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Wicked Simple Chia Pudding

Wicked simple recipe for Chia Pudding. 100% Plant-Based. 100% Delicious.

If you’ve been in search of the simplest breakfast of all time—a breakfast that is both healthy and delicious—look no further than my wicked simple chia pudding recipe!

All summer long, chia pudding has been my go-to recipe for breakfast for a handful of reasons.

First and foremost, it’s the simplest way to ensure I’ll have a healthy and nutritious breakfast that I enjoy each morning. You can make your chia pudding ahead of time (4 hours or more prior to when you want to eat it), and it lasts throughout the week. The texture might thicken each day, but I find that making a batch Sunday evening can last me through Friday morning.

Chia seeds boast super high fiber content and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re high in calcium, as well, and in antioxidants. Similar to flax seeds, chia’s health benefits increase when they’re ground up, so there’s a blended variation of the recipe below.

Chia pudding is nutritious and delicious! I make my chia pudding vanilla-heavy. It’s almost like dessert, to me. So I can’t help but feel happy as I chow down. Starting my days with chia pudding sets an energetic and positive tone for the rest of my day!

Lastly, chia pudding is super versatile! I’ll make a single batch Sunday evening, and I might still have a different breakfast each day. One morning I might mix in frozen berries and coconut chips; the next might include granola and cacao—each day can provide a new blast of flavor depending on what you want to mix in. I’ve included a list of ideas at the end of the recipe.

Wicked Simple Chia Pudding Recipe

Prep Time: 5 min. // Total Time: 5 min.
Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of coconut milk (I’ll use unsweetened vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup of chia sees
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or less, to taste preference)
  • 2 tablespoons agave

Directions:

  1. Mix or blend all ingredients without the chia until smooth. For a smooth variation, add the chia seeds to the mix an blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the chia sees and set in containers in the refrigerator.
  3. Stir or shake after a little while for an even consistency.
  4. Let chill for 4+ hours until ready to serve.

 


Fixings (Optional):

As you’re making the chia pudding, you can add these ingredients to adjust the flavor:

  • Vanilla bean (my favorite!)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder
  • Fresh fruit or freshly juiced fruits
  • Chai
  • Matcha
  • Protein powder

As you serve your chia pudding, mix in and top with anything you enjoy; such as:

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Fresh cut fruit
  • Coconut chips or shredded coconut
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cacao
  • Hazelnut spread
  • Jam
  • Granola
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter and jelly

The possibilities are endless! So get creative!

My final tip for how to make this wicked simple recipe even more convenient: Pour your pudding mix into individual jars, making them handy to grab for the road!

 

Do you have a favorite way to make chia pudding? Comment with your suggestions below!

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