Chia Puddings!

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February 17, 2013

Chia puddings are the best! So easy to make and so healthy for you. Another magnificent thing about these tasty treats is that they are gluten free and dairy free. Well mine are anyway, but you can certainly use dairy if you wish.

They are so versatile that you can eat them for breakfast or dessert or even a snack.

Either way, it's always time for a chia pudding!

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Now there are so many ways you can make these, I'm just going to outline how I make mine and I vary what I add to them depending what's in the fridge/pantry/fruit bowl!

 

What you will need

Chia seeds!! About 1-2 tblspns per pudding. For all the health benefits of chia, please read my chia blog here

50ml Organic coconut cream per pudding

1/2 tspn of Honey per pudding (optional) only if you need more sweetness than fruit provides...hubby and I like to add a little of this amazing creamed cinnamon honey that friends bought us on Stradbroke Island.

Fruit of your choice, I love using mango, berries, kiwi fruit, plums, bananas- just cut up as much as you'd like to serve per person. Add just one fruit or a few types depending on your fancy

100ml Almond milk per pudding (or milk of your choice)

1 tspn or 2gr per pudding of a superfood powder, this is optional but of course adding powders like maca, acai or greens (spirulina, wheat or barley grass powders etc.) really gives you an extra oomph! We use an acai berry blend powder by Nutra Organics which you can buy from my affiliate HERE

1 level tspn of cacao per pudding but this is optional if you don't want it chocolatey, but I highly recommend as it will boost the antioxidant activity of your pudding even further! See pic below for cacao benefits

Assembly

Take 2 glasses or you can even use bowls, we like to use wine glasses as it makes us feel fancy and looks pretty!

First put the chia seeds in the bottom of glass and add coconut cream and honey.

Give a stir and then leave to soak overnight in fridge for brekkie or for a full day if making dessert.

You will find that after soaking, you will have a nice firm pudding consistency as the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid. This is when you put your cut up fruit on top.

Then in a separate glass or bowl, mix almond milk and cacao powder, stir well and tip over the fruit.

Sprinkle superfood powder on top and voila! The healthiest, most nutrient and antioxidant packed fibre full pudding!

There are so many options, it would be too hard to describe all the different ways you can make these things! Sprinkle crushed nuts or LSA, add freshly chopped mint or zest lemon or orange rind over the top! It really depends on your mood and what you have in the house.

I would love to hear how you make your chia puddings!

Please leave me new ideas in the comments...

 

Yours In Health,

 

Alisha x


17 Responses

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Naughty Naturopath Mum
Naughty Naturopath Mum

September 26, 2013

Hi hun, either is fine! i think it works well with fresh fruit if you add it on top just before serving (like i do) to keep it nice and fresh tasting :)

Jules Galloway
Jules Galloway

December 19, 2013

Hi Alisha,
I love doing my chia puddings with layers of fruit and coconut yoghurt. Here’s a link to my mango one:
http://julesgalloway.com/mango-chia-parfait
I’m seriously thinking of doing a layered chia pudding trifle with brandy in it for Christmas, I love chia puddings so much!

Carly W
Carly W

September 13, 2013

YUM!

Shannon
Shannon

September 26, 2013

Hi Alisha
Is the fruit already in the pudding or does it go on top? :)

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thenaughtynaturopathmum
thenaughtynaturopathmum

February 22, 2013

Hi Jess, its a winner with my daughter, she especially likes the choc banana version (just banana cut up instead of all types of fruit!)

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thenaughtynaturopathmum
thenaughtynaturopathmum

February 20, 2013

Hi Rhianna,
Kids love it! Tastes like something naughty which it isn’t and has a really great consistency for even little ones to eat as its quite smooth. Older kids can help pick and prepare the fruits they want in it too…

EssentiallyJess
EssentiallyJess

February 22, 2013

I reckon my daugher would love this. She is dairy free and I’m always trying to find ways to increase her fruit and vitamin intake.

Twitchy (@TwitchyCorner)
Twitchy (@TwitchyCorner)

February 20, 2013

Absolutely love this. Am now following your blog too. This poor body could certainly use some better fuel going into it- so much easier when already made simple by someone else. Lovely pics and so enticing! #teamIBOT

thenaughtynaturopathmum
thenaughtynaturopathmum

February 20, 2013

Hi twitchy! Thanks, I’m off to check out your blog too! I love your name! I just found essentially jess and IBOT yesterday!! X

Shazza
Shazza

February 19, 2013

I use black chia (do you have any preference, as i have seen white chia for same price as black) in my pudding: 4 tbspns chia seeds, 1&1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 tspn cinnamon and 1 tspn manuka honey YUMMY!! I will have to try with coconut milk next!! Cheers! Love your posts!!

thenaughtynaturopathmum
thenaughtynaturopathmum

February 19, 2013

Hi shazza,
Glad you liked it. To answer your question, I don’t have a preference really although I find white can be blended into my kids foods a little easier (easier to hide, lol) so I probably buy white more often for that reason. Under the ingredients where chia is listed, you can click on my blog link to read more about chia seeds if you wanted more info! Thanks for your comment :)

Rhianna (@aparentinglife)
Rhianna (@aparentinglife)

February 20, 2013

Hi there, thanks for sharing, I am trying to change our eating habits and this looks like something I could get the kids to eat.

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