Sep 25, 2017

The superfood known as chia dates back thousands of years, to early Aztec history. This is a food that has become very popular lately, thanks to the powerful nutrients it contains and the benefits it offers. Chia seeds are entirely free from gluten and high in protein, and they have tons of dietary fibre. They are also a rich source of Omega 3.

Now you can see why we classify them as superfoods. It’s an excellent breakfast choice, and since they are pretty mild, you can combine them with a lot of different flavours and foods to make for some great combinations. We are going to show you how you can make chia pudding that will set overnight and be ready for you to have for breakfast.

For basic chia, we use a half cup of chia (and it doesn’t matter what kind you use, as the nutritional value is the same) for every two cups of liquid. Mix the chia and the liquid together and wait for it to thicken. You can leave it to set for about 15 minutes, stirring every so often. Then leave it in the fridge for at least two hours, but overnight is fine as well.

Your chia will last for a few days in the refrigerator, and you can place it in jars or containers that are airtight. Then, when you are ready to eat it in the morning, just add in your favourite topping- nuts, fruit, coconut, yoghurt, muesli or whatever.

These are our top chia recipes:

Coconut and Cherry Chia Pudding

  • A cup of coconut milk
  • A cup of black cherry juice
  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • Half a cup of coconut, desiccated
  • You can add shaved coconut, fresh cherries or toasted almonds on top of this pudding.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

  • Two cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • A quarter cup of cacao powder
  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A couple drops of vanilla extract
  • Three tablespoons of agave syrup (maple syrup works as well)
  • Just a pinch of sea salt
  • Add shaved coconut and blueberries on top.

Blueberry Chia Pudding

  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • A quarter coup of blueberries (blended with the coconut milk and then towpath chia seeds)
  • Two cups of coconut milk
  • Add blueberries, chia seeds and mint as garnish for this pudding.

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • Pureed mango (one mango, peeled and blended, with just a touch of coconut water)
  • Two cups of coconut milk
  • Add toasted almond flakes on top.

Green Tea Chia Pudding

    • Half a cup of chia seeds
    • One teaspoon of agave syrup (maple syrup works as well)
    • Two cups of almond milk
    • A teaspoon of Matcha powder
    • A couple drops of vanilla extract
    • Garnish with pomegranate.

Honey, Banana and Cinnamon Chia Pudding

      • Half a cup of chia seeds
      • Two tablespoons of honey
      • Two cups of almond milk
      • A teaspoon of cinnamon
      • Garnish with banana slices and shaved carob.

Mango and Saffron Chia Pudding

    • Half a cup of chia seeds
    • Two cups of unsweetened almond milk
    • A mango, blended into the milk
    • Two tablespoons of honey
    • A couple strands of saffron
    • A dash of sea salt
    • Garnish with goji berries and shaved almonds.

The superfood known as chia dates back thousands of years, to early Aztec history. This is a food that has become very popular lately, thanks to the powerful nutrients it contains and the benefits it offers. Chia seeds are entirely free from gluten and high in protein, and they have tons of dietary fibre. They are also a rich source of Omega 3.

Now you can see why we classify them as superfoods. It’s an excellent breakfast choice, and since they are pretty mild, you can combine them with a lot of different flavours and foods to make for some great combinations. We are going to show you how you can make chia pudding that will set overnight and be ready for you to have for breakfast.

For basic chia, we use a half cup of chia (and it doesn’t matter what kind you use, as the nutritional value is the same) for every two cups of liquid. Mix the chia and the liquid together and wait for it to thicken. You can leave it to set for about 15 minutes, stirring every so often. Then leave it in the fridge for at least two hours, but overnight is fine as well.

Your chia will last for a few days in the refrigerator, and you can place it in jars or containers that are airtight. Then, when you are ready to eat it in the morning, just add in your favourite topping- nuts, fruit, coconut, yoghurt, muesli or whatever.

These are our top chia recipes:

Coconut and Cherry Chia Pudding

  • A cup of coconut milk
  • A cup of black cherry juice
  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • Half a cup of coconut, desiccated
  • You can add shaved coconut, fresh cherries or toasted almonds on top of this pudding.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

  • Two cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • A quarter cup of cacao powder
  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A couple drops of vanilla extract
  • Three tablespoons of agave syrup (maple syrup works as well)
  • Just a pinch of sea salt
  • Add shaved coconut and blueberries on top.

Blueberry Chia Pudding

  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • A quarter coup of blueberries (blended with the coconut milk and then towpath chia seeds)
  • Two cups of coconut milk
  • Add blueberries, chia seeds and mint as garnish for this pudding.

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

  • Half a cup of chia seeds
  • Pureed mango (one mango, peeled and blended, with just a touch of coconut water)
  • Two cups of coconut milk
  • Add toasted almond flakes on top.

Green Tea Chia Pudding

    • Half a cup of chia seeds
    • One teaspoon of agave syrup (maple syrup works as well)
    • Two cups of almond milk
    • A teaspoon of Matcha powder
    • A couple drops of vanilla extract
    • Garnish with pomegranate.

Honey, Banana and Cinnamon Chia Pudding

      • Half a cup of chia seeds
      • Two tablespoons of honey
      • Two cups of almond milk
      • A teaspoon of cinnamon
      • Garnish with banana slices and shaved carob.

Mango and Saffron Chia Pudding

    • Half a cup of chia seeds
    • Two cups of unsweetened almond milk
    • A mango, blended into the milk
    • Two tablespoons of honey
    • A couple strands of saffron
    • A dash of sea salt
    • Garnish with goji berries and shaved almonds.