3 Exquisite Breakfast Chia Pudding Recipes

If you’ve ever wished that you could have dessert for breakfast, (without the negative health consequences, of course) your dream is about to come true.

When nutritious chia seeds are soaked in liquid, they swell up to form a lovely smooth gel to which you can add all sorts of delicious flavourings resulting in a healthy, quick breakfast that tastes as good as dessert. Packed full of protein, fibre and a whopping eight times more omega 3 fatty acids than salmon, chia seeds are a worthy addition to any health-conscious diet. Whether you prefer to eat paleo, vegan, raw or low carb; at least one of these simple and quick breakfast chia pudding recipes below will absolutely tantalise your tastebuds:

  1. Energy Boosting Cinnamon and Banana Chia Pudding (serves 1)
  2. Fat-Burning Coconut Chia Pudding (serves 1)
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Chocolate and Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding (serves 1)

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1. Energy Boosting Cinnamon and Banana Chia Pudding

banana and cinnamon chia seed pudding breakfast recipeThis recipe combines the energy –producing natural sugars of banana with glucose-controlling cinnamon to give you a sustained energy boost to get you through a busy morning. This is also a great pudding to eat before or after a morning workout. This can be made the night before with the banana being added in the morning if you are in a rush.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • I cup of almond milk (or half almond and half coconut milk for something different)
  • A dash of vanilla essence
  • Half a banana, sliced
  • 6 drops of stevia liquid, or stevia powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Place the chia seeds in a small bowl and cover with the almond milk, giving it a good stir to break up any clumps
  2. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes so that the seeds can absorb the liquid and swell up, but be sure to give it another mix or two within that time so that the consistency is even
  3. Add the stevia, vanilla essence, cinnamon and stir through
  4. Add the chopped banana on top, or mix it though if you like.

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2. Fat-Burning Coconut Chia Pudding

coconut chia seed breakfast pudding recipeThis particular chia pudding utilises the fat-burning properties of coconut oil, despite tasting totally decadent! Not all fats are created equal, and coconut oil contains unique medium chain fatty acids that the body will not store as fat, and even better, they have thermogenic properties – meaning they actually boost your metabolism to help you burn fat. Bonus!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • I cup of coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • A dash of vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp of ‘Coconut Crunch’; dried coconut chunks or toasted coconut chips
  • 6 drops of stevia liquid, or stevia powder to taste

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Instructions: 

  1. Place the chia seeds in a small bowl and cover with the coconut milk, giving it a good stir to break up any clumps
  2. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes so that the seeds can absorb the liquid and swell up, but be sure to give it another mix or two within that time so that the consistency is even
  3. Add the stevia, vanilla essence and coconut oil and stir through
  4. Add the dried coconut chips/chunks or ‘crunch’ on top, or mix it though if you like

3. Anti-Inflammatory Chocolate and Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

chocolate raspberry chia seed puddingChronic inflammation is becoming recognised more and more as the culprit behind ageing and a plethora of modern-day diseases. Systemic inflammation results in oxidative stress, causing cellular antioxidant levels to plummet, resulting in a vicious cycle of yet more inflammation and oxidative stress. For this reason, eating an anti-inflammatory diet rich in antioxidants is essential to help counteract these effects. Cacao and raspberries are both full of anti-inflammatory enzymes and antioxidants and the bittersweet and tart flavours taste amazing together!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • A dash of vanilla essence
  • Half a cup of raspberries
  • 6 drops of stevia liquid, or stevia powder to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw cacao powder to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place the chia seeds in a small bowl and cover with the almond milk, giving it a good stir to break up any clumps. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes so that the seeds can absorb the liquid and swell up, but be sure to give it another mix or two within that time so that the consistency is even
  2. Add the stevia, vanilla essence, cacao and stir through
  3. Sprinkle the raspberries on top and enjoy

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Tell me in the comments below – which one do you want to try first and why? I’d love to know!

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  • I’m sure these puddings would all be delicious (and that’s coming from someone who is *not* otherwise into puddings). :) But I noticed these links for sharing are still not labeled – something I already brought up via the comment I left when I first visited this site. I’m blind and I rely on a screenreader and Braille display device for accessing the Internet and other computer applications. These links for sharing the recipes are just being read as “link”, “link” etc. Where are the labels to indicate what they stand for?

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