This passionfruit chia pudding is healthy, zingy and can be a pudding or a breakfast! Chia seeds just need to be soaked for a few hours overnight in water or dairy-free milk. You can actually top them with whatever fruit or granola you'd like!
Chia seeds are a bit weird aren't they? Once they're soaked anyway (which is the best way to eat them) – they go a bit gel-like, but we promise, if you haven't tried them before, they're amazing and so good for you! They're not weird as part of a delicious passionfruit chia pudding though. We love to make chia pudding as a super quick breakfast.
We make up a few portions the night before and then add passionfruit to them in the morning, along with some homemade granola and top it off with coconut yoghurt, or a different flavoured yoghurt – depending on our mood (and what we've got in). It's also great to make up in advance, as it will last for a couple of days in the fridge, covered.
What are chia seeds?
According to BBC GoodFood, chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, native to South America, and a member of the mint family.
They're a great source of Omega-3, which a lot of people think are only available to humans through oily fish. Omega-3 is really important for a healthy heart and brain, as well as being anti-inflammatory.
Chia seeds are also high in protein – contrary to what some believe, it is possible to get enough protein on a vegan diet, and there are so many sources to choose from! Chia seeds contain 16.5g of protein per 100g. They really are a superfood!
What you'll need to make Passionfruit Chia Pudding:
- A jar, container or glass to make the pudding in
- A spoon
You could make some of our healthy Cinnamon Granola to put on top of this Passionfruit chia pudding. It adds a satisfying crunch to the breakfast!
Passionfruit Chia Pudding
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1.5 cup almond milk
- 4 tbsp coconut yoghurt
- 2 passion fruit
- 2 tbsp maple syrup optional
- 1 tsp vanilla extract optional
- 4 tbsp granola optional
- Mix the chia seeds and almond milk in a glass, jar or bowl – whatever you prefer (as well as the maple and/or vanilla if you're using them). Be sure to stir the mixture really well, otherwise the pudding will go lumpy, and we don't want that.½ cup chia seeds, 1.5 cup almond milk, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Put in the fridge for at least 1 hour until the chia seeds have soaked up the almond milk.
- Serve half of the chia pudding per portion.
- Cut each passion fruit in half and scoop out the insides (including the seeds) and put on top of your chia pudding.2 passion fruit
- Top with coconut yoghurt and granola (if using it) and enjoy!4 tbsp coconut yoghurt, 4 tbsp granola
- You can alternatively use plain vegan yoghurt or even a mango and passionfruit one.
- Nutritional information does not include maple syrup, vanilla extract or granola, as these are optional.