A Customizable Overnight Chia Pudding Recipe
Getting bored of your usual breakfast? Switch up your routine of overnight oats or egg cups and try an overnight chia pudding instead! This incredibly easy chia seed recipe is versatile, so you really could add whatever toppings your heart desires.
This recipe calls for fresh mango, coconut chips, and chopped macadamia nuts, but you could really top it with anything! If you would rather some fresh berries or pomegranate seeds, try that instead. Maybe even some dark chocolate chips.
There are actually a lot of chia seed health benefits if you add them into your diet on a regular basis. Chia seeds are full of fiber, as well as omega-3s. There are 10 grams of fiber per ounce. This overnight chia pudding can actually help you to feel full and satisfied in the morning until your next meal at lunch. There's also a lot of water content in chia seeds, making it a great way to get that extra boost of hydration in the morning.
You can prep a few puddings in advance with this recipe, too. After letting the overnight chia pudding sit in the fridge while you sleep, you can either spoon out some pudding for guests—or jar some up for yourself! Split the recipe in half, and you have the perfect healthy breakfast for four days of your week.
Once you have some puddings divvied up for your week, they can last up to five days in the refrigerator before they go bad. Yes, chia seeds actually can go bad! Because they have an oil content in them, they can start to go rancid. If the seeds develop a bitter taste, they're no longer good.
Now, check out this easy chia pudding recipe you can meal-prep in advance!
Nutrition: 360 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated), 152 mg sodium, 12 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 10 g protein
Makes 8 servings
1 cup canned light coconut milk
2/3 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh mango
1/4 cup raw coconut chips, toasted
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
How to Make It
- In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, chia seeds, yogurt, syrup, and salt. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
- Spoon pudding into bowls. Top with mango, coconut, macadamia nuts, and additional chia seeds.