I chose this recipe as my first post because it’s an example of the food I’m always going on (& on & on about)… Simple, healthy & delicious. The first chia pudding I had was really quite shit… I started experimenting at home until I created one that I liked. My boyfriend doesn’t actually like the flavours of the chai so you can use all sorts of variables but this chai chia is definitely my favourite, delicious mix of spices, plus it’s fun to say! I will include a list of other possible flavours at the end but I’ve found this basic recipe makes the perfect texture.
VANILLA CHAI CHIA PUDDING.
1/2 tsp each ground ginger, cloves & cardamon
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla paste
1/2 cup chia
3 cups liquid (I use coconut milk, but almond milk or cows milk works fine as well)
1/4 cup sweetener (I use maple syrup, but you can use honey, sugar or coconut sugar)
I make the pudding in a big container, then once it has set (about 4 hours, I usually leave overnight) layer it into glass jars. Alternating between yoghurt & berries. You can spoon straight into jars, but I find they turn out a lot prettier using this method. Top with pecans, shredded coconut & ground cinnamon, like I have here.
If you are looking for jars Kmart has a good selection of cheap ones. Personally I save all my old jars, sterilise & reuse.
Other flavour ideas:
– Vanilla & strawberry: add a teaspoon of vanilla extract & layer with fresh strawberries
-Muesli & seasonal fruit: the name pretty much sums it up…
– Coconut & chocolate: add some cocao powder to the pudding mix, & layer with toasted shredded coconut.
Get creative. You can incorporate your favourite breakfast food with your pudding & experiment to find your favourite one, like I did. I’d love to hear your variations or feedback, send me an email or leave me a comment.
Have a beautiful day & happy creating.