My Chia Pudding Guide

Chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses, there’s no doubt about it! In particular, they’re packed with those omega-3 fatty acids that are difficult to get in adequate amounts in your diet. These are essential for keeping inflammation (the baseline of all disease) at bay and nourishing brain cells for more balanced moods, clear thinking and improved information recall. Chia seeds contain plenty of fibre for supporting your digestion as well, which we all need help with alongside the modern lifestyle. So don’t be put off by the squishy, gel-like texture of the chia pudding, which is what happens when chia seeds mix with liquid. You’ll soon see just how tastebud-pleasing a chia pudding can be! It’s a quick and easy breakfast that can be prepared one day or 5 minutes before you want to eat it.

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Basic Chia Pudding

Follow this basic recipe for a chia pudding and change it up to make your own creations.

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp of your milk or yoghurt of choice
  • 1/2 cup of your fruit of choice
  • Additional toppings: seeds, nuts, nut butter, goji berries, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa or cacao powder, chunks of raw chocolate, coconut flakes, bee pollen, dried fruit pieces.
  1. In a bowl, combine the chia seeds with the water, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  2. Allow the seed gel to sit for another 3 minutes once they have begun to soak up the water.
  3. Stir in the milk or yoghurt.
  4. Place the fruit on top with your choice of toppings.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Makes 1 serve.

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Cashew Butter & Mixed Berry Chia Pudding

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp of almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Follow the method instructions from the Basic Chia Pudding recipe.

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Tropical Chia Pudding

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp of coconut milk
  • Approx. 6 raspberries
  • Approx. 10 blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh pieces of coconut flesh
  • 1 tbsp dried mango pieces
  • 1 tbsp walnuts, pepitas and sunflower seeds

Follow the method instructions from the Basic Chia Pudding recipe.

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Coconut Yoghurt Chia Pudding

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp of coconut yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Serve with an extra spoonful of coconut yoghurt on top!

Follow the method instructions from the Basic Chia Pudding recipe.