Chia seeds used to be a bit of an oddity. On the one hand they are this almost unparalleled nutritional powerhouse packing more goodness gram for gram than anything else I can think of.
However these tiny, flavourless, black seeds just aren't quite sexy enough to ever really get the media attention they deserve. As a result the humble chia seed was for quite some time in a sort of superfood limbo for a long time, far too good to die but not quite glamorous enough to grace the covers of Superfood Magazine (which of course is a thing).
That is until people started to discover the wonders of Chia Pudding, which is not only Instagram pretty, but tasty, easy and healthy to boot!
Chia Pudding in it's simplest form has only two essential ingredients, requires zero cooking and almost no preparation. Making it the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert for those who like to keep it simple.
While super nutritious and a cracking pre run breakfast the plain chia pudding base can be a tad bland. Which is a blessing in disguise as it it makes it super easy to customise and experiment with!
Here are three of our favourite Chia Pudding varieties.
There is something about the combination of peanut butter and strawberries that I just can't seem to get over. And I don't think I'm alone with this love either if the popularity of our PB & J flapjacks are anything to go off.
This recipe is purely for the chocoholics, all that chocolatey taste but without a fraction of the bad stuff and none of the guilt of eating chocolate cake for breakfast.
Bananas are awesome, they have plenty of carbs, taste awesome and like chia seeds are full of goodness. So just imagine how much goodness you get if you mix chia seeds and banana together!
If you try any of these, or put your own spin on them, please tag us on any posts and let us know how you got on!
This is a really simple and convenient way to add more chia seeds to your diet!
The seeds will take 10-20 minutes to hydrate
You are making a real food drink with real food, so it might take a tiny bit of attention and a few extra seconds, but like anything once you've worked out your system, it will become second nature.
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