Monday, October 15, 2012

raw chia seed pudding!

I love to spoon the pudding into a bowl and top it with fresh strawberries. Ch, ch, ch, CHIA!

Chia seeds have been a new addition to my diet this year and chia seed pudding has become one of my favorite breakfast foods!  They are super nutritious and very easy to prepare.  My recipe below was inspired by one of Adele's posts at Vegie Head.  


1/2 cup of raw chia seeds

1/2 cup of chai tea
1/2 cup of raw almond milk, coconut creme/milk or other milk of your choice
1 cup of raw coconut water (if I don't have a young coconut, I use Harmless Harvest's raw coconut water)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of raw vanilla bean powder (you could also use a tablespoon of vanilla extract)
1 tablespoon of raw honey, raw coconut nectar or other sugar of your choice

To begin, make a half cup of chai tea (I like to use Tulsi's Red Chair Masala Tea, which happens to be caffeine free) and let it steep for 10 minutes.  Remove the tea bag and let the tea cool to room temperature - if you're in a hurry, you can add in a few ice cubes to speed up the process.  

Next pour all of the liquids plus the cinnamon, vanilla and sugar into a bowl - preferably a glass one with a lid. Whisk the mixture and then stir in the chia seeds.  Wait a few minutes, stir again, pop the lid on and put it in the refrigerator.  Allow the pudding to set overnight or for at least 2 hours.

Keep in mind you can play around with the amounts of tea, milk and coconut water you use.  As long as you have 2 cups of liquid, your recipe should turn out just find.  If for some reason your pudding turns out too soupy, you can either add more chia seeds or incorporate the mixture into a smoothie.

“There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

~Lewis Carroll


  1. This looks really good...I am going to try it. Would you know how many servings this recipe makes?
    Thank you for a creative way to use Chia seeds!!

  2. This makes enough for 2 servings, which means I can get 2 breakfasts out of it. Let me know how you like it. :)

  3. One of my best breakfast food since you told me about it! Thank you soooooo much!!!!! :) :) :)

  4. I'm so glad you like it. It's one of my favorite breakfast foods. :)