Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Chia Puddings

Chia seeds are something I don't know much about, but having bought some at Costco I have a lot of them to experiment with. Previously I have made some Banana, Blueberry, Chia and Oat muffins which were really nice and great to freeze  Today I made a batch of puddings in different flavours. Before now I made a chocolate chia pudding with a recipe from Food Wishes, and then I made a vanilla one with almond milk and vanilla bean paste with a small amount of sugar added.

Looking at many online recipes I think the basic mix for a pudding is 1/4 cup Chia: 1 cup liquid. 
Today I used almond milk for all my puddings and made Chai, Banana, Chocolate, Mango, Cherry+Raspberry and vanilla. I made them in little yoghurt pots that came with my Aldi yoghurt maker, so they will be great to take to school. Chia is very healthy with lots of protein, omgea 3+6 and fiber. Almond milk a little watery to drink for my taste, but not bad at all and with only 40 calories per cup its s great option instead of regular cows milk if you would rather use your calories on other things. 

1. Pour one scoop full of Chia seeds (1/8 cup) into each jar or container.

2. Add other flavorings:
Chai: 1/2 a Chai Latte pod (or some Chai powder)
Banana: 1.5-2 Tbsp banana milkshake syrup
Chocolate: 1 heaped teaspoon cocoa powder, 1-1.5 tsp sugar
Mango: a few cubes of chopped up mango, 1 level tsp sugar
Cherry+Raspberry: 3 tsp Cherryberry Jam (recipe here)
Vanilla: 1/4 tsp vanilla paste, 1 tsp sugar
3. Pour in 1/2 cup almond milk or as much as you can fit. If you can't fit enough liquid in your pudding will be crunchier, so you might need to play around with how much of different fillings can go in.
4. Put the lids on and shake up the jars. Open and stir if any seeds have stuck in bunches to the sides. Leave the jars for a few minutes and shake again. Then leave in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.

 I haven't tasted them all yet, but I know that chocolate and vanilla are both yummy. Out of the others the only two I think some people might not like would be the chai and banana, but given they are both normally milky drinks I like, I think they will be good. Anything fruity and sweet I always like, so I know the mango and cherry+raspberry with be good. 


  1. These sound great. I must try them, thanks for sharing :)

  2. YUM!!!!! I think I need to buy some Chia seeds..

  3. Nice! I make Chia puddings all the time! I usually put about 3 tablespoons of the seeds in there! I add flavoured protein for an added protein hit! :) You've inspired me to flavour them with jam though!