A delicious and healthy apple chia pudding recipe for everyone who is looking for a simple, easy breakfast.
I want to share with you a naturally sweetened chia seeds pudding recipe with apples.
This breakfast recipe is really cheap to make, easy, and it actually can be considered as a meal-prep, because you can make it at night. So, in the morning, you just grab it and eat.
Also, this recipe is so healthy! I love making it the next morning after a cheating dinner or lunch… or both. Because chia seeds have a lot of fiber which helps digestion.
There are a lot of chia pudding recipes, but I love making this one at the end of autumn and also during winter period when it is more difficult to find fresh fruits.
I know that for most of you, apples are not as appealing as other summer fruits, but still, when given a second thought, you can make so many delicious meals with them.
For example, chia pudding… or stuffed baked apples or apple pie.
Or you can do as I do, alternate. Every week an apple recipe. Such simple weekly routines, yet so comforting.
Is chia pudding good for you?
Chia pudding is very healthy. It is fully packed with nutrients such as fiber, Omega 3 (healthy fat), proteins, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants. All of these nutrients will help your digestive system, muscle building, maintaining overall health and weight loss.
The reason why chia pudding is recommended over raw chia is because chia pudding has soaked seeds. So, they digest better and easier.
A photo tutorial on making apple chia pudding
In a small jar or bowl, add 3 tbsp of chia seeds.
Pour into a food processor 1/2 cup plant-milk (I used soymilk), 2 tsp maple syrup, and 1 apple. Blend until smooth.
Add to the chia pudding the apple mixture and whisk for about 3 minutes (not less!)
As a topping, I used fresh apple puree/sauce. To make this, add into a food processor 1 apple and 1/4 cup water. Blend until well combined. You can also use as topping fresh apples or other fruits.
Apple chia pudding Recipe
Ingredients for making apple chia pudding recipe
For topping (optional):
- 1 apple
- ¼ cup of water
- Into a cup, jar or bowl, add the chia seeds.
- Next, add into a food processor the plant milk, apple, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the apple mixture in the jar/bowl that contains the chia seeds.
- Whisk very well with a whisker or spoon. Make sure to whisk very well, for around 3 minutes.
- For the topping, add into the food processor the apple and water. Blend until smooth and pour the mixture into your chia pudding jar/bowl.
- Wait for it to soak in the fridge overnight (so you should prepare the chia pudding one night before serving) or for 30 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature.
- Instead of blending the apple with plant mix or water, you can use apple sauce/puree. It is a less healthy apple chia pudding version, but still, very tasty and less time-consuming.
- Do not underestimate the stirring part of apple liquid mixture with chia seeds. It is very important that you combine them well, otherwise, you may risk waking up with unsoaked chia seeds.
- As a topping, you could use pears, fresh apple cubes, frozen fruits, kaki, banana, or any other fruits that you have at home. Be creative.
- You can also try (I did, it’s delicious, but I still prefer the classic way) to add all the ingredients into a blender and mix until combined. That’s it. It is less time consuming and you can enjoy the pudding right away.
Calories per serving: 310 cal
Fiber: 64% of your daily dose
Iron: 32% of your daily dose
Calcium: 36% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 15% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 12% of your daily dose
Folate: 8% of your daily dose
Potassium: 20% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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