What are some ways I can make chia pudding a little more exciting?
There's a reason why it's so popular: chia pudding is one of the coolest culinary advances as of late. An amazingly healthy and delightfully fun breakfast, dessert, or snack, this crazy superfood-centric recipe has been a central part of chia's upswing in popularity. (Still haven't made this simple food yet?) Here's my go-to method: Coconut Chia Pudding.
In addition to it being great on its own, chia pudding can also be dressed up in all different ways, ranging from decadent to sophisticated, to become a truly unforgettable dish. Here are some of my favorite ways to take chia pudding to the next level:
Top With Seasonal Fruit: Once chia pudding is placed in a shallow bowl, it becomes the perfect creamy base for all of your favorite fruits! Fresh berries, chopped peaches and plums, or minced apple are just a few ideas of incredible toppings.
Mix With Chutney or Preserves: A spicy chutney or all-fruit jam layered at the bottom of a chia pudding parfait is a match made in superfood heaven. Enjoy the contrast of flavors, textures, and colors, as you swirl the ingredients together with every bite!
Add Textual Superfoods: Tossing a little bit of superfood trail mix, nuts, seeds (like hemp seeds), or dried fruits such as goji berries or goldenberries, is a wonderful way to add additional textural interest and flair. To get extra gourmet, try one of Navitas Naturals' Superfood+ Snacks - the cacao coconut chips and the maca maple cashews are two of my favorites!
Serve Creatively: Nobody said you have to just eat chia pudding out of a bowl! Try putting it in a glass to serve like a parfait, suck it out of a reusable squeeze bottle (great for kids), or savor it out of an ice cream cone.
Swirl In Spices and Powders: At the very least, personalize your chia pudding with some added flair in the form of powders. You can mix in different sweet spices like cinnamon or cardamom, and add in virtually any kind of nutrient-dense superfood powder, including protein powders, maqui powder (watch it turn purple!), or matcha tea powder.
Add Chocolate: â€œWhen in doubt, add chocolate.â€ Well, that's my motto, anyway! You can mix in a few cacao nibs or cacao powder into your chia pudding, or better still, swirl in a bit of homemade cacao fudge sauce for a super healthy dessert.
The options are endless! Do you have a favorite way to serve chia pudding? Share it below!