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This Single Serve Chia Seed Pudding Recipe is on repeat in my weekly meal prep. I love making this in individual jars that I can store in the refrigerator for easy snacks and an on-the-go breakfast. The chia seeds are full of fiber, and I love to top them off with fresh fruit or preserves.
What is a Chia Seed?
A chia seed comes from the Salvia Hispanica plant, which is a flowering plant related to mint. It’s native to the southwestern part of the United States and Mexico. Although very tiny, they pack a mighty punch! They contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which can help reduce the risk of developing multiple health conditions, including heart disease.
And, as mentioned before, they’re high in fiber, which can help lower high blood pressure. Studies have also shown that chia seeds can reduce visceral adipose tissues, or belly fat. What an awesome little seed!
Ingredients in Single Serve Chia Seed Pudding
This recipe is very simple and can contain as little as 3 ingredients, but I’ve used 5 in mine if you include the strawberry and preserves toppings. There are endless opportunities to dress up your single serve chia seed pudding with a variety of fresh fruits, preserves/jellies, and nuts for crunch. Here’s a few of my favorite ingredient combinations to top the basic recipe:
- Coconut (fresh or flakes) and Mango
- Blueberries and Lemon Zest
- Almonds and Pecans
- Bananas and Almond or Peanut Butter
The basic chia seed pudding recipe calls for the following ingredients:
- chia seeds
- almond milk
- maple syrup, honey, or sweetener of choice (I use sugar free maple syrup as a Skinny Swap)
And as mentioned above, I topped mine with fresh strawberries and strawberry preserves.
How to Make Single Serve Chia Seed Pudding
In a small single serve mason jar or small serving dish with a lid, add the almond milk.
Top with the chia seeds and add the sweetener.
Tightly close the jar or serving dish and shake well until mixed.
Let the chia seed mixture sit for 3 minutes.
Then shake well again, making sure that the chia seeds mix well and are not sticking to the bottom of the dish.
Refrigerate overnight before serving.
Top with fresh fruit or preserves as optional toppings. Enjoy!
For more chia seed recipes:
Single Serve Chia Seed Pudding
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup, or honey/sweetener of choice (Skinny Swap Sugar Free Maple Syrup)
- 1 Tbsp strawberry preserves, optional
- 1 Tbsp fresh strawberries, diced
- In a small single serve mason jar or small serving dish with a lid add the almond milk.
- Top with the chia seeds and add the sweetener.
- Tightly close the jar or serving dish and shake well until mixed.
- Let the chia seed mixture sit for 3 minutes.
- Then shake well again, making sure that the chia seeds mix well and are not sticking to the bottom of the dish.
- Refrigerate overnight before serving.
- Top with fresh fruit or preserves as optional toppings. Enjoy!