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OVERNIGHT CHIA PUDDING 4 WAYS by Bastian Durward

Easy to make healthy filling overnight chia puddings that are bursting with nutrition and flavour. Chia seeds are full of omega-3, iron, calcium, protein and fibre making them a perfect pudding for any time and a great alternative to overnight oats.


The carrot cake chia seeds contain a pinch of turmeric to give a golden colour and add nutrition. You don’t taste it but you can see it. If you would rather not it’s fine to leave out or replace with a splash of carrot juice to give a similar golden colour.


No sweetener is added to these apart from the chocolate hazelnut so they are sweetened mostly by the fruit. If you prefer a sweeter chia pudding then add some sweetener to your plant milk like date or maple syrup.


The cherry almond chia pudding is my take on a Bakewell pudding. It has all the almond and cherry taste without the pastry and sugar. The almond extract helps give a marzipan strong taste. This recipe uses frozen cherries as that they are pre-pitted and thaw overnight becoming soft and adding tasty cherry juice.


The hazelnut chocolate chia pudding is best made with hazelnut milk to give it a full hazelnut flavour. However it’s still great with other nut or seed milk. Cacao beans are the ingredient for both cacao and cocoa powder. However cacao powder is usually less processed, raw and higher in nutrients with a deeper chocolate flavour but does cost more. They can be used interchangeably and normal cocoa powder is still nutrient dense. Cacao is very high in antioxidants, calcium, iron and magnesium.


INGREDIENTS


BLUEBERRY CINNAMON MUFFIN CHIA

3 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk

¼ tsp Vanilla

16 Blueberries

Pinch of Cinnamon


CARROT CAKE CHIA

3 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk

¼ tsp Ginger

¼ tsp Turmeric

Pinch of Black Pepper

2 tbsp Carrot, grated

1 tbsp Walnut, pieces


CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CHIA PUDDING

1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk

3 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 tbsp Cocoa / Cacao

1 tbsp Sweetener, like maple syrup

¼ tsp Vanilla

1 tbsp Hazelnuts, chopped

¼ tbsp Cacao Nibs


CHERRY ALMOND CHIA

1 cup / 240ml Plant Milk

3 tbsp Chia Seeds

½ tsp Almond Extract

1 tbsp Almonds, flaked

1 tbsp Cherries, frozen


HOW TO MAKE

Whisk the chia seeds, plant milk and everything else other than the toppings together with a fork.If using unsweetened plant milk you may want to add some sweetener to your taste.Once combined leave for a minute to swell, whisk again and sprinkle on the toppings.Cover and chill overnight then enjoy within 3 days.


Nutrition information: vegan, gluten-free, paleo.


https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-recipes/overnight-chia-puddings-vegan


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