I’ve been loving chia pudding lately! I know, I’m pretty late to the chia pudding party but I didn’t start eating breakfast until I began working from home mid-2021 (prior to that, I would have a protein shake in the car during my commute).
So, with my new lifestyle and new schedule, I’ve been giving a lot of thought (and experimentation) to breakfast. Chia pudding is an easy way to incorporate protein, fiber and essential fatty acids (omega 3’s) into your routine. I’ve found these three types of chia pudding are my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as an alternative breakfast or snack in 2023 – Cocoa Cinnamon, Vanilla Rose and Matcha.
Basic Method to prepare chia pudding
- Combine all ingredients except the chis seeds in a large mason jar or bowl. I use a whisk to do this.
- The add 1/4 cup chia seeds, again, using a whisk or fork is good for this.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight, whisking every few hours to make sure the seeds don’t settle at the bottom for too long.
- The next morning, enjoy with your favorite toppings. Each recipe makes 4 servings.
Cocoa Cinnamon Chia Pudding
1 can of light coconut milk, 2 teaspoons agave nectar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 scoop protein powder (optional).
Suggested Toppings: sliced banana, raw pumpkin seeds, chopped pecans
1 can of light coconut milk, 2 teaspoons agave nectar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 – 1 tsp rose water , 1 scoop protein powder (optional).
Suggested Toppings: pomegranate arils, raw pistachios, coconut flakes
Matcha Green Tea
1 can of light coconut milk, 2 teaspoons agave nectar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 – 2 tsp matcha powder, 1 scoop protein powder (optional).
Suggested Toppings: sliced kiwi, fresh raspberries, raw sunflower seeds