chia seed pudding pots


Chia Seed Pudding Pots

As much as I love preparing food, I love an easy breakfast. During the work week I find this particularly important because I have lemon juice in warm water when I first get up + a fresh juice before I leave the house so don’t really feel like food until I get into work, and am not so much of a morning person that I want to make breakfast from scratch every day! I guess that’s why boxed cereals and milk became so popular right, but don’t get me started on the rubbish they pass off as ‘nutritious’ in the cereal isle :)

Somewhat unrelated, I am addicted to garlic-stuffed olives and they come in the cutest little glass jars that I just can’t bear to throw out (and I love to proactively recycle stuff). As a result, I have a cupboard full of these jars and they come in very handy – a batch of chia seed pudding will fill four of them, I add crushed walnuts and fresh berries, and voila! I have healthy, filling, transportable little breakfast pots to get me through the work week.

Boxed cereal can kiss my…

Chia Seed Pudding Pots 2

 

Ingredients

  • 4 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 can of coconut milk –I can’t bring myself to tackle raw coconuts yet so I cheat and use organic stuff in a can which I know is not as good as the real thing but I feel it’s safer than me with a cleaver!  I also prefer coconut milk to water as it is creamier but it’s a matter of preference.
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 2 hours and drained)
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste, I like it a little stronger)
  • a vanilla pod or some vanilla powder / extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Soak chia seeds in coconut water or milk for an hour or so, the chia seeds will swell as they absorb the milk to give a tapioca-like texture.
  • Combine cashews and dates in food processor and blend until the dates are finely chopped. Add chia seeds mix and cinnamon, vanilla and salt to taste. blend until smooth.
    • Alternatively, blend all ingredients except the chia seeds in a high speed blender to get it really smooth. remove to a bowl and stir in chia seeds. Leave overnight for the chia to swell.
  • Divide mixture into three or four containers (or bowls if you’re eating it all immediately!) and add garnish as desired. I love it with strawberries or blueberries and chopped walnuts but experiment with whatever tickles your fancy…

xx

Guide: raw vegan | whole food, plant based | gluten-free | sweetener-free | soy-free

25 Comments on “chia seed pudding pots

  1. One note– if I’d never tried fresh water from a coconut that I just cracked open, I would not be a fan… the boxed/canned/packaged water is NO COMPARISON!!
    email me if you want to know how to safely crack one open… I promise- once you crack, you’ll never go back! ;)

    • I have trouble finding them affordable…I’m in Boulder- do you have a source that’s less than the $3 per coconut at WF?

      • Organic coconut milk in cans at Wholefoods is about $2.50 for memory but one batch of the chia seed pudding lasts for three breakfasts so that price point works for me. I know you can get non-organic coconut milk from other markets for a bit over $1 so it’s really up to you. Alternatively, you could check out coconut water… I don’t know what it goes for though.

        As a side note – these little pots are packed with goodness so you are making an investment in yourself :)

      • StarvingFox-
        If you have a mexican or asian market nearby, they usually have the same young coconuts that WF sells for a buck or two.

    • Haha! I have since learned to open coconuts and I agree – fresh is the business! I hate to admit with the amount I use it’s not always affordable (and I’m not even on a tight budget) so I still sometime resort to pre-packed stuff. Life is about trade-offs right?!

  2. Thank you for sharing! You are so wonderful!

    Love,

    Vivien

    • Thanks for the note Vivien!

      I love to share, and the chia pots are one of my favorite foods ever – hope you love them too.
      xx

  3. Hi!
    I recently discovered your blog and it is amazing!! I am trying to incorporate more vegan foods into my diet and I love your raw vegan chia seed pudding recipe. I have all tge ingredients but the recipes calls for a food processor. My question is, would a blender work? I have the Vitamix. Thank you and keep those delish vegan recipes coming!!

    • Hi!! Thank you for your note. I’m so happy to hear my little blog has been helpful for your foray into vegan foods.

      I haven’t tried the pudding in a blender but I’m sure it would be fine. I would probably try it on a low-med speed though as you don’t want to blend the chia seeds to destruction as they provide a nice texture.

      Let me know how it goes ;)
      xx

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      xx

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  11. Hi! Made these yesterday and we all loved them. My four year old and two year old finished one pot together. :)
    Wanted to ask if they have to be in the fridge and for how long I can keep them? Thanks

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