Chia Seed Pudding Recipe – Healthy Breakfast

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This overnight chia seed pudding recipe makes a filling and healthy breakfast meal. Chia seeds are loaded with good-for-you nutrients like fiber, protein, and heart-healthy omega-3s.

If you’re looking for a satisfying breakfast meal or snack, this chia seed pudding is perfect. 

If you like pudding but haven’t tried this healthy breakfast recipe, now is the time. All the meal prepping for this recipe is done the night before, so all you have to do is eat it in the morning.

These tiny seeds are packed with much-needed nutrients that can benefit your health in many ways. See how chia seeds’ benefits can positively impact your health here.

Their ease of use and nutritional profile makes them a favorite of mine.

Just look at their nutrition profile below:

Chia Seed Nutrition

One ounce of chia (about 2 tbsp) provides 4.7g of complete protein (10% RDI) and 10g of fiber (40% RDI)

What this means is, for every 2 tablespoons of chia can provide:

  • Twice more fiber than 1 cup of cooked quinoa 
  • Complete protein offering all 9 essential amino acids.
  • high doses of antioxidants 
  • Nearly as much magnesium as 4 cups of raw spinach
  • More calcium than half a cup of milk
  • As much potassium as a third of a small banana 
  • 120% more omega 3 in 3 oz of salmon

Chia seeds absorb up to 10 times their weight in water, which makes them perfect for this recipe. Although it’s a pudding, I enjoy it as a healthy breakfast and sometimes as a mid-day energy boost snack. 

There are many chia pudding recipes out there, but this is my go-to recipe I keep using over and over again. 

 It’s easy, simple, and delicious. 

To note, this pudding must sit overnight to thicken like overnight oats. You’ll have to make this in advance if you are planning on having it as a breakfast. 

Aside from that, it’s easy and requires no cooking skills. 

If you store them in a sealable container like a mason jar, it’s a great on-the-go breakfast or snack. Just grab-n-go!

Chia Seed Pudding with Fruits

Just to note, this pudding must sit overnight to thicken like overnight oats. You’ll have to make this in advance if you are planning on having it as a breakfast. 

Aside from that, it’s easy and not much of the cooking skills needed. 

If you store them in a sealable container like a mason jar, it’s a great on-the-go breakfast or snack that you can grab and run out the door with. 

Ingredient list:

  • 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk 
  • 1 cup of plain fat-free Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup of berries (my favorites are blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Any of them work great as a topping.)
  • 5 tsp. unsweet shredded coconut chips

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients through the vanilla. Stir together until combined. Add the chia seeds and stir them thoroughly. 
  2. Pour mixture into a mason jar and refrigerate overnight or until it reaches the desired thickness. I usually leave it in the fridge overnight. 
  3. Sprinkle the fresh fruits and the shredded coconut chips on top. Enjoy!

The Takeaway

Chia seeds are flavorless and tiny, making it easy to add them to many dishes and recipes. This chia pudding recipe is just one way to include this superfood into your diet.

I’ll love to hear about how your chia pudding came out and some of your favorite toppings. Please share it with us in a comment below.

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