Enjoy this energy boost with plant-based protein and fiber.
Chia puddings are my favorite snack to make on my Sunday batch cooking days because they’re so quick, easy, and versatile. I’m calling today’s “recipe” Go-To Chia Pudding because it’s more of a guideline to go to when making your own chia pudding. There are SO many ways to whip up a really delicious snack for the week, plus chia pudding will give you an energy boost with plant based protein and fiber. Keep reading for ideas on delicious chia pudding combos!
First let’s start with the incredible chia seed. What’s really cool about chia seeds (other than their fantastic nutrition profile) is their ability to completely transform in size and volume. These little ones are very hydrophilic (aka they love water!) and will soak up any form of liquid they’re surrounded by up to 10 times their weight. This capability of chia seeds makes them a perfect addition to the diet of anyone who’s looking to add more fiber into their diet or add a filling component to a meal.NS Kitchen page.)
I’ve already share two of my favorite chia puddings on the blog, Simple Mango Chia Pudding and Tart Cherry Chia Pudding. The recipes don’t stop there, though, because a simple blueprint for making delish chia puddings and some combinations to try are below!
(coconut, almond milk, cashew milk, pumpkin seed milk, etc.)
(maple syrup, honey, date syrup, coconut sugar, etc.)
your favorite add-ins
(fresh or frozen berries, kiwi, mango, almond butter, cocoa powder, plant-based protein powder, etc)
(coconut flakes, sliced almonds, granola, superfoods like bee pollen, goji berries, cacao nibs, etc.)
Combinations to Try:
- Almond milk + Pear + Pistachios + Honey
- Full fat coconut milk + Turmeric + Mango + Bee pollen
- Almond milk + Almond butter + Cocoa powder + Maple syrup + Dark chocolate chips (oh yes!)
- Cashew milk + Strawberries + Banana slices + Vanilla protein powder
- Light coconut milk + Matcha + Honey
- Almond milk + Apples + Cinnamon + Nourishing Muesli + Honey
- Full fat coconut milk + Pineapple + Coconut flakes
- Cashew milk + Blueberries + Raspberries + Goji berries
- Almond milk + Pomegranate seeds + Dark chocolate bits
Mix it up
As you can see, the options are totally endless! Mix up your favorite combinations on your meal prep day for a quick, ready to go snack throughout the week. Do you have any favorite go-to’s you like to make? Share them in the comments below so we can get inspired! And if you make your own chia pudding at home, be sure to share on Instagram with #nutritionstripped so we can see!
Photo by Katie Newburn
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