Chai Chia Pudding
This Chai Chia Pudding uses the ancient South American chia seeds as a base and combines it with the oriental flavours of India. It’s a healthy, nutritious and filling breakfast, snack or dessert which is made in a breeze.
Chia seeds on its own are quite bland in flavours, which makes it a very versatile base for any kind of pudding.
Since my recent trip to India, I’m in love with the colourful spices and flavours of this fascinating country. Vendors offer their homebrewed, traditional Chai tea at every street corner and the over-crowded trains. Even though the quality and taste vastly differ from region to region it always had a warming and calming effect in those otherwise bustling cities.
Another great flavour combination is figs, coconut yoghurt and chia pudding as in my Fig Chia Pudding recipe.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are able to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water, which makes them expand and help you stay full for longer. Their high fibre and protein content makes them a very weight loss-friendly breakfast.
Being sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan- friendly it suitable for almost everyone with special dietary requirements.
How to incorporate Chia Seeds into your diet
Chia seeds can be easily incorporated into your diet, by sprinkling them over homemade yoghurts, granolas or as an egg substitute as in our Best Healthy Brownie Ever recipe.
If you are not used to eating chia seeds, I recommend starting with a low dose of 15g a day and gradually increasing it as in my Vegan Mango Lassie Overnight Oats recipe.
What is your favourite breakfast food? Let me know, I’m looking forward to reading your comments.
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Chai Chia Pudding
- 6 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 cups almond milk or milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons almond flakes
- Place chia seeds in the food processor and pulse a couple of times. This allows you to skip the long waiting time other recipes call for.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix until the pudding starts to thicken.
- Cut the banana into small slices.
- Layer the pudding alternating with the bananas slices in a glass.
- Roast the almond flakes over medium heat in a small pan until they are lightly browned and sprinkle them over the top.
- Refrigerate or enjoy straight away.
8 thoughts on “Chai Chia Pudding”
i made a chia pudding yesterday for breakfast – and love it! definitely need to try out this recipe. love the chai flavour combination!
chia pudding makes such a nice breakfast, let us know how you liked the flavour combination.
We wish you a fabulous day 🙂
Since moving back from Asia and not being able to get Chia cheap, I am now obsessed with making chia pudding. My fave so far is made with almond milk, 1tsp Cocoa, 1 banana warmed up then topped with coconut and seeds. Nom Nom Nom so good. I am going to try this one tomorrow – it won’t look as gorgeous as this though ha!
your recipe sounds great too, we will definitely check it out, let us know how you like the Chai Chia Pudding 😉
Cardamom is my new fav, this looks beyond yummy – sneaking in chia seeds too is just a bonus 🙂 Loved this pin! Thanks for sharing
thank you for your comment, we love to hear from our readers.
We love to use cardamom too, at the minute we are working on a cardamom chocolate ganache tart 🙂
Have a great day 🙂
Great recipe, and an awesome way for me to keep incorporating chia seeds into my diet as well.
Hi Julia, thanks a lot for taking the time to comment, I am delighted to hear that you like the recipe. Have a great day ~Eva