Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Chia pudding.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015
 





Any returning readers may recall a post I created a few months ago called Acai bowl, in this post I mentioned that I was on a health kick.
Now, I am still on a health kick (with occasional weeks days off) and when i'm making effort with what I eat, I always make the time to make something more nutritious than grabbing a bag of crisps.

If you follow other food bloggers then you may have heard of the chia pudding already. I heard about it, was thoroughly intrigued and wanted to make my own. 
This little bowl can be consumed as a breakfast, dessert or just a little snack when you're feeling peckish.

The key ingredient here are the chia seeds. Chia seeds are an amazing nutritious ingredient that sit in the superfood category. They can be used in almost anything, but when submerged in water they form a jelly like consistency (as you can see above).

Now, there are many different ways of creating this pudding and I have tried many. After tweaking a few recipes and a little bit of experimentation, this how I like it..

Ingredients:

4x table spoons of chia seeds (soaked in a container - leave in a fridge overnight),
1x chopped frozen banana,
250ml almond milk (or which liquid prefer),
1x table spoon maca powder, 
1x teaspoon cinnamon powder, 
1x table spoon of honey.

Place all ingredients into a a blender and blend until smooth.

For the topping I tend to use blackberries and an omega seed mix, but use whatever makes your heart content.

Please do not hesitate to let me know any other tasty or healthy recipes that I can try in the comments below!



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37 comments:

  1. Oh that looks pretty yummy
    xx

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    1. And healthy! I love blueberries, especially on top!! ;) Great recipe, Vanessa.

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  2. This looks and sounds really good (and healthy!). I've always wanted to try a Chia pudding.

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  3. I wish I could stay on a healthy kick, too. Few weeks off, that's me, haha. Chia Pudding have been FLOODING foodstagram and I've always wondered how they taste like. They look wonderful!

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  4. Looks yummy! I need to try this! :)
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  5. chia is amazing! I love this idea. Do you think I could replace the banana with something else? not a fan of bananas :p
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    1. What?! I love bananas. But if you don't like them, you truly don't need to use them. Leave out the frozen bananas and add extra seeds and a little bit more liquid. Or alternatively, you could use oats! These would need to be soaked a little longer though xx

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  6. Looks delicious!! Thank you for sharing Vanessa :)

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  7. Despite having such an abundance of chia seeds, I've never made chia pudding. Thanks for this recipe. :]

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  8. This looks amazing & so delicious! xx, adaatude.com

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  9. This looks so nice ♥

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  11. Looks tasty & it's so healthy as well (:
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  12. Seems to be so delicious dear :D I really love chia :D

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  13. Wow, that looks very delicious! Love that it is healthy for you also. Great post Vanessa! Xo

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  14. Looks so tasty!
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  15. I'm obsessed with chia seeds. Can't wait to try out this pudding recipe :)

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  16. OOOh this looks delicious I have never had a homemade chia pudding before, gotta try it sometime :)
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  17. Great recipe!! It looks very good! I'm going to try it :)

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  18. I love Chia puddings! This sounds like an incredible combination! x

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  19. Looks so yummy!
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  20. This looks absolutely amazing + healthy. Great post. I'm going to try it soon <3

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  21. that's interesting.. I've never tried chia before!

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  22. This looks tasty.
    Ive been thinking of adding chia seeds on my diet
    Can't wait for it

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  23. Ohhmmyy i just cant wait to add chia seeds on my food soon.
    This looks tasty

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  24. Yummy and healthy! I think I can make it right away!
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  25. I absolutely adore this! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  26. This looks so yummy! I bet this would make an amazing dessert!

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  27. Look delicious. I've only recently been into eating chia seeds lol :P

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  28. Sounds delicious and healthy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. I'm getting much more into healthy recipes now rather than simply eating pre-made healthy snacks, so this sounds very appealing!

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  31. This looks and sounds amazing! It's a great way to start the morning!

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  32. I bet this one tastes amazing! :)

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