Lets talk Chia Puddings... they have been around for a long time now, but I really do believe they are such an underrated breakfast or snack to grab and go. Chia puddings take a whole 2 minutes to make, you can prepare a weeks worth and just have them in the fridge ready to go. And they have an abundance of health benefits and nutrients. So let's take a minute to look at all the goodness these little seeds hold:
- Chia seeds are amazing for providing sustainable energy
- They are jam packed with fibre
- Are a great source of good fats and protein
- Contain Magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, potassium, Vitamin B3, B1 and B2
- Loaded with antioxidants
- High in omega 3 fatty acids
Seriously the list goes on but I will stop there.
Ingredients: Makes 1 pudding
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds (black or white)
- 1 cup filtered water (Try 3/4 if you don't like them too runny)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of protein (I use Raw Amazonia Cacao or Vanilla)
- In a bowl or jar place all the dry ingredients in and mix with a spoon until well combined.
- Add the water and mix well.
- Place in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Once the water has absorbed and a jelly like consistency has formed it is ready to eat.
- You may need to stir it one more time before eating
- You can add any flavour to your chia puddings. The one above is always my standard flavour and then I mix up flavours by adding cacao powder, macca powder, different fruits, or like the photo above banana nicacream.
- I personally make mine in jars so I can take them on the road with me.
- If I am traveling, I will place all my dry ingredients in the jars and then add water when I get to my destination.