Looking for a healthy and tasty breakfast option? This chia flax pudding will be your go-to favorite! This delicious and nutritious treat is packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids – making it the perfect meal or snack any time of day. Get ready to indulge in a guilt-free pudding that your taste buds and body will thank you for.
But let’s be real. Those are more like weekend indulgences. Something you might serve at a big vegan brunch party. They’re not everyday breakfast kinds of dishes.
When it comes to your weekday breakfast, you want something healthy that will give you the energy you need to get you through the morning. And, of course, you want it to taste good, too!
That’s where this chia and flax seed pudding comes in. It ticks off all the boxes!
Wondering how to make chia pudding? It begins with these ingredients:
- Chia seeds — I recommend grinding chia seeds for pudding with the best texture.
- Flax seeds — It’s easy to find ground flax seeds, which you’ll need for this recipe.
- Plant-based milk — Use your favorite, such as soy milk, almond milk, creamy cashew milk, easy pecan milk, or even coconut milk. Nut milk and coconut milk produce the creamiest pudding.
- Protein Powder — Using vanilla-flavored plant-based protein powder adds flavor and sweetness. If you’re not using protein powder, you should add a bit of vanilla extract and sweetener for flavor.
- Sweetener — Your other ingredients may add enough sweetness to the pudding. So, take a taste test. If you prefer it sweeter, add some maple syrup or brown sugar. To make chia and flax pudding keto, use a zero-calorie sweetener.
How to Make Chia Flax Pudding
To create the perfect bowl of flax chia pudding, gather your ingredients and follow these steps:
- Combine ground chia and flax seeds in a bowl.
- Pour in the other ingredients, such as plant-based milk and protein powder.
- Stir to combine.
- Let the pudding sit for a minute and then stir again. This second stir helps eliminate lumps in the pudding.
- Two ways to serve it: Make hot chia pudding by heating it through. Or serve it chilled by letting it sit in the fridge.
- Add your favorite toppings (see ideas below).
Once you’ve mastered the basic chia flax pudding recipe, it’s time to have fun with flavor combinations.
- Adding fresh fruits, such as sliced strawberries or blueberries, can add bursts of color and flavor throughout the pudding.
- Chopped nuts, such as almonds or pecans, can bring in a satisfying crunch and extra protein.
- Spices like ground cinnamon or ground cardamom can lend warm, comforting notes to your pudding.
- Serving your pudding warm? Add dried fruit like raisins before you heat it up to deliver soft, plump raisins throughout!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match to find your perfect combination.
Breakfast Pudding Toppings
Once you’ve created your delicious chia flax pudding, it’s time to take it to the next level by adding some toppings for extra crunch. You can even get some extra nutritional benefits too.
Here are some delicious and nutritious topping ideas to try out:
- Berries — Adding fresh fruit to your chia flax pudding is a great way to add natural sweetness and color. Try sliced bananas, chopped mango, or raspberries for a burst of flavor.
- Protein — Add an extra scoop of protein powder for a protein boost.
- Granola — Granola is a perfect topping for flax and chia pudding. Add this high-protein granola for some extra crunch.
- Nut Butter — Nut butter is packed with healthy fats and protein, and it also adds flavor to your pudding. Try drizzling almond or peanut butter on top for a creamy, nutty taste.
- Shredded Coconut — Shredded coconut is an excellent source of fiber and healthy fats. Check out this Toasted Coconut Donuts recipe for tips on how to make toasted coconut.
Experiment with different combinations to find the perfect topping for your pudding. With these ideas, you can create a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- NUTRITIOUS — This healthy pudding is packed with nutrition in every bite!
- MEAL PREP WORTHY — Make a double batch of this pudding and let it sit in the fridge so you can have breakfast ready in the morning!
- VERSATILE — Change up the pudding flavors (hello, chocolate!) to keep it interesting!
Can chia and flax seeds be eaten together?
It’s OK to eat chia and flax seeds together because they offer similar nutritional and culinary benefits. Both act as thickeners, so they’re often used as egg replacers. Both are filling, so eating them in moderation, like most foods, is vital.
How many calories are in chia and flax pudding?
A typical chia and flax pudding will have nearly 400 calories, depending on the ingredients and toppings used. Many experts recommend between 300 and 500 calories for a healthy breakfast, so this pudding is a great way to start your day.
Store pudding in the fridge for up to 4 days. It can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
In conclusion, chia flax pudding is a nutritious and delicious treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack time, or dessert.
By experimenting with flavors and adding toppings, you can create the ultimate bowl of chia flax pudding. Remember to have fun, and don’t be afraid to try new things.
As the saying goes, “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” So why not start with a nutritious dish that tastes like dessert, such as this chia and flax pudding?
Chia Flax Pudding
- 3 tablespoons ground chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (substitute cinnamon or ginger)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Toppings: Add chocolate chips, berries, granola, and more for toppings.
- Add the ground chia seeds, flax seeds, protein powder, and spices to a bowl.
- Pour in the milk.
- Stir everything together. Let it sit for one minute, then stir again. This helps prevents the ground seeds from clumping together.
- Take a taste test. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup or your favorite sweetener if it's not sweet enough.
- Serve it warm by heating it through or refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes to an hour to serve chilled.
- Serve as is or add toppings, such as granola, whipped cream, chocolate chips, fresh fruit, and more.
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The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.