Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

As promised, here’s a follow up to the Basic Chia Pudding recipe I shared yesterday. Plain chia pudding is extremely versatile, this is just to give you a little inspiration for your own Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl. Of course you can always divide your pudding into handy little jars, but if you have some time to relax over breakfast at home, I recommend starting your day with a little extra beauty.

Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl | Orthodox and Vegan
Pomegranate Blueberry Breakfast Bowl
1 C Basic Chia Pudding
2-3 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)
-sliced almonds
-finely shredded coconut
-blueberries
-pomegranate molasses*

In your serving bowl, stir the maple syrup into the chia pudding. Add toppings in a lovely way that is pleasing to the eye. Look at the beautiful work of art you created and, if the lighting is right, take a picture for Instagram (remember not to use the flash!). Now that you’ve made a record of this masterpiece, you will need to destroy it. I recommend stirring everything together – it won’t look pretty, but it will taste delicious!

*You can normally find pomegranate molasses for a reasonable price at Middle Eastern markets. If it isn’t sold in a store near you, there are multiple brands sold on Amazon.

You may also enjoy this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding Parfait by Real Food Whole Life.

How will you top your chia pudding bowl?

Basic Chia Pudding

Ch-ch-ch-chia! Ch-ch-ch… Chia Pudding?! YES, these are the very same seeds you may have used to sprout “fur” on your Chia Ram, or a beard on Chia Abe Lincoln, and believe it or not chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The gelatinous coating that makes them stick to our Chia Pets is what helps them turn milks into pudding – they also make a great substitutes for eggs in many baked goods!

The best part is you can let the chia seeds do their thing in the fridge overnight, and wake up to pudding in the morning 😀 It’s easy to make a big batch of chia pudding and have your breakfast for the week. I like to do a plain unsweetened version that I can modify, so I can have something a little different each day.

Easy Vegan Chia Pudding | Orthodox and Vegan
Basic Chia Pudding
For One Serving
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1 C unsweetened vanilla non-dairy milk (almond is my favorite)

Whisk ingredients to combine, add milk first and then the seeds. Seal your container of choice (I prefer a glass jar) and, if possible, place in the fridge overnight – the seeds will start to gel after about 20 minutes, though, if you’re in a hurry.
Once the pudding has set, give it a stir and add more milk a little at a time as/if needed.

If you want to prep for the week, simply multiply the ingredients using 3 Tbsp of seeds for every one cup of milk.

Suggestions

Sweeten to Taste With…
-Maple Syrup
-Date Paste
-Fruit Puree
-Agave Nectar

Flavor With…
-Cinnamon
-Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
-Chai Spice Blend
-Fruit Syrups
-Fruit Butters (such as apple or pumpkin)

Bulk it Up With…
-Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
-Nuts & Seeds
-Granola
-Fruit or Berries

I’ll be sharing one of my favorite chia pudding breakfast bowls soon! What’s your favorite way to enjoy chia pudding?