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Basic Chia Pudding

March 28, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

I am always looking for quick, simple and easy make-ahead breakfasts and workout snacks that I can also take with me on the go. This very basic recipe for creamy chia pudding is just that: a large batch can be made the night before in seconds, popped into your fridge, and will last you through the entire week.

Nutritional Information [per serving]
190 Calories, 17 g Carbohydrates, 9 g Fat, 8.5 g Protein

Add In Ideas [the possibilities are endless..]:

1/2 ounce raw almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts (+80 calories)
1 medium banana, sliced (+100 calories)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (+50 calories)
1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter (+100 calories)
1/4 cup dried cranberries (+100 calories)
1 cup mixed berries (+50 calories)
Alexandra Tallulah

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups almond milk, or other nondairy milk
  • .25 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl, combine chia seeds with almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir to combine, cover and place in fridge for 30+ minutes until chia has congealed. Simple, simple!

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SophieL April 21, 2019
I keep a jar of this chia pudding in my frig at all times, and for breakfast, I layer it with either yogurt, ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, blueberries, grain-free granola and flax seed. However, it takes w-a-y longer than 30 minutes to congeal, at least overnight. I sometimes add protein powder to the chia pudding. I've also made chia pudding with coconut milk and I add coconut flakes. Another variation is adding 2 tsps of cocoa powder for a chocolate version and instead of blueberries, I add strawberries. Very filling and helps me stick to low-carbs.