About This Healthy Superfood Chia Pudding Recipe
Dessert for breakfast? Yes, please! This cream, super healthy chia pudding with fruits is a fantastic way to start your day.
Over the past few years, chia seeds have exploded as a popular superfood and are consumed by health-conscious people all over the world.
Back in the day, these tiny black seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans. Chia seeds were valued for their ability to provide sustainable energy. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
These tiny chia seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch and are full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and various micronutrients. They are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
Now, let’s talk about this chia pudding. A recipe so simple yet so delicious, healthy, and nutritious, this pudding is worth trying! Prep it at night and you can just grab this scrumptious breakfast from the fridge in the morning as you head out the door!
It’s a layered breakfast-dessert of yogurt, chia seeds, and fruit. One bowl of this creamy pudding with the subtle crunch of fresh fruits will leave you feeling satiated for hours. Besides, the recipe is so customizable that you can try out different versions of this chia pudding recipe every day for weeks!
What You Need for This Healthy Superfood Chia Pudding Recipe
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: An excellent dairy-free milk alternative, almond milk is gluten-free, vegan, low in fat, and adds a pleasant nuttiness to your recipe.
- Blackberries: The antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals found in blackberries deliver various health benefits and have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
- Greek Yogurt: This creamy, rich yogurt has less sugar and a tart taste. It’s nutrient-packed and makes it easier for your body to absorb other nutrients.
- Chia Seeds: These tiny black seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients.
- Açai Powder: Açai berry powder is the Amazon super berry rich in anthocyanin and antioxidants with a delightful taste of wild berries and hints of dark chocolate.
- Vanilla Bean: For an extra delightful vanilla taste and flavor.
- Dates: Dates are a healthier alternative to refined white sugar and are full of nutrients and essential minerals.
- Goji Berries: Goji Berries taste like a cross between cranberry, cherry, and tomato and are packed with nutrients.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: You can substitute it with any other milk or even water. The liquid you use will affect the thickness and creaminess of the pudding.
- Blackberries: I like topping mine with fresh fruit or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, and granola, but you may use your favorite toppings.
Where can I find chia seeds?
Usually, you can find chia seeds at all major grocery stores’ cereal or superfoods section.
How long does it take to thicken this chia pudding?
The chia seeds begin absorbing the liquid quickly, but you need to give the pudding some time to build the gel-like consistency. I recommend a minimum of 2 hours, but you’ll get the best results if you let it sit in the fridge overnight.
For how long can I store the chia pudding?
You may store the chia pudding in a mason jar for up to 1 week in the fridge.
Healthy Superfood Chia Pudding With Yogurt and Blackberries
Loaded with nutrients and deliciously creamy, this simple Overnight Healthy Superfood Chia Pudding With Yogurt and Blackberries is naturally sweetened and is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert any time of the day.
Yield: 1 cup serving
How To Make Overnight Healthy Superfood Chia Pudding Step By Step
Add the unsweetened almond milk, açai powder, goji berries, and seedless dates into a blender and blitz for a few seconds.
Pour the blended milk into a jar and add the chia seeds. Mix very well until all the chia seeds are properly mixed into the milk.
Add the vanilla bean to the jar as well, cover it up, and place it in the fridge overnight.
When it’s time to serve, add Greek yogurt and lots of blackberries. Enjoy!
- It is essential to mix the chia seeds into the milk well to ensure it doesn’t separate in the fridge.
- If the chia seeds pudding is too liquid and not dense enough, just add more chia seeds, stir again, and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so.
- For a denser and creamier chia seeds pudding, use thicker milk like coconut milk.
- Chia seeds have no flavor, so the pudding will taste like whatever liquid, sweetener, and fruit you are using.