5 Ways to Go Chia Pudding Crazy

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Chia seeds may be tiny, but they pack a big nutritional punch: They’re loaded with fiber, protein, calcium and omega-3s (aka “healthy” fats). They expand in water, which is why they’re perfect for making pudding. Simply add them to your favorite milk (soy, almond, coconut — you name it!) and watch the seeds expand to create a satisfying, tapioca-like texture. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or a delicious dessert, try one of these mouthwatering chia pudding recipes.

Coconut-Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl (pictured above)

Love smoothie bowls? Try this tasty twist on the trend — no blender required. After soaking the chia seeds in coconut milk and maple syrup overnight, arrange sliced pineapples, kiwis, raspberries, almonds and coconut flakes on top in an artful display. Take a picture and wait for the Instagram likes to roll in!

Chocolate-Chia Pudding

Calling all chocolate lovers! This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Chocolate, cocoa powder, milk and agave come together to form a super-chocolatey pudding before being mixed with chia seeds to create a satisfyingly rich texture.

Chia Seed Pudding

Giada De Laurentiis’ super-versatile chia seed pudding makes for an excellent breakfast, snack or dessert! The chia seeds are soaked overnight in almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla. The next day, the creamy pudding gets topped with fresh berries and sliced almonds for a little crunch.

Healthy Chocolate-Chia Pudding Pops

Nothing says summer like a fudge pop — and this version is one you can feel good about eating all season. The addition of chia seeds makes them extra fudgy.

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3-Ingredient Banana Pudding

Try this tasty take on the classic Southern treat: Simply blend chocolate almond milk with bananas, stir in the chia seeds and refrigerate overnight. The result? An irresistible tapioca-like chocolate pudding.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She is also the creator and editor of notesonfatherhood.tumblr.com.