Cheeky chia puddings

Hello friends!

I have to apologize firstly. I had every intention of making this post a savoury one, but then life happened. I officially finished school this week (sob/hooray.) Leading up to our final day I was all, “I’m not gonna cry, I never cry.” Hahahahahaha! There I was, weeping like the big, soppy wuss I am! Then I had to face the awful tragedy of exams…hitting the books again. So all in all this week called for a dose of comfort food, and by comfort food I mean chia puddings.

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Yes it’s time for us to say hello again to our cheerful friend Mr chia seed. I thought it would be fun to give you a little chia trivia before we begin (pay attention…there may be a pop quiz at the end!)

Chia seeds are delightful little midges who swell up (ratherly proudly) in liquid. They are native Mexicans who’s full name is Salvia hispanica (if I hear juan more joke…haha.) Chia is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (that’s the stuff everyone raves about.) One 28g serving can provide you a hefty lot of nutrients: 4g protein, 9g fat, and 18% of your RDI of calcium.

So onto the recipe then…

Cheeky chia puddings (Serves 1)                                                                                     NOTE: I made two puddings.

Base:

  • 1.5 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used almond, cause I’m a nutcase) (Sorry about all these nut jokes…but nut’ns gonna stop me!)
  • 1/2 tsp honey

Then pick your flavour and add the following:

Choc flavour:

  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop choc protein powder (totally optional, just keeps you fuller for longer)

Vanilla flavour:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or use 1 tsp vanilla extract)

And here’s how it’s done…IMG_1178 edit

You take your wee chia seeds and pop them in a bowl.IMG_1179 edit

Then you add in your milk.

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Then your honey.IMG_1181 edit

Then if you are going chocolate…add all that good stuff.IMG_1182 edit

Give it a jolly good mix.IMG_1183 edit

Then all you have to do is pop it in the fridge for at least an hour. And let those cheeky chias do their thang!

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Don’t they look pretty?IMG_0764 edit

Okay so if you are feeling a bit fancy then you can add a topping too. My toppings were as follows:

Choc:1 frozen banana, 1 Tbsp milk, 1 tsp peanut butter- whirl that in a food processor and then sprinkle cacao nibs on top and pop on a few extra banana slices.

Vanilla: 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 1 Tbsp milk, 1 tsp honey-whirl that too. Then sprinkle with cacao nibs and a few strawberry slices. IMG_0765 edit

Look! You can even take them on the go! (Then eat them smugly in front of your friends) (Just kidding…take one for them too!)

Until next time…have a fabulous week, make a chia pudding and eat it in the sunshine, and let me know if you try any other flavour combos.

See you soon.

7 thoughts on “Cheeky chia puddings

  1. Chloe says:

    I’m still on the fence about chia- I tried a ready made one in the super market and didn’t like it :/ awfully I think it tasted to healthy for
    Me lol 😦 these look amazing tho! Xx

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