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The Ultimate Guide to Chia Pudding [Recipes Included!]

Posted by Dara Sutin on May 19, 2017 under Healthy Food & Recipes

When most people think of chia seeds, it’s because of those magical plant creatures we grew up with on our windowsill. Little did we know, chia seeds host some pretty amazing health benefits and can easily be incorporated into your daily diet.

 

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What Are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds contain five times more calcium then a glass of milk, omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fibre and protein. Great for vegans, but also for anyone looking to incorporate more nutrients into their meals. These wonderful little seeds are a surprisingly simple substitute or additive in cooking as they begin to swell when they come in contact with liquid, forming a gelatinous-like texture without imparting any flavour.  One of my favourite ways to include these highly nutritious seeds into meals is by making chia seed pudding. It’s an easy and convenient way to get major health benefits while maximising flavour for your breakfast or on-the-go snack.

 

Preparing Chia Seeds

Since chia seeds have no flavour, they work as the perfect base to help you get creative in the kitchen. Incorporate different spices or seasonings to maximize the taste of this delicious, healthy pudding! Chia seed pudding has become one of the easiest, most portable and convenient snacks in the health food market recently, the best part being that you can make it ahead of time. Here are some of my favourite combinations. Ingredients can easily be substituted (prefer walnuts over almonds?) or omitted (can’t stand the taste of nutmeg!) if you prefer.

 

Click the photos below for recipes.

 

1. Basic Chia Pudding

How to make Chia Pudding (+ recipes!) | Nature's Path

How to make Chia Pudding (+ recipes!) | Nature's PathHow to make Chia Pudding (+ recipes!) | Nature's Path

 2. Tropical Chia Pudding

How to make Chia Pudding (+ recipes!) | Nature's Path

 

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

How to make Chia Pudding (+ recipes!) | Nature's Path

 

 

4. Pumped Up Chia Muesli

How to make Chia Pudding (+ recipes!) | Nature's Path

 

5. Chai Apple Chia Pudding

www.naturespath.com/recipe/chai-apple-chia-pudding

 

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Written by Dara Sutin

Dara Sutin is a classically trained Cordon Bleu Chef, Food Stylist and Recipe Writer who splits her time between London, United Kingdom and her hometown of Toronto, Canada. A passionate baker, she went on to hone her skills working as a Pastry Chef at Ottolenghi in London before shifting directions to pursue her career as a Food Stylist and Food Writer. Dara’s passion for food has allowed her to gain invaluable experience in restaurant consulting, recipe development, and also as a personal chef for private clients. With a strong desire to share her knowledge and passion for food, she continues to explore a variety of opportunities across all areas of the food industry. Some clients include Jamie Oliver Ltd, Waitrose Kitchen, Women’s Health, Fresh Restaurants, Conde Nast and Penguin Publishing. She lives, cooks, and writes in West London, United Kingdom.

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