Have you ever tried chia seeds? This recipe for cinnamon chia pudding is both simple and delicious! It’s a great recipe for breakfast!
The benefits of chia seeds
Chia seeds are native to South America, particularly Mexico. The Aztecs already attributed them with medicinal properties. Today, we know that these small seeds have many health benefits.
Chia seeds are rich in protein and fibre. They are therefore ideal for people on a vegetarian diet. Fibre is essential for the proper functioning of intestinal transit. They facilitate digestion and therefore help against constipation. Chia seeds are also rich in omega 3. Omegas 3 have benefits for the heart and nervous system. They are also said to have beneficial effects on skin hydration. Finally, these small seeds are also rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly rich in calcium and magnesium.
Don’t wait any longer to incorporate them into your diet! One to two tablespoons a day are enough to enjoy all their benefits.
How to eat chia seeds?
Chia seeds can be eaten dry or, as in this recipe, soaked in milk, as a cinnamon chia pudding. When in contact with liquid, chia seeds swell and take on a slightly viscous texture. Chia pudding has a consistency similar to yoghurt.
The chia seeds have a relatively neutral taste, which is why I added cinnamon to this recipe.
About this recipe
I suggest you prepare this recipe for cinnamon chia pudding the night before for the next day. It takes at least six hours to obtain the desired consistency.
I used almond milk for this recipe. You can use any type of milk or vegetable drink. Feel free to add as much fruit as you like. Prefer seasonal fruit.
For more inspiration, check out this other almond chia pudding recipe.
Chia pudding with cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 125 ml vegetable or non-vegetable milk
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. agave syrup
- 2 tbsp. blueberries
- 2 tbsp. strawberries
- 2 tbsp. granola
- Mix the chia seeds, milk, cinnamon and agave syrup.
- Let stand overnight or 6 hours min.
- Place the granola and fruit on the bowl.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.