Because everyone is sooo talking about chia seed, right now. Chia seed seems to be the healthiest new addition to your diet. It’s an amazing superfood that gives you a lot of energy, improves your endurance and helps you regulate your digestion. It’s simply magical!
Basic Chia Seed Pudding: They’re excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and antioxidants, making them great for both “digestion and weight loss. The basic chia seed pudding takes only a few minutes to make. However, the best thing is to leave it overnight in the fridge so that it will thicken just good enough to turn into that creamy texture.
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding: Chia seeds are an extremely versatile food and can be found in bulk food stores. Mix cocoa powder, brown sugar, and instant coffee powder together in a bowl;stir until no lumps remain. If you’re really looking to up your intake, pair a glass of a.m. milk with this pudding.
Vegan Cashew and Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding: For those who are vegans, this chia seed pudding recipe is perfect 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. Now, that just sounds delicious, right?
Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding: Pumpkin pie may be a fall season specialty, but you can enjoy the flavor year-round with this chia seed pudding recipe from Kris Carr. 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 Seed Pudding: Pure maple syrup and vanilla extract are used as this recipe’s primary sweeteners. Domesticate ME suggests using 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.(Love how easy this pudding is to make)
Quick Coconut and Chia Seed Pudding: While it’s generally recommended to let chia seed pudding sit overnight so the pudding thickens to its ideal consistency, this recipe from TheHealthyFoodie 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.
Strawberry Cheescake Chia Seed Pudding: If dessert’s top of mind (and hey, when is it not, right?), this chia seed pudding recipe from The Foodie and the Fix is for you. Using fresh, antioxidant-loaded strawberries adds natural sweetness; the addition of cottage cheese makes for that super creamy texture you’ve come to also love from your favorite slice of cheesecake.
Key Lime Pie Chia Seed Pudding: settle for a healthful bowl of Key Lime Chia Seed Pudding from Blissful Basil, which tastes like it’s straight from the island. Since the recipe is very similar to basic chia pudding, know the health benefits are strong—even if you do decide to get your chef on and create a torched meringue topping as the recipe suggests.
It turns out there’s a reason chia seeds are all the rage in the health food world—they actually are really good for you. So, what is your pick?