This is a basic recipe to make a delicious vegan chia pudding. 5 minute prep time, perfect for meal-prep!
Are you on the chia pudding wagon already?
We’ve been making chia puddings for months now. It’s such an easy, tasty and healthy breakfast that literally takes 5 minutes to make, that it only seems logical to incorporate it into our weekly meal plan.
We especially like how versatile chia seeds are to use. Chia pudding, sure. But try also adding them to smoothies, fruit-infused water, bread, porridge and plenty more for an instant nutrient boost!
How to make a Basic Vegan Chia Pudding
After sharing more “elaborated” versions of this pudding, we’re now sharing a Basic Vegan Chia Pudding Recipe. This can be your go-to for those days when you do not feel like making an effort.
Because this Basic Vegan Chia Pudding takes like 5 minutes or less to make, searching for a jar included.
All you need is chia seeds and some kind of milk (we recommend plant-based). All the rest is optional. So you start by adding 3 tablespoons of chia seeds into a container, or a jar, or a bowl. Add about 1 cup of plant-based milk. Stir. Close jar and let sit for about 2 hours (or refrigerate overnight). And that’s it!
But, if you do feel like giving it a light twist, do as we recommend in the recipe: add a drop of vanilla extract in the milk, stir, refrigerate… and then top with some delicious coconut yogurt, berries and coconut flakes for extra flair!
Why Chia Pudding is good for you
Chia pudding is made with chia seeds, which have several health benefits. The tiny seeds have a long history in human consumption, but only recently have had their moment as a superfood in food trends.
Although small in size, these seeds pack a ton of healthy nutrients: fiber, calcium, manganese, magnesium, protein which are essential for bone health. They also contain decent amounts of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.
Chia seeds are also high in quality protein, compared to other plant sources. Their protein and fiber content may aid weight loss.
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1 cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 tbsp coconut yogurt
- 1 handful berries
- 1 tsp coconut flakes
- Place chia seeds in a large jar, add plant-based milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir repeatedly for about a minute for the seeds to combine with the milk, then close the jar with a lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, transfer the chia pudding into two smaller jars or glasses, top with coconut yogurt and some berries. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
- Serve or keep in fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 8gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g
This recipe is sponsored by Hofer Slovenija (you may also know it as Aldi). It is our favorite grocery store and we love their products. If you are from Slovenia, do head over to Hofer’s Instagram account for even more delicious recipes!
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