Who says you can’t have pudding for breakfast?! If you’re like me, keeping it clean can be tough when you have a sweet tooth. This Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding recipe is one of my favorites; it can be breakfast, a midday snack or a dessert, AND it is packed with the “superfood” chia seeds!
These little wonders come from the plant, Salvia hispanica, which grows in southern Mexico. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs would eat chia seeds for extra energy and for other medicinal purposes (we are a little late to the chia seed game!). Chia seeds are a HUGE source of fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids (the “healthy” fats).
For those of you who focus on a healthy gut, these seeds are for you! Chia seeds help with digestion and regulation of the digestive system, can decrease inflammation and insulin resistance, and they are filling and give you an energy boost!
In this recipe, I included my VitalFit Planted Vanilla Protein and cacao powder to add a little extra flavor (I have also made the pudding with my 3fuel Chocolate Protein powder to make a chocolatey dessert!). This recipe is easy, packed with health benefits, and hits the spot when you want something sweet, enjoy!
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding - Serves: 2-3
8 Tablespoons of chia seeds
2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk (or your choice of liquid based on dietary preferences)
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 Scoop of Vitalfit Planted Vanilla Protein
1 teaspoon Cacao powder (optional)
Strawberries (for topping)
Blueberries (for topping)
- Combine ingredients (except for the fruit) and mix well.
- Place mixture into the refrigerator to let the chia seeds absorb the liquid. The mixture only needs about 30 minutes to thicken up but you can leave the mixture in the refrigerator for up to two weeks!
- Stir the mixture occasionally to avoid clumping. Depending on the type of liquid and how thick you like your pudding you may have to play around with the chia seed to liquid ratio.
- This recipe makes a pretty thick consistency. Once you have reached your desired thickness, top it with some fruit, granola, or a drizzle of honey for more sweetness.
- Kelsey Anderson