This simple peanut butter chia pudding is an excellent nutritional breakfast, dessert or snack. Chia seeds are powerful, healthy seeds that can be used in many food preparations. This PB chia pudding is made of 5 simple ingredients and can be packed to school, meetings or trips to satisfy huger and cravings.
What are chia seeds ?
Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. Salvia hispanica seed is often sold under its common name “chia” as well as several trademarked names. Its origin is believed to be in Central America, where the seed was a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. The seeds of a related plant, Salvia columbariae (golden chia), were used primarily by Native Americans in the southwestern United States.
Chia seeds are powerful seeds and one of the healthiest foods of all. Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories. They are loaded with antioxidants, full of quality protein, plenty of fiber, magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acids and many more.
Chia puddings have become my next favorite breakfast, snack or dessert. This creamy texture with crunchy seeds and amazingly endless variety of tasty toppings is incredibly yummy, healthy and nutritious.
Chia seeds contain amazing nutrition
- High quality protein
- Fiber (10 grams in 2 Tbsp)
- Omega 3 fatty acids
Chia seeds might help you lose a weight, because of all carbs in them are fiber. They also contain high quality protein and the best of all, it’s so simple to prepare!
You can add them to your smoothies, oatmeal, into baking goods or add it to your any daily meal preparations, such as thickener of your favorite ragù.
How to consume chia seeds ?
Chia seeds can be eaten raw or prepared in a number of dishes. You can sprinkle them ground or whole Chia seeds on cereals, over rice, yogurt or vegetables. Chia seeds are very absorbent and develop a gelatinous texture when soaked in water or milk, that is why I am making these delicious chia puddings.
Ingredients for chia seed pudding
- White chia seeds
- Almond milk
- Maple syrup
- Greek vanilla Yogurt or plain
- Peanut Butter
- Roasted peanuts
How to prepare chia pudding with peanut butter
For any kind of chia seed pudding, use this simple ration to get the best consistency
- 1/4 cup of Chia seeds
- 1 cup of liquids
As a liquid, you can use:
- Cow milk
- Coconut milk (it adds up excellent coconut flavor.)
- Almond milk
- Oat milk
- Cashew milk
In this recipe, I am using almond milk and Greek organic Vanilla yogurt to make chia pudding extra smooth and creamy.
As a sweetener, you can use:
- Maple syrup ( I am not adding too much, only 1 Tbsp.)
- Coconut condensed sweetened milk.
- Agave syrup
- Coconut sugar
- Monk fruit sweetener
The more liquid you add, then the more liquid your pudding will be and vice versa. So if you like chia pudding nicely thick, use rather solid sweetener like coconut sugar or monk fruit sweetener.
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PEANUT BUTTER CHIA PUDDING
- 1/4 cup 43 g white Chia seeds
- 1 cup 250 ml almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup 250 ml greek vanilla Yogurt or plain
- 2 teaspoons full tsp of Organic Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
- Combine the Chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup together in a container with airtight lid (Mason jar works well). Whisk the seeds with the liquids until well combined.
- Cover the container and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or best overnight to firm up.
- Prepare two pretty cups and layer the first chia seed pudding up to three quarters of the glass. Add a few spoons of your favorite yogurt. And then finish with slightly heated peanut butter in microwave (it will be more liquid and easier to top on chia pudding or on the rims of the cups.)
- Heat the peanut butter in a small cup in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. (it will liquidify, and it will be easier to top on chia pudding or on the rims of the cups.)
- Top with chopped and roasted (optional) peanuts. If you will be roasting peanuts, do it on small skillet, medium low heat with tiny drop of coconut oil or butter, toss frequently for 2-3 minutes.
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