When did chia seed pudding begin? Who thought of it? And how will we ever repay them? We love chia pudding because it might be one of the easiest breakfasts to make that is still super satisfying. This recipe takes as little as four ingredients, but has the ability to become as complex as you want to make it. The best part is when you use Bored-O Rouge Grape Nectar to sweeten it, it takes this recipe to a whole new level.
BLEND USED: Bored-O Rouge California Grape Nectar
Tasting Attributes: The deep grape notes gives each bite just enough sweetness that pairs perfectly with the tiny crunch from the seeds.
First things first, chia seeds are such a powerful and nutrient rich seed. These little guys are packed with fiber, antioxidants, protein, and high in Omega-3 fatty acids. What more could you want? With chia being this nutrient dense, how can you not want to make a pudding out them? Since chia seeds are naturally high in fiber and high in protein it does not take much to fill you up. One of the reasons chia is so filling is due to the gel like substance that expands from each seed when they become submerged in a liquid. Even if you don't have them in a liquid before you consume them, they will expand in your stomach. In this recipe in particular it only takes a small dose to expand into a sizable portion of chia pudding.
Something that is great about this recipe is how easy and customizable it is. We made our chia pudding using almond milk, but it would also be great in coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, or whatever milk tickles your tastebuds. We also decided to top it with blueberries because of how well it paired with the Bored-O Rouge Grape Nectar, but any berry pairs great with Bored-O Rouge, so if raspberries or strawberries are calling your name, go for it!
We love chia seeds, but let's face it, they don't have a ton of flavor. Bored-O Rouge adds the sweetness this recipe needs. A little bit of grape nectar goes a long way in this pudding. A chia pudding typically calls for honey, maple syrup, or agave so using grape nectar as a natural sweetener is a no brainer. Grape nectar is the perfect sweetener that is low carb and low glycemic, but plenty sweet! Using grape nectar also totally elevates this pudding in a natural way. It takes a basic chia seed pudding up ten notches by being a premiere and quality sweetener.
This recipe takes five minutes to put together and then needs to sit for a couple hours in order to give the chia seeds enough time to fully expand. The most convenient way to wait for them to expand is by putting the pudding in the fridge overnight and enjoy it first thing in the morning. Top this with your favorite fruit and maybe add an extra drizzle of grape nectar and enjoy!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp Bored-O Rouge Grape Nectar
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- handful of blueberries
- Pour almond milk into container you can store with a lid.
- Pour in chia seeds.
- Drizzle in Bored-O Rouge
- Mix everything together
- Put lid on container and store overnight. Enjoy in the morning!
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