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Chia seed pudding

Chia seeds provide a long-lasting source of energy (in fact it is reported they were an important crop for the Aztecs who would go out hunting on just a tablespoon of these seeds, such is their energy giving power!). They are highly absorbent and can grow by up to 10 times their volume – which is why if you eat them dry you must make sure you drink enough liquid before and after eating so you don’t get constipated. Chia seeds are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and protein. They are also a great source of soluble fibre than can help promote overall gut health and support healthy gut bacteria levels.

Cook time & preparation

  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Serves 4 as a side


  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 400 ml of milk of choice (nut milk or cows milk)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Top with mixed berries


  • Soak the ingredients for at least 1 hour or overnight, stirring occasionally until thickened. Experiment to get the desired consistency and use less milk if you like it thicker. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe, but there can be big variances according to taste and what sort of texture you like
  • Top with fruit of choice
  • This is a great breakfast on the go as it keeps in the fridge for a few days and is ready to eat in the morning. If you’re in a hurry put in a Tupperware or glass jar with lid and eat at work
  • As it keeps for a few days, double or triple the quantities so you can have breakfast sorted for a few days.