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Maple & Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a recipe I get asked for all the time which is crazy because it is the easiest thing to make. Chia seeds can be a little bit intimidating at first as they instantaneously go from a tiny crunchy seed to a thick gelatinous blob the second they touch liquid. This is because they are jam-packed with soluble fibre. The fibre absorbs the water and helps everything move smoothly through our digestive tract. Yay fibre! Chia seeds are also packed full of plant protein (6 grams per serve) and healthy fats which makes them the perfect food to help you power through your morning. This is one of my favourite breakfast because you can make it the night before and its ready to go in the morning, It travels extremely well so you can take it to work or school or the gym if you have to eat on the go.

I’ve supplied my basic maple & cinnamon Chia pudding recipe along with 3 different flavour combinations, apple/date/tahini – Coconut/tropical fruit & Chocolate/raspberry/peanut butter. Once you get the basic recipe down you can mix & match the flavours and toppings to create any combination your heart desires or with whatever you have on hand.  I love to top mine with fresh fruit, granola, nut butters, dried fruits. You can also mix spices or powders like turmeric, cacao or matcha into the chia pudding itself.

Basic Maple Cinnamon Chia Pudding
Serves – 1     Prep – 5 mins    Difficulty – easy

Ingredients 
3 tablespoons chia seeds
250ml ( 1 cup ) plant milk, almond, soy, rice, coconut or coconut h2o
1 tablespoon of maple syrup or other sweeteners
1 tablespoon of cinnamon

method
add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. Let set in the fridge for 30 min or overnight.

Apple Date Tahini Chia
1 x serve basic chia
1/2 a green apple
1 tablespoon of tahini
extra cinnamon & maple syrup
– Make the basic chia recipe as above. Once set, top with sliced apple, tahini a pinch of cinnamon & a drizzle of maple syrup.

Tropical Fruit & coconut
1 x serve basic chia
1/4 cup coconut yoghurt
1/2 cup chopped fruit like pawpaw, banana, mango, passion fruit
1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
– Add the basic chia ingredients to a bowl along with the shredded coconut. Whisk together then allow to set then top with the fruit and coconut yoghurt.

Chocolate Rasberry & Peanut butter
1 x serve basic chia
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon of cacao powder
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1/4 cup of granola
– Add the basic chia ingredients to a bowl along with the cacao powder. Whisk to combine. Once set, top with the raspberries, peanut butter, granola & a drizzle of maple syrup.

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