You know when you find that food combination that you fall in love with and just can’t stay away from… and keep coming back for more. Well, chia pudding happens to be one of those foods. This amazing bowl of pudding is so easy to make, simply through it all in the blender and then serve.
Can I just say that this summery chia pudding bowl whisks me away to the tropics where salty sprays of ocean water lap at the sand and the sun is the only guide to time. I mean, I may be sitting on my porch nestled away in the pine trees, but at heart, I am on a beach in the tropics.
This chia bowl is seriously legit and a super quick and easy breakfast. Keeping it fresh during the summer months is a must and there is no better way then with this breakfast bowl of yumminess. I have made chia pudding for the last couple of years.. Last summer was a record with me making a bowl of chia pudding nearly every day!
I love blender meals and that is what makes this recipe so fun and easy to make, no thinking, just through it all all in the blender. I know pudding normally takes a few hours to chill and get firm, but that is if you make it without chia seeds. Chia seeds gel up when they come in contact with water and kind of resemble a tapioca pearl. Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica (grown natively in South America), which is related to the mint. In these bitty little precious seeds hold a surprisingly strong amount of nutrients such as, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. Don’t be fooled, they may be healthy, but they are also extremely delicious and easily added to smoothies, puddings, and even baked goods!
You can top this bowl of pudding with whatever your heart desires, but I recommend some fresh juicy berries, coconut shreds, and a bit of chocolate (or cacao nibs for those health lovers). Or you can serve it just by it’s self… it’s delicious and creamy either way!