Basic Chia Seed Pudding

Great as breakfast, topping on your granola, part of a breakfast parfait or a snack - chia pudding is very versatile and healthy. Plus topping combinations are endless! This recipe with vanilla is a great basic one to follow - one variation could be adding cocoa powder for a chocolate version. 

One bowl of chia pudding is around 200-250 calories, so this is a pretty low calorie breakfast, that is also filling and packed with lots of protein, fiber and other nutrients.

Basic Chia Seed Pudding

(Makes 1 full portion or 2 portions with lots of toppings)

3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup milk of your choice (I use almond or coconut milk)
1-2 drops vanilla essence
1 tsp honey or syrup
Toppings (I used blueberries and pomegranate seeds)

Combine chia seeds, milk, vanilla essence and honey. Stir well until combined. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Stir again to avoid any chia-lumps. Cover and leave overnight in the fridge. The next morning, serve with toppings of your choice. Blueberries and pomegranate seeds are a nice combo. A teaspoonful of peanut butter or other nut butter as a topping will help you stay full for longer.