Healthy Chia Seed Puddings that Taste Like Dessert
G’day folks! It’s Arman here, back again for a delicious round-up to share with you today!
I tend to be one NOT to jump on health food trends.
I remember a few years ago when kale was slowly becoming more and more mainstream. From massaged salads and blended in green juices and baked into kale chips, they were ALL the range.
I, however, was NOT a fan.
Then came coconut oil. From being added to baked goods, topped over hot oatmeal and even used as a face mask, they became more readily available, outside of health food stores.
I, however, was NOT a fan.
Then came chia seeds. Chia seeds were touted as the new ‘cool kid’ on the food block. I tried it in the infamous ‘pudding’ form and never touched it again- It was bland, boring and flavorless.
Recently, however, I started experimenting more with incorporating these powerhouse seeds in my diet. I started by adding it to some oatmeal recipes (they work as a fantastic binder!) to throwing over some greek yogurt. I then decided to give chia seed pudding another chance, this time with a twist. Instead of their usual bland base, I amped up the flavor by incorporating different flavors, combinations and textures and soon enough, they became a common breakfast or snack option!
For those of you who’ve been skeptical of chia seed puddings, here are seven delicious options which could totally pass as dessert….while being healthy!
Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Chia Seed Pudding
A thick pudding with a glaze similar to those found on a cinnamon roll, but healthier!
Perfect for the coming summer breakfasts and brunches…outdoors!
Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding
Anything with ‘cake’ in it is an automatic winner!
Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
A smooth and creamy texture which is prepped the night before- Swap out your typical morning oats for this!
Get a boost of antioxidants, along with a gorgeous color!
A combination of syrup and nuts on top is screaming to be dug into with a spoon!
Healthy Brownie Batter Chia Seed Pudding
You can always convert a chia seed sceptic by making something taste like brownie batter!
Start incorporating chia seeds in your diet for a delicious fiber and protein boost!
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I’ve turned my nose up at chia in the past, but I did buy some the other day because I want to give it another chance. Your recipe is perfect timing!
I’ve never used before but would like to try. Are these crunchy though? I absolutely hate Berry smoothies because of crunchy seeds that get stuck in your teeth and I dont want to be disappointed here!