29. May 2014

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia_seed_pudding_03I’ve always liked pudding. There is something about the consistency that gets me, not to mention the word itself … pudding. So when I discovered that there is a way to have a super healthy pudding, I was over the moon.

Chia seeds are grown in South America and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids (great for your brain), proteins and calcium. A true superfood! Aside from making pudding with it, I add chia seeds to my smoothies, mix them with oats or sprinkle them over granola, even salads. (You can also use them as a plant-based egg substitute, when mixing them with water: 1tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water = 1 chia egg). They can be quite expensive, I know, but for me it’s a price I am willing to pay.

Back to the pudding. Not only is it a delicious breakfast, it’s also a great snack for in-between. Since the taste of the pudding is relatively mild, it tastes amazing when you add fresh fruits. The secret here is to let the seeds soak in plant milk, as they super quickly absorb fluids. Leaving it to soak over night or for a couple of hours, will do the trick! My family has kindly baptized it frogspawn pudding – well, it does look funny!

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Recipe

Chia Seed Pudding

Details

  • Prep Time: 5 + (overnight soaking time)
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 200-300ml plant milk (I often use almond milk)
  • ½ tsp dried vanilla powder

Instructions

  1. Mix the chia seeds and plant milk in a bowl, add the vanilla extract and stir well to make sure that all seeds are soaked in the milk.
  2. Put the bowl in the fridge and leave it to soak over night or for a couple of hours. Stir before serving. Enjoy!
    (The amount of milk you put in depends on the consistency you wish for. The more milk you let the seeds soak in, the more fluid the pudding will be.)
  • Love it. And it looks so easy :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Emily

    I tried your recipe when you posted it on Instagram a while back, and it gives me perfect and delicious results every time! Thanks for sharing Pauline

  • Bailey

    Love this recipe! I tried it out and loved it but is it supposed to be really liquidy?

    • livingthehealthychoice

      You might have used too much liquid?! In the end it’s up to you, I like it to be a bit more solid :)

  • Liz

    I just prepared this for tomorrow’s breakfast and I’m super excited for the outcome!:) I’ll try it with mango, thanks for sharing this – keep it up xx

    • livingthehealthychoice

      I hope it turns out well! Thank you so much! :)

  • kelsey

    This looks sooo good! I’ve been trying to eat healthier and be better about being active! Thank you so much for these great recipes!

  • Eileen

    I really want to try this recipe, but I was wondering what other plant milk you would suggest as I am allergic to almonds? Thank you x

    • There are so many! If you are only allergic to almonds, you could use hazelnut milk! Or try oat milk or soya milk :)

  • Alice

    This is a really great recipe! I love desserts but this is such a great alternative and it makes you feel so full!

    I also enjoy putting frozen Strawberries with it just before i eat it -Thanks for sharing this and i can’t wait to see more of whats to come :)

    Alice x

  • Shivangi Menon

    is almond milk fine for vegans?

  • Martina Spiteri Bailey

    Can I use fresh skimmed milk instead of plant milk of almond milk?

  • Maren

    I just made this with normal milk instead of plant milk and almon extract instead of vanilla (I didn’t have vanilla) and I’m pretty curious of the outcome, can’t wait tho! :D

  • Greetings! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and
    give you a shout out from Houston Tx! Just wanted to tell you
    keep up the fantastic job!

  • Chrissy

    Hallo :)

    Da du ja Deutsche wie ich bist, kann ich auf deutsch ja schreiben :)
    Wo kaufst du die Chia-Samen? Bis jetzt hab ich sie noch nirgends gesehen und ich möchte diesen Pudding so gern mal essen :)

    LG,
    Chrissy

    • Hallo! Chia Samen kaufe ich entweder im Bioladen (zB LPG) oder bestelle ich im Internet. :)

      • Chrissy

        Vielen Lieben Dank :)

        PS: Ich liebe deinen Blog und deine Bilder!

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  • Catherine Sugget

    Just put mine in the fridge! I used coconut & vanilla almond milk so I’m excited to see how it tastes! :):):) Thankyou for the recipe!

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    helpful information to us, keep it up.

  • Svenja

    Dear Pauline,

    sorry for this incredibly weird question: Do you happen to know whether you – really – have to chew on the little ‘grains’ to get the healthy nutritions or can you just eat the chia seed pudding like regular pudding and still get the nutitions?

    Thank you xx
    Svenja

  • I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it
    for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my
    own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.
    cheers

  • Shivangi Menon

    Hey!
    I also wanted to know how many calories this would be?
    thanks! i made it and it was delicious!

    • I’m glad to hear that you liked it! I don’t measure food in calories though, so I cannot tell you, sorry!

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I am Pauline, a 22 year-old food lover and photographer from Berlin.

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