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4 Delicious healthy Chia Pudding recipes

April 09, 2015

Chia pudding is made by soaking chia seeds for a few hours or over night so the seeds absorb the liquid and it creates a delicious jelly like pudding which is nutritious, healthy and most importantly delicious.  Three of the following recipes follow this method but the third is a little different as it's more

First up it's a cocoa and coconut pudding 

To make 2-4 servings you will need to mix the following ingredients together:

*1 cup of Almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)

*1/3 cup of Chia seeds

*1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

*1 tablespoon of Cocoa powder

*1 tablespoon of Dessicated coconut

*Any toppings you fancy (to be put on when served)- honey, yoghurt, granola, fruit, peanut butter, chia nut butter, the options are endless (I find this tastes so much better with a topping as it's not very sweet on it's own, so I think it needs something extra and this is where you can experiment.  I tried mine with sliced banana which was amazing and it also went really well with blueberries and strawberries). Perhaps you could share some of your toppings on twitter @chiacharge or on the chia charge Facebook page?

Next up it's one that was a bit of a brainwave of mine and I think my favourite as I find it really refreshing, it's a Watermelon chia pudding that only needs 2 ingredients (serves 2-4):

*1 cup of Watermelon (blended so it's liquified)

*1/2 cup of Chia seeds 

I absolutely loved this one and had it with a spoonful of plain yogurt on top, but I think it's great on it's own too.  I also think it would be great with some chopped up fruit.  If you don't like watermelon this would work using any blended fruit as long as you use the ratios above.

Here's a great combination for you, apple, cinnamon and raisin.  It is made the same way as the above puddings but uses a few more ingredients (serves 2-4): 

*1 cup of Almond milk (or milk of your choice)

*1/3 cup of Chia Seeds

*1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

*1/2 teaspoon of ground Ginger

*1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

*1/4 cup of raisins

*1/2 cup of grated apple

This is so delicious on it's own but you could still add toppings if you wanted to.

Finally is a chocolate moose which doesn't contain much chia but I think it's a great dessert.  It does use avocado though so perhaps not to everyone's taste but what I will say is don't knock it until you've tried it!  To make 2 servings you will need: 

*1 very ripe avocado chopped

*1/6 cup of honey

*1/6 cup of cocoa powder

*1/2 teaspoon of ground chia seeds

*1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

To make this stick all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth, then transfer into serving pots and refrigerate until needed.  I loved this so much and weirdly thought it tasted a bit like banana rather than avocado, you also get lots of amazing nutrients and good fats from the avocado. 

I hope you like these recipes and post your ideas and photos onto twitter or Facebook, it would be great to see what toppings you come up with, or perhaps you could create your own pudding flavours and share them?