OR, use their natural thickening power to your advantage. When mixed with water, the chia seeds make a gel and can be used in place of eggs in baking. For each egg in a recipe, just mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit about 15 minutes to let it gel.
But this magical gelling ability also makes it SUPER SIMPLE to make a delicious and nutritious pudding. So here’s one example. You can experiment and use different berries.
Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
(This recipe makes quite a lot, so you may want to cut it in half the first time.)
The tiny chia seeds swell up and form tiny little balls that make the pudding a very interesting texture — sort of like tapioca pudding.
As you can imagine, this is a SUPER healthy pudding. Eat it for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert. It’s loaded with antioxidants and healthy Omega 3’s, fiber, and minerals.
Give it a try! And experiment. Use different berries, or other fruits, and mix some sliced fruit or whole berries into the pudding after it thickens.
Then come on back and let us know how you like it, and what different variations you try in the comments section below.
[Click here to download the Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe]
Delisa is a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor in Alaska. She believes that we are designed to be slim and healthy.