The Perfect Chia Seed Pudding

June 04, 2017

Variation is key. This chia seed pudding has been the perfect twist-it-up breakfast item at home. Yes, I got courageous enough to jump off the oatmeal and peanut butter bandwagon. These little seeds are known for having 4 things: fibers, protein, omega 3 and antioxidants. & that ladies and gentlemen, would be a list of all the things I’m constantly talking about.

Chia seed pudding recipe by Baraa El Sabbagh, Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer at Healthy Happy Us, Beirut Lebanon

Chia seed pudding in the making

This post is written by  Baraa Sabbagh, US registered dietitian nutritionist, sports dietitian, personal trainer at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and exercise diet center in Lebanon.

 

What’s great about chia seeds is that you can use them in many different ways. The way they become geltenious when soaked in liquid is very useful for making different food items. But of course, you can still use chia seeds over your salads, sandwiches, yogurt etc. But here, I’m going to share with you my family-approved chia seed pudding. Strawberries are a seasonal fruit, so you can definitely choose whichever fruit you like and have available at home. 

Chia Seed Pudding by Baraa El Sabbagh, Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer at Healthy Happy Us Beirut Lebanon

The perfect morning mix!

 

INGREDIENTS FOR CHIA SEED PUDDING:

For 4 servings

 Chia seed pudding ingredients
Chia seeds 63 g
Soy milk (unsweetened) 425 g
Honey 40 g (3 tbsp)
Vanilla extract 1/2  tsp
Sea Salt Coarse 1/4 tsp
   
 For the toppings:  
Strawberries to be blended 4
Almonds, crushed 12 pcs
Banana, sliced 110 g
Strawberries, sliced  3

 

METHOD:

TO MAKE THE CHIA BASE

1) Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir.

2) Pour the chia seed mix equally into each cup.

3) Cool in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight for the best result.

 

FOR THE TOPPING:

Chia seed pudding by Baraa El Sabbagh, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist at Healthy Happy Us Beirut Lebanon

Toppings, you can get as creative as you like!

Chia seed pudding by Baraa El Sabbagh, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist at Healthy Happy Us, Beirut Lebanon

Strawberry and banana toppings

Chia Seed Pudding by Baraa El Sabbagh, Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer at Healthy Happy Us Beirut Lebanon

1) Place the portion of the strawberries in the blender and blend until saucey texture. Divide the strawberry sauce evenly into the cups.

2) Crush the almonds and put a light layer of almonds over the sauce.

3) Slice the bananas and the strawberries place a layer of banana and then a layer of strawberries on each cup.

4) Sprinkle crushed almonds on top.

 

Best part? Per serving, there’s 244 calories, 6 whole grams of protein, 9 grams of healthy fats, and 36 grams of carbs! 

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Baraa El Sabbagh

US Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist at Healthy Happy Us
Her passion for athletics and nutrition is contagious. The fireball of the group is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, who will always find a solution for your exercise woes. Baraa is a research enthusiast who will never let a new study slip past her without dissecting it. She loves sharing all of her daily health tricks with you as they will be one of the reasons you will succeed in your health journey.

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