Back to school season is chaotic enough -- wouldn’t it be great if you could save yourself some precious morning time by making breakfast in advance? Enter: an easy Chia pudding recipe. With one bowl and less than 5 ingredients, you can whip up a quick, uber-healthy breakfast or dessert that the whole family can customize to their liking.
The secret to a delicious chia seed pudding is, well - in the pudding. Basic chia pudding recipes call for chia seeds, milk (dairy or non-dairy), vanilla extract, and some sort of sweetener, typically maple syrup or honey. This recipe is great for adults, but might be a little bland for your littles.
For a fun, hydrating twist, I’ve added Everly - an all-natural, sugar-free drink mix sweetened with stevia - to this easy chia pudding recipe. Everly comes in four irresistible flavors that you and your kids will love: Pomegranate Berry, Peach Mango, Strawberry Lemonade, and Fruit Punch. The taste might remind of you of another famous powdered drink mix - but, magically enough, Everly is made with only natural, whole foods ingredients - and none of the sugar, dyes, or preservatives of the other stuff. The result is a fruity, lightly sweetened, fun breakfast pudding that your kids will love!
Chia puddings are incredibly popular on Pinterest right now, but Pinners beware - many of the recipes cancel out the health benefits of the omega 3-rich chia seeds by adding a ton of sugary toppings. Adding Everly adds sweetness without sugar - top these puddings with sliced fresh fruit for a low-sugar, nutritious breakfast! Although dried fruit might be easier to keep on hand, it generally adds a ton more sugar than the fresh stuff. I’ve listed my favorite topping combinations below, playing off of the fruits in each Everly flavor.
A few tips: Mix together all ingredients except the chia seeds first, then add the chia seeds. The seeds tend to clump together, making it harder to distribute your flavors evenly. Also, I like storing my chia seed puddings in small jelly Ball jars - the lid is great for storing in the fridge and keeping messes contained on the go! The puddings are best eaten within 3-4 days of making them - so consider making a batch or two on Sunday and one on Wednesday to last you through the week!
Happy back to school season friends!
Power-Packed Chia Pudding Recipe
Makes four servings.
⅔ cup organic chia seeds (such as Mamma Chia)
1.5 cup milk of choice (I recommend coconut or almond milk)
1 tsp. or more Everly drink mix, depending on taste preference (flavor of choice)
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed, optional
- Stir milk, Everly, vanilla, salt, and flaxseed, if using, together in a bowl.
- Whisk the chia seeds in. Make you sure eliminate all clumps!
- Store in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Enjoy within 3-4 days with your toppings of choice!
- Ready-to-eat pomegranate seeds
- Fresh blueberries
- Sliced fresh strawberries
- Pomegranate Berry Everly
- Sliced fresh peaches
- Sliced fresh mango
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Peach Mango Everly
- Fresh or canned pineapple chunks
- Ready-to-eat pomegranate seeds
- Fruit Punch Everly
Let us know what you think of this easy chia pudding recipe!
Recipe by Maja Majewski for Everly