Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition, and one of my favorite ways to eat them is in the form of chia seed pudding! It’s an incredibly refreshing snack, and a surprisingly filling breakfast. It takes on the flavor of whatever you combine it with, so the possibilities are endless!
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
1) Chia seeds are full of healthy fats.
Omega-3 fats are plentiful in chia seeds! These fats help keep you full longer because they take longer to digest. They also have been known to reduce inflammation and be heart-healthy.
2) Chia seeds have antioxidants.
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are implicated in many different diseases, and antioxidants help reduce the damage that these cause.
3) They are high in protein and fiber.
Similar to fats, protein and fiber help keep you full longer than a high-carbohydrate food. Protein is necessary for rebuilding body tissues, and fiber helps maintain proper digestion and feeds the good bacteria in your gut!
It’s incredibly easy to make your own chia seed pudding. You need a jar or bowl, and a non-dairy milk of your choice. You’ll add the chia seeds and milk to your jar, shake it well, and leave it in the fridge for two hours or overnight. And that’s it!
I recommend using Mooala’s Unsweetened Coconut Oatmilk. No, this post isn’t sponsored…I just LOVE this stuff! It has no added sugars, and has cinnamon in it which gives it a unique and delicious flavor. It is perfect with chia pudding. Often times I will just add this to my chia pudding and call it good, because that’s exactly what it is!
My Base Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Here you’ll find my chia seed pudding. From this recipe you can add any toppings you like to make this pudding all your own! If you recreate this recipe, tag #wellnessforwomanhood on Instagram so I can see and share it!
Easy Chia Seed Pudding
- Jar or bowl
- Measuring cups
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup nondairy milk of choice I use and recommend Mooala's Coconut Oatmilk!
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup optional (I don't add sweetener and it tastes great!)
- Add chia seeds and milk of choice to a jar or bowl. Add optional sweetener.
- Place lid on jar and shake well, or stir if using a bowl.
- Allow mixture to refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
- After removing the pudding from the fridge, it should be thick and "pudding-like." Add any desired toppings and enjoy!
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