Breakfast is the most important part of the day! And when it comes to breakfast, most people want something convenient and quick to prepare. However, this isn’t always the healthiest or even tastiest option. Here’s an easy and nutrient-packed breakfast that can be made in as little as three minutes. Today’s recipe walks you through how you can make a deliciously filling morning pomegranate chia pudding at home that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth.
What is a Chia Pudding?
Simply put, it is a pudding made out of chia seeds and other ingredients that has an appearance and texture similar to tapioca. Chia seeds are the key ingredient to making this delicious pudding.
These little seeds can absorb fluid up to 10 times its volume and expand in size by as much as 9 times its original volume. They’re packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are essential for well-being.
How to Make Pomegranate Morning Chia Pudding?
To make morning chia pudding, you only need 5 ingredients: pomegranate jam, cold milk or oat milk, chia seeds, pomegranate molasses, and granola.
The first step is to prepare your chia seeds. To do this, you’ll want to mix them with your milk and let them sit overnight so they have the opportunity to develop this really nice, gelatinous texture.
After that, it’s all a matter of layering on your other ingredients in your chosen container.
How to Use Chia Pudding?
Chia pudding tastes delicious all on its own. However, you can also add a little bit of jam, granola, or even some fresh fruit to sweeten the pudding. Simply top off your chia pudding with whatever you like to suit your taste buds.
While morning chia pudding is typically eaten for breakfast, you can enjoy it any time of the day as a snack, a quick energy booster, or a filling alternative to your dessert cravings.
How Long Can You Keep Chia Pudding?
Chia pudding can be prepared a few days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. If you have any leftovers, one way to enjoy them is by sprinkling them over a small bowl of fresh fruit along with granola and a drizzle of honey. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container. When you’re hungry, just take it out and let it come back to room temperature before enjoying.
When stored properly in the refrigerator, chia pudding stays good for up to 5 days. Before serving, though, make sure you stir it to break up any clumps of chia seeds.