For an easy summer breakfast idea try chia seed puddings, I have made the base recipe using only 3 ingredients. The extra granola and berries I add on top are optional. I make this with either coconut milk or soya milk depending on what I have in the fridge at the time. A light alternative to a bowl of cereal. We love this a few times a week for a change to our usual breakfast.
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are little black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant. Originating from Central and South America. They are a member of the Mint family. Versatile and have the ability to absorb liquid and form a gel. This means they can be used as an egg replacement, to thicken sauces and jams, and is a great breakfast alternative.
See below for the nutritional information.
Takes = 10 mins plus overnight chilling
Makes = 2 serves
- Chia seeds – 4 teaspoons (add 1-2 more for a thicker pudding)
- Coconut Milk or soya milk – 2/3 cup (1/3 cup per serve)
- Honey, maple or similar – 1/2 teaspoon (more if you want it sweeter)
- Into two small glasses or jars, mix the chia seeds, sweetener and milk together then rest for 5 minutes. Stir again before chilling in the fridge overnight.
- Before serving add a layer of granola and berries for extra crunch, texture and goodness.
Nutritional profile of chia seeds
A handful of chia seeds (25g) contains approximately:
- 122 kcal/508KJ
- 4.1g protein
- 2g carbohydrates
- 8.6g fibre
- 7g fat
- 158mg calcium
- 84mg magnesium
- 93mg iron
- 15mg zinc
- 68mg manganese