Chia Seed Puddings: 3 Ingredients

Chia Seed Puddings: 3 Ingredients
suemareep chia puddings

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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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