and nutritious breakfast meal.
- Maraquia gems topped on the chia, also one of my favorite toppings, but you can go for any kind of gems you like. This is the great point about chia that any healthy home-made gem goes perfectly with it.
- Granola is also a great option for chia pudding flavored with honey. Granola takes a little more time to be cooked, but worth that time as it so healthy and beneficial for your body. You can check my home-made granola recipe.
How long does Chia Pudding lasts in the fridge?
Best chia pudding has to overnight in the fridge before serving. But, you can fridge your home-made chia up to 2-4 days, and it will be okay with some tasty and healthy toppings. In case you are in a hurry, you can fridge your chia pudding at least one hour, but tastes better when chia stays in the refrigerator longer to get a thicker consistency.
Chia Pudding Tips:
- Instead of coconut milk, you can go for a dietary milk, or yogurt.
- You can escape the hardener, many still prefer a more liquid chia consistency.
- Replace maple syrup with honey, or vanilla extract.
- Topping can be absolutely different from frozen fruits, slices of banana, almonds, a dusting of cinnamon, granola, to fresh fruits or simple a gem.
Let’s not rule out that all deserts are unhealthy, but on the contrary a fabulous and delicious chia pudding can make it one of the best ever deserts. Don’t miss out one of the healthiest chia deserts, go and try it if you still haven’t, yet!
- rubber spatula
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 canned coconut milk
- maple syrup
- In a bowl, mix very well 3 tbsp of chia with 1 canned coconut milk. This is the portion for 2 people.
- Add one pack of hardener (0.17oz a pack) to make the consistency thicker.
- Try to avoid clumps, as it may separate your chia pudding in the fridge so mix well until it has a nice and thick texture.
- Set aside for some minutes, and then put it in the fridge.
- I add maple syrup before serving, some fresh fruits, or granola on top.