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Superfood Chia Seed Pudding

by Nensi Beram
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Recipe characteristics

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Loaded with essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber
  • Makes a healthy and delicious breakfast
  • You can add toppings of your choice
  • Dietary requirements: vegan (dairy-free), gluten-free, soy-free (add coconut yogurt for soy-free option), and nut-free (use rice or oat milk instead of nut milks for nut-free option).

Notes on ingredients

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Chia seeds: These tiny seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.  You can use white or black chia seeds for this recipe.
  • Rice Milk: Substitute with cashew milk, soy milk, oat milk or almond milk. If you are not vegan, you can use regular milk.
  • Coconut yogurt: You can easily substitute it with other dairy-free and vegan alternatives, as long as they are delicious, thick and creamy. You can also use regular yogurt if you are not vegan.
  • Blue spirulina powder: 100 % natural food coloring will give you the most beautiful blue color which can range from pastel to deep blue depending on how much you use.
  • Pink pitaya powder:  100 % natural food coloring with a deep pink color. To get purple hue, mix pink pitaya and blue spirulina powder.
  • Maple syrup (optional): You can substitute it with agave syrup or sweetener of your choice.

NOTE: If you don’t have blue spirulina or pink pitaya powder, add any natural food coloring powder you like or have in your pantry. Check out Color Me Naturally for some ideas.

Superfood Chia Seed Pudding

Blue spirulina powder – 100 % natural food coloring

  • Blue spirulina, also called Blue Majik, is a blue pigment derived from blue-green algae.
  • It is a 100 % natural food coloring rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants.
  • It gives you the most incredible blue color which can range from pastel to deep blue depending on how much you use.
  • It is very mild in flavor and it does not have a fishy taste unlike green spirulina.
  • It’s perfect for coloring raw cakes, smoothies, lattes, noodles, rice, and more. Just add a teaspoon of this amazing powder and the magic will happen.
  • It is heat-sensitive so it can fade and lose its color when used at high temperatures (when baking or making pancakes it is best to use Butterfly Pea Flower powder instead).
  • To get gorgeous purple hue, try mixing blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder.
  • Store it in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight at room temperature.
  • For more information on natural food colorings, check out Color Me Naturally.

Pink pitaya powder

  • Pink pitaya, also called the Dragon fruit, is a delicious fruit very high in fiber and rich in antioxidants.
  • It has a deep pink color and a sweet tropical and slightly tangy taste.
  • It is specially freeze-dried to preserve flavor and nutrients.
  • The recommended daily dose is three teaspoons, equaling 6 grams.
  • Blend it into your smoothies, breakfast bowls, lattes, and more.
  • Store it in a cool dry place, in an airtight container. Pitaya powder is very sensitive to moisture and can easily get lumpy and hard if not stored correctly. If that happens, just dissolve it in some hot water before use.
  • For more information on natural food colorings, check out Color Me Naturally.

How to make it

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

Step 1

Whisk together rice milk, chia seeds, and sweetener (if using) in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then whisk again a few times to prevent it from clumping. Leave it at room temperature for 45 minutes.

Step 2

Add 150-200 g coconut yogurt 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 rice milk and stir again.

Step 3

For the first layer take half of the chia+yogurt+blue spirulina mixture and add 1/2 teaspoon pink pitaya powder (when you mix blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder, you’ll get a nice purple hue). Stir well to combine.

Step 4

Evenly spoon chia pudding into two jars or glasses, beginning with the purple layer first, and then the blue layer.

Serving suggestion

Serve in jars and top with fresh or frozen berries.  The pudding is ready to eat right away.

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Superfood Chia Seed Pudding

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Superfood Chia Seed Pudding

Superfood Chia Seed Pudding

Nensi Beram
Superfood Chia Seed Pudding is loaded with  essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. It is quick and easy to make and makes a great breakfast option for busy mornings.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 234 kcal

Ingredients
  

Topping

  • fresh or frozen berries

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together rice milk, chia seeds, and sweetener (if using) in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then whisk again a few times to prevent it from clumping. Leave it at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  • Add 150-200 g coconut yogurt 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 rice milk and stir again.
  • For the first layer take half of the chia+yogurt+blue spirulina mixture and add 1/2 teaspoon pink pitaya powder (when you mix blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder, you'll get a nice purple hue). Stir well to combine.

Layering

  • Evenly spoon chia pudding into two jars or glasses, beginning with the purple layer first, and then the blue layer.

Serving suggestion

  • Serve in jars and top with fresh or frozen berries.  The pudding is ready to eat right away. 
Did you make this recipe?Please leave a comment below and let us know how it was. We are very grateful for your feedback.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Superfood Chia Seed Pudding
Amount per Serving
Calories
234
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Sodium
 
61
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%

* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

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2 comments

Faina February 16, 2022 - 8:12 pm

I think you mean 5 grams or 15 grams chia seeds. Definitely not 50 grams.

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Nensi Beram February 16, 2022 - 11:04 pm

Hi, Faina! No, you need 50 grams for this recipe (that’s about 4 tablespoons).

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