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Chia Seed Pudding Made Easy

Chia pudding made easy

Chia pudding is my go-to dessert because it’s nutritious AND delicious. There are 101 ways to make chia pudding (maybe more), but today I want to share a few of my favorite combinations and how you can get super creative with your own pudding concoctions. I am sure these quick and easy chia seed pudding recipes will become your new favorites.

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The Basics of Chia Seed Pudding

Once you’ve got the basic principles of quick chia pudding recipes down, you’ll create any combination of flavors you can imagine.

Chia Seed Health Benefits

To start with, one ounce of chia seeds packs a punch fiber in the fiber department. One ounce is equivalent to about 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. In 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, you will provide your body with 11 grams of fiber. If you didn’t know this, fiber helps keep you full. So by increasing your fiber intake, you will feel fuller for longer between meals. So, no more growling stomachs in that morning meeting.

Chia seeds also contain decent amounts of protein, and since this is a seed, this would be an excellent protein option for vegans or vegetarians. The ancient Mayan word for strength is “chia”. Chia seeds definitely live up to that quality. These little seeds pack a substantial nutritional punch. They are such a great energy-boosting ingredient to add to any dish. Studies have also found that consuming chia seeds can help lower cardiovascular risks by up to 17%. There are also benefits to reduced cholesterol levels, weight loss, and increased satiety by adding chia seeds into the diet.

Key Nutrients of Chia Seeds

Calcium | Manganese | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Zinc | Vitamin B3 | Vitamin B1 | Vitamin B2 | Fiber | Antioxidants | Protein | Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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3 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds to 1 Cup of Liquid Ratio

From there, the options are endless! Just make sure to mix each combination thoroughly, so the chia seeds are evenly distributed and any powders dissolve completely. Test these and experiment with your own favorite flavor combos.

My Favorite Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Combinations

(Each makes 1 serving).

  • Tropical Rain – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + ½  Cup guava juice + ½ Cup coconut milk
  • Razzies and Cream – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + ½ Cup raspberry puree + ½ Cup almond milk
  • Orange Creamsicle – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + ¾ Cup orange juice + ¼ Cup coconut cream
  • Strawberry Basil – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 cup strawberry puree + 5 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • Energy Gel – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + 1 Tablespoon lime juice + ¾ Cup water + 3 drops stevia
  • Chocolate Dream – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Cup almond milk + 1 Tablespoon cacao powder + 3-5 drops stevia
  • Spirulina Mint – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Cup cashew milk + 10 mint leaves, finely chopped + 1 teaspoon spirulina powder + 3-5 drops stevia

DIRECTIONS

Mix all the ingredients for whichever flavor combination you like, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. If you dislike the chia texture, you can add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.

Top with fresh fruit, such as mango or your favorite berries.

Let’s Discuss Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes!

Did you learn any amazing health and beauty benefits of chia seeds? I would love to hear what your favorite quick and easy chia seed pudding recipe is. Let me know in the comments below. You can also connect with me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva

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REFERENCES:

  1. The Nutrition Source. 2021. Chia Seeds. [online] Available at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/chia-seeds/ [Accessed 31 January 2021].

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