Hello Lovelies, as promised today comes another basic recipe for you: Chiapudding. I have to say, I have kind of a love-hate relationship with Chiapudding. When I heard about it for the first time a few years ago, I was skeptical, but then tried it and what can I say, it was terrible. That the reason for this was not the chia seeds per se, but much more the wrong preparation, I found out later. On a visit to New York, I gave chia pudding a second chance, and I liked it so much. It was creamy, not too viscous and just delicious with fruit.
So it is important that you have the right mix of liquid and chia seeds to achieve a delicious consistency. Since then, we enjoy Chiapudding a lot, for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or even as a dessert. The children are very fond of it and since you can prepare it conveniently already in the evening and in the morning only take it out of the fridge, it is a great breakfast for school days.
I do not want to write too much about chia seeds here anymore, there is so much about the super food or the trend in the internet already and my blogger colleague Susanne from www.eatsleepgreen.com, even dedicated a whole book to the little seeds, go check it out if you are interested in more information.
Chia seeds are extremely high in protein. They contain many omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and are also an excellent source of calcium and iron. Small power seeds that provide you with energy in the morning.
So here is our Chiapudding – basic recipe:
Chiapudding – basic recipe
- 1 cup of plant based milk about 250 ml
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla or vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl or a glass and stir well
- Store in the fridge overnight or at least 2-3 hours
- Stir well again in the morning and serve with various toppings of your choice
Our favorite combinations are definitely with mango puree, with fresh or winter frozen berries. Some granola or cereal also goes well with it, as well as vegetable yogurt and nut butters. I can recommend to try out a bit and then you will surely find your favorite combination.
It is also delicious in combination with chocolate, you can even serve it as a dessert, e.g. layered with this chocolate mousse.
What many do not know, you can mix the chia seeds almost with any liquid. Also try coffee (of course not for the kids), cocoa or even fresh orange juice. In combination with a cream or yoghurt it is so delicious. By the way, we love to eat the chia pudding out of glasses, it just tastes best layered as a parfait.
Chiapudding is also perfect for on-the-go, layer into the jar, add fruits and just take out in the morning. Do you like chia pudding and if so, what are your favorite combinations? Or have you never eaten it, then try it out – I’m always happy to hear about your experience.
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