This overnight Chia Seed Pudding Almond milk is easy to make, healthy, nourishing and delicious.It can be a perfect dessert or afternoon snack. Vegan & GF.You’ve heard that dynamite comes in small packages. This could not be truer of the celebrated super-food, the chia seed. Rich in protein, antioxidants and good fat, chia pudding is the definition of a good breakfast. There are so many delicious flavor combinations that make for a delicious chia pudding recipe. Spices such as cocoa, vanilla, cardamom and tahini are just the beginning of a long list of flavors that complement fruits like berries, banana, mango and nuts such as almond, pistachio and cashew.
Dates, honey and maple syrup are frequently found in a chia seed pudding recipe. The seeds need to soak overnight in a flavorful liquid mixture and almond or coconut milk are common choices to create this. Chia seeds are known for a long list of super food qualities, one of which is to help with weight loss. You can choose to include as many calories as you like. Remember that chia seeds are gluten free, so they will suit a Banting or carb free diet as well as fitting into a low fat one. If you’ve ever wondered how to make chia seed pudding almond milk, today’s recipe will answer your question!
Chia seed pudding almond milk is not limited to breakfast, but can be eaten as a nutritious snack throughout the day or even served as dessert, as the name suggests. You can easily add it to a child’s (or adult’s) lunchbox in a baby food or small mason jar. A blended chia pudding recipe makes great tasting and nutritious baby food. The most important thing to consider when assembling the ingredients is the liquid and seed proportions. At first, it will look as though there is far too much liquid, but the little seeds soak it up and grow into juicy pockets of flavor while the mixture rests in the fridge. A good general ratio to follow is four liquid quantities for every proportionate quantity of seeds( 1:4).
When it comes to selecting a liquid for the chia pudding recipe, almond milk and coconut milk are perhaps the most popular selections. Frozen blended fruit and ice can also do the trick. If you’re okay with adding in dairy, Greek yogurt is great. Lemon and lime juice can be added in to add a fresh zing of flavor.
I recommend buying whole seeds instead of the ground variety. They last longer, and their nutrients are preserved by their outer shells. You can always grind them yourself as you need them. Do this in a pestle and mortar or a pepper grinder. The best place to find chia seeds is in a health shop. If you buy them at the grocery store, make sure that they are not chemically treated. A good way to do this is to check that they are sold by a well known health brand. Sometimes my chia seed pudding almond milk will include a combination of rolled oats and chia seeds to create a really filling and health packed meal.
Many chia pudding recipes will include a sweetener in the first few steps of making it. Honey, maple syrup and agave syrup are common. Stevia is a strong sweetener, so be sure to use a conservative amount to prevent it overpowering the more subtle flavors. Pitted dates serve the same purpose in many recipes for blended chia pudding.
Chefs often like to add texture to a chia pudding by including fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, shaved coconut or cocoa nibs. Any of these options are a delicious addition to the mix and work especially well when you match them to the nut milk or frozen fruit you have used. You may already know this, but it’s possible to find the milk version of pretty much any nut. Walnut milk and pistachio nut milk are just two of the unexpected varieties of nut milk that you can use in chia pudding recipe. Whole, pitted, finely chopped dates can be delicious in chia pudding. Chocolate and chia are a popular pair, and cocoa powder and cocoa nibs are a wonderful combination along with almond or coconut milk. Dried fruits such as dried banana chips, slivered preserved cherries or figs, mango chunks and caramelized banana are some more suggestions. The amount of texture you add to the chia pudding is really up to you.
Chocolate and vanilla are probably the most common flavors found in a chia pudding recipe. But because chia seeds have a relatively neutral taste, you can really get creative with the flavor combinations that you choose. Add cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, maple syrup and perhaps a crack of black pepper to vanilla chia pudding recipe to create a lovely spiced chai flavor. Frozen mango chunks are in good company with cardamom and different varieties of nut butters tend to go really well with berry compotes and fruit jams.
For a tropical flavor, try a combination of coconut milk and summer fruits such as pineapple and mango. You can actually also serve chia pudding warm, so consider a sliced apple and cinnamon infused almond milk chia pudding recipe for a winter morning’s breakfast. Consider honeyed coconut milk and fresh blueberries with a dollop of coconut cream on top for a fresh, summery chia seed pudding almond milk.
Chia seed pudding almond milk is often used as the base for other recipes so you can really get creative with your leftovers. Add in Greek yogurt, frozen bananas and dates to create a delicious nutrient-packed shake. You can use it as the base for home-made breakfast bars or muffins or boil it and make jam. Add it to pancakes or use it to make home-made salad dressing for a fruit salad.
Whether it’s for a decadent breakfast, a clean eating snack or a meal for baby, this chia seed pudding almond milk is a trustworthy and delicious addition to your repertoire. Now that you know how to make chia seed pudding almond milk , you can serve it fresh from the fridge in summer or as a warm, guilt-free comfort food in winter. Add in chocolate, nuts and fruit according to your preferences and store it in a jar or a squeeze pouch for optimal convenience.
CHIA SEED PUDDING ALMOND MILK RECIPE
- " Almond Breeze" ( Almond coconut Unsweetened)- 1½ cup or 360 ml
- Organic Chia Seeds-1/2 cup or 81 gm
- Unsweetened Cocoa powder- 3 tbsp
- Maple Syrup/Honey-6 tbsp
- Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
- Ground cinnamon-1/4 tsp
- Salt-1/4 tsp
- Fresh mint leaves- 3-4
- Mango ( peeled and chopped)- 3tbsp
- Take a medium bowl that will accommodate all the ingredients.Put chia seeds,cocoa powder, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon , salt. Pour almond coconut milk into it. Mix well. Sweeten to your taste with maple syrup or you can use honey.
- Cover with plastic and put it in the fridge for at least 4 hours ( I prefer overnight).
- Serve fresh with mint leaves and mango pieces.
Viola! Such a delicious Chia Seed Pudding Almond Milk.