This sweet dessert (or snack if you’re like me) is perfect for when you’re on the go or feeling far too lazy to bake. These little treats are high in fibre, protein and the great thing about them is that you can tailor them to your own personal taste for a fresh snack that is oozing with flavour. I’m sure you’ve seen these all over instagram and maybe even tried your hand at making one. However, speaking from experience, it is really hard to get the ratio of chia seed to liquid just right, and get the same results as those perfect puddings you’ve been dying to try. After a few too many tried and tested recipes, I think I have finally hit the nail on the head and here’s how I’ve done it..
◊ 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
◊ 2/3 cup of almond milk (or preferred liquid)
◊ drop of vanilla essence
◊ 1 teaspoon maple syrup
◊ suggested toppings: mango, pomegranate, raspberry, a little more maple syrup (because why not..), and of course ‘cleantella’.
◊ A pretty little jar to store it in
The method is so simple it’s laughable, simply mix all of the ingredients together and leave in the fridge overnight. For optimum results stir half an hour after you have made it to ensure the chia seeds are dispersed evenly. Feel free to blitz the pudding in a food processor once it has set for a lusciously thick dessert.
Top tip: if you don’t think this little jar will fill you, or you have friends coming over and you’d like to make a bigger batch, just remember the ratio: 1 tablespoon for every 1/3 of a cup of liquid.
Play around with the flavours, a second favourite variation of mine is to omit the vanilla and instead add a teaspoon of cacao powder, topped with fresh strawberries.
Have you ever tried chia pudding before? Let me know what your favourite flavour is!
The Perky Peach