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Blueberry Chia Pudding

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Are you searching for a delectable and nutritious breakfast option that’s quick to whip up and incredibly satisfying? Look no further! Our Blueberry Chia Pudding is here to make your mornings more delightful. This heavenly concoction of chia seeds, frozen blueberries, and almond milk will tantalize your taste buds and provide a nourishing start to your day. Whether you’re a health-conscious individual or just someone seeking a delicious morning treat, this recipe is perfect.

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Who is This Recipe For?

This Blueberry Chia Pudding is an excellent choice for anyone who values a nutritious breakfast that doesn’t compromise flavor. Here’s why it’s great for:

  1. Health Enthusiasts: Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and various essential nutrients. They can help keep you full and provide sustained energy throughout the day.
  2. Busy Mornings: This recipe can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator, making it ideal for those hectic mornings when you need a grab-and-go breakfast.
  3. Sweet Tooth Satisfaction: The natural sweetness of blueberries and a touch of stevia will satisfy your sweet cravings without relying on refined sugars.
  4. Aesthetic Appeal: This pudding is delicious and visually appealing, thanks to the vibrant purple hue of the blueberries.

Ingredients You’ll Need

To create this mouthwatering Blueberry Chia Pudding, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3-4 drops Stevia (or sweetener of choice like honey, maple, or agave)
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/8 cup granola (I used gr8nola)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut shavings

Check out our homemade granola recipes: Grain-Free Coconut Granola and Spiced Cashew Granola

Kitchen Equipment

Before you start, ensure you have the following kitchen equipment ready:

  • High-speed blender
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Measuring cups and spoons
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How to Make Blueberry Chia Pudding

Now that we’ve got everything lined up let’s dive into the step-by-step process of creating this delectable breakfast treat.

Step 1: Blend the Blueberries

In a high-speed blender, combine the frozen blueberries, almond milk, a touch of stevia for sweetness, and a pinch of sea salt. Blend until you achieve a smooth, velvety mixture with that beautiful purple hue.

Step 2: Mix in the Chia Seeds

Transfer the blueberry mixture to a bowl and add the 1/4 cup of chia seeds. Stir the mixture well to ensure the chia seeds are evenly distributed. Allow it to sit for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator or overnight for the best results. During this time, the chia seeds absorb the liquid and become a pudding-like consistency.

Step 3: Add Toppings

Once your Blueberry Chia Pudding is ready, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Sprinkle 1/8 cup of gr8nola granola for a delightful crunch, and top it off with a sprinkle of coconut shavings. These toppings enhance the texture and add a delightful layer of flavor.

Recipe Variations and Tips

Recipe Swaps:

  • Milk Alternatives: If you’re not a fan of almond milk, feel free to use any other milk alternative, such as coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk. You can also use 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup milk of choice for an extra protein boost.
  • Fruit Variations: While blueberries are fantastic, you can experiment with other frozen fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or mixed berries for a unique twist.
  • Sweeteners: Adjust the sweetness to your liking by using honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar instead of stevia.

Storage:

  • Refrigeration: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The pudding may thicken slightly over time, but a quick stir will restore its creamy consistency.

FAQ

Can I prepare this the night before?

Absolutely! Preparing the Blueberry Chia Pudding the night before allows the chia seeds to absorb the liquid, resulting in a full creamy texture.

Is this recipe suitable for vegans?

Yes, it is! This entirely plant-based recipe makes it a great option for vegans and those with dairy allergies.

Can I add more fruits to the pudding?

Of course! For extra flavor and nutrition, feel free to customize your pudding with additional fruits like sliced bananas, kiwi, or pomegranate seeds.

Final Thoughts

Our Blueberry Chia Pudding is a testament that a nutritious breakfast can be incredibly delicious. Start your day on the right foot with this delightful creation, and you’ll feel satisfied and energized throughout the morning. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, and subscribe to our blog for more culinary inspiration.

Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.