Chia Pudding/Pods

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You may have seen these pods in the cold section of the supermarket, but have you thought about making your own? They are really simple to prepare and are a great snack or breakfast food. If you have not eaten chia seeds before you might find the texture unusual at first, they take on a gel-like texture when prepared with liquid, but these little seeds are nutrition packed and very good for you.

I have provided a ratio of seeds to fruit and liquid, which you can double if you want to make more (or halve if you want less).
I eat these as a snack, but they would be great for breakfast on the go too. Sometimes I add some extra fruit or yoghurt when I eat them. Great to make ahead and have ready to take to work.

You can use any fruit that you like, I generally use berries (fresh or frozen), you can also use any milk that you like. I like almond milk, but you can use coconut or cows milk (although I have not tried cows milk myself so cannot vouch for that from personal experience).
As a variation you can omit the fruit and add vanilla bean paste or cinnamon to flavour. I have also seen some chocolate recipe versions using cocoa or cacao but have not tried this myself (yet!)

You do not need a Thermomix to make this recipe, you can blend the ingredients in a food processor or with a stick mixer instead.
Mix it up and experiment to get a flavour that you like. I must admit that I have not been able to convert my kids to eating these. One of my daughter “almost” likes them, but they find the texture hard to get past. But I shall persist, I think they would be a great snack food for growing bodies!

Chia Pudding/Pods
 
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 250g (1 cup) of liquid (milk) - Choose from almond milk, coconut milk or cows milk (or a mixture)
  • 50g fruit - Berries, fresh or frozen, cooked apple, cooked stone fruit, anything!
  • 50g (1/4 cup) chia seeds
  • Liquid sweetener of your preference to sweeten to your own taste. I suggest honey or maple syrup.
Method
  1. Add fruit to mixer bowl and puree at speed 9 for 10 seconds (or longer if fruit is frozen)
  2. Add milk, vanilla and sweetener to fruit and blend for a further 10 seconds at speed 9.
  3. Divide the chia seeds evenly between four small containers (about half a cup size each).
  4. Pour the fruit/milk mixture over the seeds, seal the lids on the containers and shake immediately to combine. Don't leave them to sit for long before shaking or clumps will form.
  5. Let the puddings rest in the fridge overnight and then eat!
Notes
I use small plastic clip top style containers for making these. Because I have lots of them in the cupboard! You could use small jars instead, I have seen some lovely ones online. The important thing is to use a container with a lid that seals well. I make four smaller portions - each about 125ml, using this ratio of seeds to liquid. You could of course make larger portions if you wish, just use larger containers!

 

 

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