A QUICK Chia Breakfast Pudding

OK when I say quick, you’ll need to prepare it the night before but you can do it whilst you’re making dinner and it’s done. One of the main things that turns me off eating breakfast is the thought of having to prepare it. Usually I’m buzzing around or I’m working so I can’t really be bothered, but when it’s there waiting for me in the fridge, especially a breakfast pudding, well that’s another matter.
Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
I’ve blogged about the benefits of chia seeds before (see here) but just a quick recap, these little beauties are so good for your health. They are packed with protein, fibre, calcium, manganese, phosphorous plus omega-3 fatty acid and amino acid. PLUS, when you’re making a smoothie or a smoothie bowl, they expand so they’ll thicken up your drink and help you stay fuller for longer.

Essentially, they are a little wonder seed.

This breakfast pudding took me around 10 minutes to make (and that’s probably over estimating). I made my chia seed base the night before then added the topping in the morning so that it layered, otherwise it’ll all seep in to one. Also you can substitute a lot of the ingredients for your own personal tastes, I’ve made some suggestions below.

What you’ll need (this makes one)

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 3/4 coconut water or a nut milk whichever you prefer
  • 2 tbsp skyr (natural yogurt or greek yogurt again whatever your preference)
  • 50g blueberries (raspberries, mixed berries etc also work)
  • 2 tbsp granola

How to make your chai breakfast pudding

First of all add your chia seeds to the liquid and give them a little stir. I usually put mine in a mason jar so I can pop a lid on it.

Next add your skyr and blueberries to your blender and blitz. Set this aside.

Leave the chai seeds soak overnight (note you can add a small dash of cacao or protein powder in with them if you want to flavour it a bit) and in the morning add your blueberry yogurt and layer with granola.

It’s really THAT simple.

How to make chocolate chia seed pudding

I have to say I’m a relative new comer when it comes to chia seeds.  Despite all the buzz about them the actual look of chia seed pudding (if I’m honest) mad me feel a bit queasy.


BUT this week I thought I’d banish my fear and give making chai seed pudding a whirl.

OMG why didn’t I try this sooner?

So here are the facts that you need to know about the Chai seed:

  • They hold 9-12 times their weight in water and do the same when you’ve digested them meaning you feel fuller on less.
  • They have twice the potassium of a banana
  • THREE times the antioxidant power blueberries
  • 3 times the iron of spinach
  • 10g of fibre
  • And they’re also packed with protein, omega 3 fatty acid and calcium.

So they pretty much are a super food in a world where the word superfood is totally overused.

Right so here is how I made my chocolate chai seed pudding…

Continue reading “How to make chocolate chia seed pudding”