Basic Chia Pudding Recipe

11/09/2014
Basic Chia Pudding Recipe
Let's talk chia seeds. We've covered the numerous benefits of this ancient superfood before, but everyone should have a basic chia seed recipe in their repertoire. It requires very little effort to prepare and is so versatile! You'll understand why we're so obsessed.

Chia seeds can absorb 9 times their weight in liquid, but for making chia pudding we like to stick with a 1:6 ratio (You can always adjust it to vary the consistency, but for this recipe we're going for a tapioca like viscosity).

For a single serving, you'll need:

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons of chia seeds

1 cup of liquid*

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon sweetener (this is optional! but you could try maple syrup or honey)

*The liquid is up to you and will vary based on preference and dietary restrictions. We'd recommend plant-based milks like almond, cashew and coconut milk.

Directions

  1. In a bowl or mason jar, mix together chia seeds, milk, maple syrup and vanilla. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine everything. You may have to scrape the sides to get the seeds back into the liquid.
  2. Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, and give it another stir to break up any clumps of chia seeds. Cover it and put the mixture in the fridge to “set-up” for 1-2 hours, or overnight.

    To adjust the consistency, just add more chia seeds, stir and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so, or add more liquid to thin it out.
  3. When ready to serve, divide the mixture between two bowls, top the pudding with berries, nuts, seeds, yogurt, or not. You're in charge here, use your imagination.
  4. Want to make more? Maintain that ratio when doubling or tripling the recipe and it will set up the same as a single batch.
Now it's your turn. Use this as a launching point and make some wonderful creations. Is it breakfast? Dessert? You decide!

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