QUICK AND EASY CHIA PUDDING
I love having chia pudding for breakfast. It’s super easy to make and it’s loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
This is a quick and easy recipe that will take you less than 10 minutes to make (if you don’t count soaking the seeds).
I added a small amount of blue spirulina powder to give it a gorgeous blue hue. If you prefer pink vibes, add pink pitaya powder instead. And for purple vibes, mix together blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder.
CHIA SEEDS – THE NEW SUPERFOOD
Chia seeds are often referred to as a superfood. And for a good reason:
- These tiny seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for our health – they help to keep the cholesterol lipid levels within a healthy range.
- Furthermore, chia seeds are relatively high in protein – 28-gram, or 1-ounce, serving of chia seeds contains 5.6 grams of protein.
- They are rich in fiber – a 25g portion of chia seeds contains approximately 9g of fiber. Fiber is super important for a healthy digestive system.
- They are a significant source of calcium – a 25g portion of chia contains 157mg.
- The combination of fat, protein, and fiber supports a healthy heart and stable blood-sugar levels.
CHIA SEEDS NUTRITIONAL PROFILE
Serving size 15g (1 tablespoon):
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 0.8 g
Omega 3: 3g
BLUE SPIRULINA POWDER
This beautiful blue color comes from blue spirulina powder. Blue spirulina is a blue pigment derived from blue-green algae. It’s very rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants.
This powder is very mild in flavor, almost flavorless. It’s perfect for coloring raw cakes, smoothies, lattes, noodles, rice, and more.
HOW TO MAKE EASY CHIA PUDDING
Whisk together 200 ml almond milk, chia seeds, and sweetener (if using) in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then whisk again to prevent it from clumping. Leave it at room temperature for 45 minutes.
Add 150 g coconut yogurt, 50 ml almond milk, and 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder to the chia mixture and stir well until combined.
Note: If the pudding looks a bit thick, you can add an extra few tablespoons of almond milk and stir again.
Serve in jars, top with coconut yogurt and fresh or frozen berries. Enjoy!
Note: The pudding is ready to eat right away.
TIPS AND SUBSTITUTES
Blue spirulina powder: If you don’t have blue spirulina powder, add any natural food coloring powder you like or have in your pantry. Check out Color Me Naturally for some ideas.
Maple syrup: You can substitute it with agave.
Almond milk: You can use other plant-based milk like rice or oat.
EASY CHIA PUDDING IS:
- Super easy to make
- Ready in less than 10 minutes
- Packed with healthy fats
- Healthy and nutritious
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Easy Chia Pudding
- 150 g coconut yogurt
- frozen berries
- Whisk together 200 ml almond milk, chia seeds, and sweetener (if using) in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then whisk again to prevent it from clumping. Leave it at room temperature for 45 minutes.
- Add 150 g coconut yogurt, 50 ml almond milk and 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder to the chia mixture and stir well until combined.Note: If the pudding looks a bit thick, you can add an extra couple of tablespoons of almond milk and stir again.
- Serve in jars and top with coconut yogurt and fresh or frozen berries. Enjoy!
* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.