Vanilla chia seed pudding – suitable for breakfast or after dinner.
The past few weeks has been super busy outside of blogging, so much so I have decided to reduce the number of posts for the month of May. Please do not take this personal and rest assured I will continue to provide my readership with the utmost recipes HOWEVER……I feel I need to take a few moments away from my website to re-focus my energies on other areas of my life.
One very small fact about myself is that I am a very private person, you won’t find me disclosing a lot of personal information on my website or otherwise unless I see it as being relevant (i.e. sometimes factoring in stories about growing up in a Caribbean household).
Anyway, I thought I should be candid about my movements in a sense just in case you were wondering why there has been a lengthy gap in between recipe submissions. This vanilla seed pudding is one that I’ve been eating for a few weeks now because the nearby markets are currently selling strawberries which I like to pair with vanilla at a reasonable cost.
I consider this recipe to be a breakfast and pudding in one and that is the best part about it. The ambiguity offers my readers the opportunity to choose as and when to eat it. It’s quite filling so breaking that all important fast with some chia seeds is certainly what is needed if you’re looking for a recipe that is tasty and will keep you full for at least a few hours.
On the contrary, these nothing quite like coming home to some chia seed pudding or perhaps you’re in the mood for a not-so-naughty-treat. Let me echo these sentiments once again, this chia recipe can quickly turn into the dessert of your dreams.
The key to a good chia seed pudding is to allow the seeds to expand into little transparent balls. I have discovered that whisking the seeds with nut milk helps to hasten this process so there is no need to wait several hours or overnight unless of course you’re not in a hurry to eat it.
A simple chia recipe that consists of less than 5 ingredients – filling, irresistible and incredibly tasty.
- ⅓ cup of chia seeds
- 1½ coconut milk (can use almond or cashew milk)
- 2tbsp of coconut nectar (use an alternative sweetener)
- ½ tbsp of vanilla extract (or powder)
- a bunch of strawberries, sliced
- Add the chia seeds to a small bowl of your choice,
- Pour the nut milk onto the chia seeds whisking briskly. The seeds won't expand immediately, so whisk periodically it should reach its peak within 15 minutes, whisking at 2-3 minute intervals during this time feel free to drizzle in the coconut nectar and vanilla.
- Once the pudding has reached its peak, adorn with the sliced strawberries.
- Serve accordingly - dessert or breakfast.