This vegan chia pudding takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and is the perfect meal to break your fasting period! When breaking any long fast, it is important to choose your first meal wisely. Ideally, your first meal should be high in fiber and contain protein and healthy fat. Refined carbohydrates should be limited to avoid a blood sugar spike following fasting. Lastly, start with a small meal as overeating can cause a digestive upset.
A simple chia seed pudding is a great choice to break your fast with. Chia seeds are very high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Preparing the pudding with coconut milk adds a nice richness. And the best part? The toppings. Choose whatever you like!
I hope you love this healthy chia pudding! It’s:
- & Delicious!
I love mixing my chia pudding with unsweetened coconut yogurt and topping it with berries and bran buds for an extra fiber-kick! Other delicious topping options are fruit, granola and hemp hearts.Print
Break-the-Fast Healthy Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are hydrophilic – they absorb liquid – which means that when you combine them with a liquid they form a gel-like texture very similar to tapioca pudding. This chia pudding gets an extra-creamy boost from coconut milk.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Snack, Dessert, Breakfast
- Method: Chill
- Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
- Diet: Vegan
1 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
Optional sweetener: 1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
Optional flavourings: 1-2 tsp. cinnamon, matcha powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract
- Whisk the coconut milk and chia seeds (and optional sweetener/flavourings) together in a resealable container. Wait a few minutes and whisk thoroughly again.
- Cover and chill in the fridge for 3 hours (or overnight). If you are awake and available, stir the mixture once or twice more (no problem if you skip this step).
- Whisk well before serving. If the pudding is too thick, add a splash of milk while whisking. If the pudding is too thin, add another 1-2 Tbsp of chia seeds and let sit for 20-30 minutes until thickened. Sealed leftovers will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.
- Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) or banana
- Pumpkin seeds
- Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
- Bran buds
- Shredded coconut
Nutrition information is a rough estimate based on calculations using specific products, and without optional ingredients.
Keywords: vegan, plant based, gluten-free, chia pudding, chia seeds