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This gorgeous Chia Seed Pudding recipe is for my cousin and for those that enjoy the vegan lifestyle.  A simple pudding to make which can be dressed up for a special dessert, enjoyed for breakfast or had as a snack.  With the cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere poached winter fruit would accompany this pudding beautifully.

200 grams of Chia Seeds
600ml Almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons brown sugar

Poached Nectarines & Rhubarb
8 Nectarines (cut into quarters)
6 Rhubarb stalks (cut into 5cm pieces)
200 ml water
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 cinnamon stick
3 star anise

Serving Suggestions
Soy Yoghurt
Almond Yoghurt
Coconut Yoghurt
Natural Yoghurt
Fresh Fruit (berries, mango, banana, stone fruits)
Poached Fruit (apple, pear, apricots, peaches, nectarines as well as rhubarb)

Preparation Time:     15 minutes + overnight refrigeration
Cooking Time:
     5 minutes
Serves:    4-6

In a bowl place the chia seeds, almond milk, cinnamon and brown sugar.  Mix well, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight.

7455-2Place the Nectarines and Rhubarb in a pot, add the sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise and water.  Bring to a gentle simmer.  When the Rhubarb is starting to break apart turn the heat of and allow to cool to room temperature.

When you are ready to serve, select a glass or bowl, add the poached fruit, yoghurt and chia seed pudding and decorate to your hearts content.  I added some Turkish Cotton Candy with Pistachio for the final touch.  Feel free to be creative.

If you are living in the cooler climate serve the chia pudding at room temperature.  However, for those that are living where the temperature is warmer, serve it chilled.



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7 Responses

  1. I have never eaten or cooked with chia seeds, but I have heard of them, and am very curious about them. They are supposed to be good for you from what I understand. I love the flavors you added into the chia seeds. I bet it is especially good with the almond milk. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I wish you a very merry Christmas, Milanka!

    1. Give Chia Seeds a try. They are very popular with the young folks. It’s part of the super food group. They have been around for ages….. It works well with almond milk. Lovely flavour . Happy Holidays and happy cooking & entertaining. 🙂 <3

  2. Ever since Chia seeds have become popular, people started to make Chia seeds pudding. I always said that I’ll make one for myself, but then laziness kicked in. After reading your recipe, I really should give it a go. Simple, healthy and delicious! <3 Have a great Christmas holiday ahead Milanka! <3 😉

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