Two years ago, I published a recipe for a basic chia pudding and it became one of the most favorite recipes of my blog. To make this easy, on-the-go breakfast even more interesting, I want to share four flavor upgrades to the basic recipe.
The basic recipe only requires three ingredients and yes, I’ll still keep things simple, but with an added kick. I want you to have a few options on how to enhance the flavor, just in case you want to eat it for a few days or need something new every day.
The flavors I chose are chocolate,matcha, blackberry and pumpkin. Each one is obviously delicious and you should try them all! To garnish the pudding, I added more fruit on top but if you are in a hurry, you can have the pudding without any garnish of course.
The idea for this easy pudding is to mix it in the evening and have it the next morning. It saves you loads of time if you’re due for a busy morning and need to have your breakfast on the go. If you’re someone that skips breakfast, this easy chia pudding recipe won’t take you long to make at all! And you’ll thank yourself in the morning because breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day.
The minute the chia seeds touch liquid, they begin to puff up and the pudding gets thicker. The longer the batter sits, the thicker the pudding will be. I do not recommend making it more than the night before if you plan to eat it because it will be too thick and rubbery; which means it won’t be so tasty. And no one wants to eat gross chia seeds! The minimum time the pudding needs in order to set is 3 hours in the fridge.
The recipe is also vegan and is very healthy. Now that it's January and everyone wants to start the New Year with a clean nourishing diet, it makes sense to try some new flavors. But don’t let that scare you off! It is seriously delicious. You’ll be wanting to eat more than just one bowl 🙂 Chia seeds are full of omega 3 fatty acids, iron, calcium and vitamins that your body needs, especially if you are on the vegan diet. So, not only is it heavenly to eat, it’s also super healthy. New year, new you and with a delicious healthy breakfast dish. More beautiful words have not been spoken!
Because the cocoa powder, matcha and pumpkin puree can have a bitter taste, you might want to add some additional maple syrup. Taste and decide what you like.
Here is the easy recipe for flavored chia pudding:
Chia Pudding in Flavors
- 4 basic chia puddings (to create all 4 flavors)
For chocolate chia pudding:
- 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Garnish: cut strawberries
For matcha chia pudding:
- 2 teaspoon matcha powder
- Garnish: cut kiwi
For blackberry chia pudding:
- ¼ cup blackberries (I used frozen ones that I thawed and mashed with a fork)
- Garnish: blueberries
For pumpkin chia pudding:
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- Garnish: cut apple
- The night before you plan to eat the pudding, mix the basic chia pudding ingredients in a bowl.
- For each flavor, add the flavor ingredients to the basic batter.
- Pour the batter to a jar and close the lid tightly.
- Keep in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
- Garnish the pudding and dig in!