Berry Chia Pudding
Updated: Oct 2
Looking for a tasty nutritious breakfast treat? Boost your health with a blueberry chia pudding! This delicious recipe is also dairy free, it's an incredible high fibre recipe to prepare in advance too. If you make it in a jam jar its easy to take into work for a healthy breakfast on-the- go, that tastes like dessert!
Not only does it make for a vibrant and Instagram-worthy breakfast or snack, but it's also loaded with health benefits. Give this blueberry chia pudding recipe a try, and share the love of healthy eating.
Blueberries may have benefits for your heart and brain health. They are a member of the heather family. These small but mighty berries have so many incredible health benefits that they are often called a 'superfood'. Blueberries are packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are a low sugar fruit that won't cause a blood sugar spike, as they are both low GI (glycaemic index) and low GL (glycaemic load). A study in 2010 found that the bio-actives in blueberries may even improve insulin sensitivity.
Chia seeds are highly nutritious tiny black and white seeds that become gelatinous and increase in size when soaked in liquid. They are high in soluble fibre, protein and healthy fats called omega 3 fatty acids, which can lower the risk of heart disease. Like blueberries, chia seeds are a great source of fibre which supports gut health and antioxidants that have numerous health benefits. A study in 2017 found that chia seeds may benefit people who are trying to lose weight by reducing short-term food intake.
Berry Chia Pudding Recipe
1 cup unsweetened almond, oat or coconut milk
1 cup blueberries or other berries
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seeds
8 tbsp granola with nuts and seeds
1 cup coconut yogurt
Add the milk, berries, maple syrup, and vanilla to a blender and blend well until combined.
Pour the berry mixture into a medium-sized bowl and add the chia seeds.
Whisk well to combine and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to thicken.
Divide into 2 smaller jars or bowls.
Top with granola, yoghurt and additional berries if desired.
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.