Okay so I made chia seed pudding for the fist time last Saturday and I’m so pleased with it! It may look fancy and complicated but its one of the most simple things I’ve ever made. I will be the first to admit that I thought chia seed pudding was all about a great Instagram photo and nothing more, but its actually really tasty and it fills you up! the key to this is 1/4 chia seeds to 1 cup milk!
There are a few myths about chia seeds which I will do a whole other post on, but here are a few facts for you:
- They are a great source of omega-3. (great for vegetarians and vegans)
- Contains fibre
- soaking the seeds increasing nutrient availability (hence chia seed pudding)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup milk (I used almond but any milk or plant-based milk will work)
- 1 strawberry cut into slices
- 1 tsp honey
- handful of frozen berries for topping
- little dark chocolate for topping (optional)
- Put the chia seeds and milk in a bowl and mix until well combined. Leave for 5 minuets and then mix again. This breaks up any clumps that where formed. Add the honey and mix well.
- Transfer the pudding to a mason jar (or whatever you would like to serve the pudding in) and push down the sliced strawberries round the edge of the jar.
- Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight. When you would like to serve your pudding add the frozen berries and chocolate to the top.