Warmer weather (well apart from all the rain we’re having in the UK at the moment) means it’s time for lighter, summery breakfast dishes like overnight oats and chia puddings! I know chia seeds can receive a little bit of bashing at times for being a bit too ‘health snobby’ kinda’ foods.. but I really like them and love a good old bit of chia seed pudding. Admittedly, the texture can take some time to get used to because it is slightly unusual when you’re first introduced to it. However, chia seeds can be really delicious and these puddings are a greta thing to prep ahead of time for a quick and nutritious breakfast that you can garnish with topping to your hearts desire.
Chia seeds are a good plant based source of healthy fats and they’re a really easy thing to incorporate into your diet. They don’t really have any particular flavours, so you can easily create and customise the flavours of your puddings. There really are so many different options! I love experimenting with dishes like this and overnight oat recipes, purely because there’s so much room for me to get creative and try out different things. They’re also super easy and accessible recipes that you can make for yourself at home, without the need for lots of equipment or time to spend in the kitchen
This particular variation is a super simple, 4 ingredient recipe, that simply requires yo to toss all of the ingredients together, give it a mix and there you have it. Couldn’t really be more simple than that now could it? Obviously if there’s going to be a most popular flavour in my recipe library, then I think it’s really no surprise that it’s something of the berry variety. I’m obsessed with anything berry or fruity flavoured. My fridge is always fully stocked with these beautiful fruits and cupboards are jam packed with the Arctic Berries freeze dried powders. I’ve spoken about these solidly for years now and am so obsessed with this company I can’t even explain to you! They’re such a staple in my kitchen cupboard and are just a super handy way to boost my porridge, chia puddings, yoghurt bowls, smoothies, cereals and more with some extra vitamins!
- 1 cup plant milk of choice (I use either almond or oat)
- 3 Heaped Tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp agave/maple syrup
- 1 Tsp Arctic berries Cranberry powder
In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
Set aside for half an hour to allow everything to thicken, then add all of your favouriting toppings and enjoy! You could also pop this in the fridge overnight, ready for breakfast the following morning.