20 MAR 2016 / RECIPE

7 of the Best Overnight Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia is an ancient superfood which is believed to date back to the Aztec and Mayans as early as 3500 BC. Over recent years has exploded in popularity. Known for their concentrated nutritional benefits, Chia seeds deliver a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are also gluten free, rich in protein, high in dietary fibre and are the highest known plant source of Omega 3's.

Yep! They definitely fall into the realm “Super duper food” making Chia an excellent choice for breakfast. With their mild taste, they can be combined with pretty much any flavour combination to make a exciting breakfast creations that you can make the night before and take with you.

To make a Chia Pudding - the basic recipe we follow is 1/2 cup Chia (weather you prefer white or black Chia, the taste and nutritional benefits are the same) to 2 cups of liquid. As you combine your liquid and Chia, you will immediately see the mixture thicken. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally so the Chia is well combined. Leave it in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

Chia will last a few days in the fridge, so I always make a big enough batch to last a few breakfasts and portion it out into jars or store in an air tight container. So in the morning, all you need to do is add your favourite topping - fruit, coconut, muesli or yoghurt - and go!  

Here are 7 of or favourite recipes:

Cherry and Coconut Chia Pudding Cherry and Coconut Chia Pudding 

  • 1 cup of tart Black Cherry Juice 
  • 1 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/2 cup Chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup desicated coconut (add at the beginning with the Chia)
  • Serve with coconut shavings, toasted almonds & fresh cherries on top

 

Vegan Chocolate Chia PuddingVegan chocolate and Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2-5 Tbsp Agave or Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Few drops of Vanilla Extract
  • Serve with Blueberries and coconut shavings

 

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

  • 1/2 cup of Chia seeds
  • 2 cups of Almond & Coconut Milk Blend
  • Handful of blueberries (Use a blender to combine Blueberries and Coconut Milk first, then add to chia seeds)
  • Serve with Blueberries, sprinkle with raw Chia seeds and mint to garnish


Coconut Chia Pudding with Mango PureeCoconut Chia Pudding with Mango Puree

  • 1/2 cup of Chia seeds
  • 2 cups of Coconut milk
  • Mango Puree - 1 mango, peeled, mashed and blended with a dash of coconut water
  • Serve with toasted Almond flakes to garnish

 

Matcha Green Tea Chia PuddingMatcha Green Tea Chia Pudding 

  • 1/2 cup of Chia seeds
  • 2 cups of Almond milk
  • 1 tsp of Agave or Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • Few drops of Vanilla Extract
  • Serve with fresh Pomegranate to garnish

 

Banana, Honey and Cinnamon Chia PuddingBananna, Almond and Honey Chia Pudding

  • 1/2 cup of Chia seeds
  • 2 cups of Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 
  • Serve with shaved Carob and banana slices on top

 

Saffron and Mango Chia Pudding with Almonds and GojiSaffron and Mango Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 mango - blend with Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • A few strands of Saffron
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Serve with Almond shaves and Goji Berries to garnish
     

 

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