15 Chia seed pudding recipes for a sweet anytime treat

Chia seeds have become the superfood of the moment - loaded with protein, fibre, omegas and potassium, they can help regulate disgestion, improve your endurance and even boost your energy levels. Our favourite way to use chia seeds is in amazing desserts that taste decadent but are actually super-healthy! We've got 15 recipes for you to try, great for a cheeky dessert after dinner but equally good for a healthy breakfast to get your day started the right way!

#1. Blueberry Lavender Chia Seed Pudding

This vegan, gluten-free dessert has a delightful floral edge which complements the blueberries perfectly. Blueberries are a source of antioxidants and rich in vitamin C, so this is a great breakfast or dessert if you're fighting off a cold or the flu!

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#2. Almond Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

Pureeing fresh strawberries with almond milk makes a deliciously fruity 'sauce' that is mixed with chia seeds, honey and vanilla. Added bonus points for the gorgeous summery colour that will lift your spirits on a Monday morning in November!

#3. Pineapple Protein Chia Seed Pudding

Your summer holday might be over, but you can recreate that on-the-beach feeling all year round with this fruity pudding! With chia seeds, pineapple, almond milk and your favourite vanilla protein powder, it's super-healthy, packed with protein and a great start to your day.

#4. Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

Packed with potassium, bananas can help to keep your heart healthy - and the classic combo of bananas and peanut butter can't fail to please. With almost 5 grams of protein per serving, this healthy pudding lasts for a week if kept in the fridge, so you can enjoy healthy breakfasts or desserts all week long!

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#5. Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed puddings don't need to be served cold, and this winter-warmer is proper comfort food at its finest. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is the perfect, lightly-spiced breakfast for those chilly winter mornings. Brrr!

#6. Lemon Chia Seed Pudding with Berries

Any pudding with protein-packed Greek yoghurt in it gets our seal of approval, and this zingy-tasting lemon pudding adds fresh mint and berries to wake you up without the need for a morning cuppa. Try it; we bet you're going to love it!

#7. Coconut Pomegranate Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

As soon as we saw this recipe, we knew we were going to love it, just from the title. Coconut milk, shredded coconut, pomegranate seeds, and dark chocolate combine to create an amazing dessert. We think this is just too delicious to save for breakfast time. Delicious, yet healthy!

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#8. Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

The addition of cayenne pepper and cinnamon adds a spicy Mexican kick to this chocolate chia seed pud! Blend it to achieve a super-creamy consistency, if you like. The spices and dark chocolate are loaded with antioxidants, for a healthier alternative to a traditional chocolate dessert.

#9. Rocky Road Chia Seed Pudding

If you're addicted to Ben and Jerry's or can't get enough Haagen-Dazs, this rocky road pudding is a great alternative. With creamy peanut butter, almond milk, cocoa powder and chia seeds, it's creamy and delicious, yet won't hamper your weight loss efforts - win!

#10. Sticky Bun Chia Seed Pudding

Inspired by the flavours of a delicious fresh cinnamon bun, this dessert is a real treat. When your sweet tooth needs satisfying, opt for this instead of a butter and sugar-laden baked bun! With cashew milk, agave and maple syrup, this is topped with sticky pecans - yummy.

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#11. Vanilla Chai Chia Pudding

Craving a sweet, spicy chai latte? This pudding is a healthier option, made with real spices including cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, cardamom and ginger. Top with whipped cream and get stuck in!

#12. Super Green Chia Seed Pudding

Whether you're already into green smoothies or have yet to give the green-stuff-posing-as-a-treat idea a go, we think you'll love this super green chia seed pudding! Made with bananas, spinach, Greek yoghurt, almond milk and chia seeds, it's a great way to get your five-a-day (or get the kids to eat more veggies) and is a perfectly balanced breakfast.

#13. Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Matcha powder is super-healthy and the catechins this green tea powder contains can help to fight cancer, burn fat and even boost your energy and concentration levels (1)! Adding some of this bright green powder to a chia pudding gives it a wonderful tea-infused flavour and boosts its health benefits too.

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#14. Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Pudding

Before you head to Starbucks for your seasonal fix of pumpkin spice latte, stop for a second. You can save yourself some cash (and some calories) by whipping up this pudding at home - it tastes just as good and is so much healthier! With coffee, coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice, this is like a big hug for breakfast - plus the coffee will wake you up.

#15. Spooky Green Chia Pudding

The perfect chia seed pudding for Halloween is spookily nutritious, with phytonutrient-packed wheatgrass and hemp powder, rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Add dates, almond milk and chia seeds and you have a spooky, healthy dessert to feed the kids (or your friends!)


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Works cited:

  1. http://matchasource.com/health-benefits-of-matcha-tea/

Author By Paula Beaton
Date On 29th Oct 2015 at 13:34
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