Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia Vanilla Pudding

When I saw beautiful pictures of chia puddings on Pinterest, I kept saying to myself, there’s no way I’m spending time to create puddings for breakfast until I looked up one recipe… I couldn’t believe just how easy and least time consuming it was and now my family has chia pudding three times a week for breakfast!

If you have never made this before, start off very simple. As you go, I’m sure you will get creative and create dozens of chia pudding recipes of your own. Here I would like to share a very simple vanilla chia pudding. Please do be sure to share your favorite ways of having chia in your meals!

All you need for this pudding is:

Two heaped tablespoons of chia seeds

A cup of almond milk (the lightly sweetened one if you like)

A few drops of natural vanilla extract

Method: Add all three ingredients together into a bowl, stir well and leave it in the fridge over night for a delightful breakfast of chia vanilla pudding! The chia will expand 8 to 10 times its size overnight and make a pudding with jelly like consistency. Be sure you are not duped by artificial vanilla “flavor” available in the market. This kind is not grown on a plant, but is manufactured in a laboratory.

Some of the variations I make are

Adding cinnamon and cocoa nibs to the pudding just before eating

Adding fruit preserves or fresh fruit and substituting almond milk for coconut water or fruit juice with no sugar added (The featured picture has preserved berries on top and my kids love the taste and flavor)

Adding roasted nuts and dry fruits

Adding drinking chocolate mix

My favorite part of making this breakfast is that it takes only five minutes the previous night and all you have to do in the morning is grab it and enjoy! Who doesn’t love a time saver like this for busy mornings!