Think of chia seeds as teensy little nutrient powerhouses: They’re excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and antioxidants, making them great for both digestion and weight loss. Chia seeds can be used in all kinds of cool ways. This kind of pudding is best left in the fridge overnight so it has time to thicken into a delicious, creamy texture. Check these out!
Overnight Chocolate Chia Seeds Pudding
Chia seeds are also known for their high concentration of calcium—one serving of them (just one ounce) has more than double the calcium of a glass of milk. If you’re really looking to up your intake, pair a glass of milk with this. Cocoa powder adds a hit of flavonoids, a specific type of antioxidant that reportedly aids in wound repair.
Vegan Cashew And Cardamom Chia Pudding
Vegans, this chia seed pudding recipe is for you. Spiced with cardamom, the pudding has an intensely aromatic flavor, and thanks to the addition of heart-healthy walnuts and cashews, it has a great crunch too. Skip the agave if you’re watching your sugar intake, or just cut down the amount of syrup
Pumpkin Pie Chia Seeds Pudding
Pumpkin pie may be a fall season specialty, but you can enjoy the flavor year-round with this pudding recipe. Toasting the walnut topping in advance helps bring out the pumpkin puree’s woodsy notes, but it’s the traditional dash of pumpkin pie spice and vanilla that separates this recipe from its counterparts.
Vanilla Chia Seeds Pudding
Pure maple syrup and vanilla extract are used as this recipe’s primary sweeteners. You can use almond milk, as most chia seed pudding recipes call for, but notes that you can substitute it equally with soy, coconut, or regular milk. If you’re looking for an even creamier texture, you can swap almond milk with another protein-heavy superfood—Greek yogurt
Quick Coconut And Chia Seeds Pudding
While it’s generally recommended to let chia seed pudding sit overnight so the pudding thickens to its ideal consistency, lets you get to mugging after just two hours. With hydrating (and potassium-loaded) coconut water, unsweetened coconut flakes, and full-fat coconut milk, you’ll really be reaping all of the health benefits this tropical fruit has to offer.
Chia seeds are a versatile and tasty ingredient. They can be added to numerous foods and recipes for a boost of protein, antioxidants, and fiber. If you’re interested in including these seeds in your diet, try out one of the various options above.