Easy Vanilla Chia Pudding

I’ve never been a “sweet” breakfast type of chick. But, recently, I have loved chia pudding. I had a chia pudding a few weeks ago at my Aunt’s place and haven’t stopped thinking about it. So, I decided to make my own simple yet delicious recipe. It is easy, uses only a few ingredients, and is satisfying.

One thing I love about chia pudding is how straightforward it is to put together. If you’ve never had it, think of overnight oats, but low-carb. You don’t need heat (ensure all ingredients are at room temperature). You don’t need a lot of crazy ingredients. And it all comes together in little to no time. If you aren’t familiar with chia seeds, here are a few excellent benefits you need to know about.

I’ve always been a savory kind of girl regarding breakfast. However, that may be changing because I have been enjoying smoothies, chia puddings, and oatmeal for breakfast as of late (look at me sounding proper and shit)

BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS:

  1. Chia seeds provide considerable nutritional value with only a few calories. While 1 ounce of chia seeds only contains 137 calories, it is packed with calcium, protein, and 11 grams of fiber which is excellent for your digestive health. Just about all of the crabs in chia seeds are fiber. One ounce of chia seeds contains 12 grams of carbs and 11 grams is fiber! Which means the true carbohydrate content is only 1 gram. Which is fantastic for those who practice a low-carb lifestyle.
  2. Chia seeds are packed with antioxidants that fight the production of free radicals, which can contribute to aging and certain diseases. In learning more about supplements and which ones I want to incorporate into my lifestyle, I have learned that antioxidant supplements are less effective than foods containing many antioxidants. So, chia seeds are the perfect addition to my life and anyone who wants and needs more antioxidants in their diet.
  3. Chia seeds are high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. They contain more Omega03s than salmon! But, it is also essential to get other sources of Omega-3s in your diet because the Omega-3s in chia seeds are mostly Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). Our bodies are not great at converting ALA into DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), the most important Omega-3 fatty acid.
  4. Chia seeds can treat and even reverse diabetes. Studies have shown that chia seeds can significantly lower blood pressure. And, because they are high in fiber, they can help reduce blood sugar spikes after meals.

How to Make Chia Pudding:

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Vanilla Chia Pudding

Thick, creamy and delicious. Chia seeds are combined with nut milk and vanilla then chilled overnight.
5 based on 5 reviews
Thick, creamy and delicious. Chia seeds are combined with nut milk and vanilla then chilled overnight.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 10 mins
Yields:1
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Ingredients

  • 3

    tbsp chia seeds

  • 1

    tbsp collagen peptides, optional 

  • 1/2

    tsp ground nutmeg or cinnamon 

  • 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract 

  • 1

    tbsp grade A maple syrup

  • 1/4

    cup milk of choice, I use macadamia or almond milk

  • 3/4

    cup kefir

  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • fresh berries

    coconut flakes

    almond/cashew/peanut butter

  • WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Mason jars

Instructions

  1. To begin, gather all your ingredients.
  2. Now, add each ingredient to a mason jar (except for the toppings), close and shake well to combine. Let it sit on the countertop for 5 minutes, then shake again and transfer the mason jar to the fridge. Let it chill for 1-2 hours or overnight for better results.
  3. When it’s ready to serve, finish with fresh berries, peanut or almond butter and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 1
5 based on 5 reviews
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What do you think of this recipe?

Can’t wait to try this. Will also be trying your zucchini lasagna soup. Thank you so much. I just found your site today. You have wonderful offerings!

Do you have to use macadamia milk, can another plant milk be used?

Hi. I saw the video on IG, and i am adding it to my grocery list for this week. Thanks for the blog and recipe. Your content is top tier.

This was delicious! I generally don’t enjoy puddings but after seeing charlotte make this on instagram, I had one of those “i need that” moments.

The kefir, chia seeds and vanilla go so well together and are very filling. I’ll be adding this to our breakfast rotation!