People who are new to eating a clean diet tend to be turned off by chia seeds. If you’ve never tried them before, I can understand why they may seem a bit foreign. Little black things…to eat? YES! The chia seed is incredibly nutrient dense. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. Chia seed pudding is a splendid idea for breakfast because the fiber keeps you full and revved up for the day ahead. Not to mention, you can make it the night before and have no worries in the morning about fitting in a nutritious and tasty meal.
Chia seeds are quite fascinating as they expand to ten times their size after they’ve had time to absorb liquid. Chia seed pudding tastes very similar to tapioca pudding. This is a great starting place to introduce chia seed pudding into your routine. You can also add chia seeds to your smoothies or smoothie bowls, you’ll never notice the taste but will be reaping the benefits from these tiny clusters of goodness!
Blue Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk such as almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond or cashew is what I prefer)
- 1 tsp honey or natural sweetener of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or powder
- 5 tbl chia seeds
- Combine everything except the chia seeds in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour your liquid into a glass container and add in chia seeds. Stir thoroughly so that no chia seeds remain stuck to the glass.
- Cover the glass container and allow to thicken overnight.
- If your chia seed pudding is too thick for your liking just add a splash of nondairy milk, if it is too thin- add more chia seeds and let it sit for at least thirty minutes.
- I love to top my with a little more honey and some fresh fruit!