No-cook and no-bake chia pudding, a healthy breakfast dish…
Don’t underestimate the power of Chia seeds, they are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium. Chia seeds can be consumed raw or cooked. Raw chia seeds can be sprinkled over cereal, salad, yogurt, etc. Cooked chia seeds can be added to baked goods.
Chia seeds can replace eggs in baking: Mix 1 tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tbsp water, let soak for a few minutes. This can be used to replace eggs in baking.
I made healthy chia pudding. Soaked chia seeds in coconut milk overnight and while serving for breakfast topped with fresh fruits. I really enjoyed this. Chia seeds don’t have much taste, but I love the bite of plumped up chia seeds. The coconut milk gave a nice nutty flavor. I’ll definitely have this often for breakfast.
- Chia seeds- 2 tbsp
- Coconut Milk, thin- 1 cup (or almond milk/soya milk/regular milk)
- Agave syrup- 2 tsp (or maple syrup)
- Fresh fruits, diced- banana, orange, dates etc
- This measurement is for making 1 bowl. For making more, increase the amount of ingredients accordingly.
- In a bowl, add chia seeds and coconut milk. Combine the chia seeds well into the coconut milk without any lumps. If there are lumps, seeds won't plump up well.
- Keep the bowl in the refrigerator, let soak overnight.
- Or you can soak for an hour till seeds have plumped up.
- The next morning for breakfast, take the bowl out of the refrigerator.
- Add agave syrup or maple syrup, combine well.
- Add the chia pudding into a glass.
- Top with fresh fruits of your choice and enjoy this healthy pudding for breakfast or brunch.