This chia and flaxseed pudding is an easy, versatile, nutritious breakfast or snack that can be topped with any fresh or frozen fruit.
The chia flaxseed pudding is vegan, high in omega-three fats, antioxidants, and fiber to control weight loss and blood sugar.
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Chia seed pudding is all the rage these days and for a good reason, but let me tell you what is even better: a flaxseed pudding with chia. The combination of chia and ground flaxseeds is a nutrition powerhouse that is exceptionally high in omega-three fats and fiber to prevent diabetes, promote weight loss and boost brain health. Fiber is also essential for gut health.
Flax and chia seeds are among the best plant sources of omega-three fats that are crucial for optimal brain health and reducing inflammation. So many people struggle with chronic low levels of inflammation which is why omega 3 fats are beneficial for weight loss.
It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare this flaxseed chia pudding, yet you will need to ensure a minimum of 20 minutes for the pudding to sit and absorb all the liquid.
The best way to prepare this chia and flaxseed pudding is in the evening before bed. Place the pudding in the fridge overnight; then, when you arise in the morning, you will have a chia and flaxseed pudding ready to be eaten.
Soaking the chia and flax seeds overnight helps to improve digestibility and reduce enzyme inhibitors that block the absorption of some vitamins and minerals.
Ways to use the chia and flaxseed pudding
There are so many ways you can use chia pudding with flaxseeds. For example, you can serve it topped with any type of fresh fruit cut up and served on top.
I like to make a breakfast bowl by mixing half the chia pudding in a bowl with steamed frozen strawberries and chopped banana mixed with plain yogurt, then topped with a couple of tablespoons of granola—Mmm, one of my favorite breakfast recipes that is so simple yet delicious.
For a peaches and chia flax pudding, steam some fresh peaches for 10 minutes, then mash with a fork and combine with the pudding topped with plain yogurt and nutmeg. Another one of my all-time faves!
I serve this flaxseed pudding to my one-year-old, who is still learning how to eat, so I give her lots of nutrient-dense soft foods. I am always trying to sneak vegetables into her diet, so I often grate and steam beets with blackberries, then mix with 1-2 tbsp of the chia flax pudding and yogurt. Thankfully I can say she loves it! It’s not always easy to get vegetables into your toddler or kids.
If you are ever making oatmeal for breakfast, boost your nutrition, essential fatty acid intake, and protein consumption by adding a few tablespoons to your oatmeal. This oatmeal with chia flax seed and hemp seeds is excellent for fatty liver.
Anyone looking for chia and flaxseed breakfast recipes will love this easy-to-make and versatile pudding!
How to make a chia flax pudding
This chia and flax pudding is made with equal amounts of flax and chia seeds mixed into almond milk. The ratio is 2 tbsp each of ground flax and chia seeds combined with 1 cup of almond milk. Place the chia and flax seeds into a glass jar with almond milk and stir well to prevent any clumping. I like to stir the pudding again after 5 minutes to disperse the flax and chia seeds as they absorb the nut milk and begin to form a thicker texture.
Let the flax chia pudding set for a minimum of 20 minutes to absorb all the milk and form a pudding. Store the pudding in the fridge for up to 4 days. Letting the seeds soak in the nut milk overnight will help to release enzyme inhibitors for optimal digestion and absorption.
I use fresh ground flax seeds but you can use storebought ground flax seeds as well. You can use a nut and seed grinder to freshly grind whole flax seeds. Grinding the flaxseeds helps to improve the absorption of all the nutrients inside flax seeds.
This chia and flaxseed recipe is made with almond milk but any nut milk can be used as a substitute or even plain water. If you want to make a larger batch for a bigger family double the recipe. Serve with fresh fruit of your choice, yogurt, and granola, or add to homemade oatmeal.
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Chia and Flaxseed Pudding
- glass jar
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- Place the chia and flaxseeds in a jar with almond milk and stir to prevent clumping. Stir again in 5 minutes then let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Stir again prior to serving to ensure an even consistency.
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