This chia and flaxseed pudding is a healthy option for a cold breakfast or snack and it’s perfect to add it to your Healthy Meal Plan or Batch Cooking . It’s suitable for any diet as it’s vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free and it can be prepared in just a few minutes.
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How to prepare a chia and flaxseed pudding
Preparing a chia and flax seed pudding is as easy as mixing 3 ingredients and letting them rest overnight.
The proportions of the ingredients are 1:1:4; that is, one tablespoon of chia, one tablespoon of flaxseed and four tablespoons of milk. If you want to prepare double the amount, you will put two tablespoons of chia, two of flax seed and eight of milk together.
And if, in addition, you want to prepare this same pudding of chia and flax seed with jam and almond butter, as you see it in the photos, you will simply have to place the different layers in a transparent pot, possibly made of glass.
In short, the steps to follow to prepare this recipe are:
- Mix the chia, flaxseed, and milk, and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
- Place the different layers in a pot.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE THIS CHIA AND FLAX SEED PUDDING WITH HOMEMADE JAM AND ALMOND BUTTER (41 sec)
Advice on preparation
When a friend saw a photo of this recipe, she asked me how I had managed to get the layers to be so defined. It seems that the times she tried to create something similar, it didn’t look so nice.
Here are two tips that could be useful:
- Make sure that the chia and flax seed pudding is compact so that the layers are separated. For this reason, I recommend that you leave it overnight in the fridge, although it would be enough for two hours for the chia and flaxseed to release their mucilage (below I explain what the mucilage is).
- Place the ingredients starting from the edges of the glass so you have more control of the quantities.
Finally, in the preparation video of this recipe, I used oat milk, but I just wanted to let you know that any type of milk could be substituted, vegetable or animal.
Why you should eat chia and flax seed pudding
The main reason why this pudding is healthy and definitely worth introducing into your diet is that both chia seeds and flax seeds produce mucilages, a soluble fiber of a viscous nature.
This fiber has several properties such as:
– Reducing blood cholesterol levels.
– Helping in cases of constipation because it allows softening of the stool and facilitates its evacuation through defecation.
– Helping to reduce mucous membrane inflammation, which makes it ideal for treating irritations of the digestive system and is also a good remedy for a cough.
– Having a prebiotic effect, helping the beneficial bacteria of the organism multiply, neutralizing the harmful bacteria and improving the composition of the intestinal flora.
Finally, both flax seed and chia provide Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that are beneficial for the body and chia also contains an appreciable amount of proteins and phytochemicals. 
How to store this flax seed pudding
Ideally, prepare it directly in a glass jar with a lid and store it in the fridge.
If you don’t have any glass jar with a lid at home, you might consider buying these or these.
Having some extra jars it’s very useful if you do Meal Planning.
A chia and flax seed pudding is stored well in the fridge for about 4 or 5 days. So, if you prefer and want to save some time, you can prepare more, store it in the fridge and you’ll have it ready for several days.
Keep in mind that if you prepare this pudding on hot days, or use animal milk as an ingredient, it is essential that you keep it in the fridge.
Personally, when I prepare it in the winter, and I use vegetable milk, I leave it out of the fridge so that in the morning it’s not too cold.
However, if I use animal milk, I keep it in the fridge, taking it out as soon as I wake up so that it can get to an ambient temperature.
If you are going to prepare this complete recipe of chia and flax seed pudding with jam and almond butter, I advise you not to keep it in the fridge for many days.
It is better to leave the various ingredients of the layers separate, putting them together only on the day you are going to eat them.
Occasions to eat this pudding
As I mentioned above, this recipe is ideal to start your day, but it is also a healthy snack that will keep hunger away until dinner time. And if you are one of those who usually have dessert after eating, save this recipe as a healthy option for dessert.
Keep in mind that the amounts indicated are for a full breakfast or snack and that for a dessert, you should consume a lesser amount.
Also, this makes the ideal breakfast or snack that you’d like to take to work. And if you are reading this post in the summer, you can prepare it in a glass jar and take it along to the beach or for a picnic.
Different flavors, other ingredients
In this recipe, I used a homemade elderberry jam and almond butter for the layers, but if you prefer, you could use a hazelnut and cocoa spread or other nut butter, or Homemade Applesauce.
You know the flavors that you prefer, so from the base of the chia and flaxseed pudding, you can experiment with your favorite ingredients.
Also, keep in mind that you can modify the order of the layers as you wish, so use your creativity to prepare something delicious.
Here are some other breakfast recipes that you might like:
Coffee Overnight Oats
Easy Oatmeal Cookies
Almond Butter Granola
Gluten-free Chocolate Muffins
Baked Donuts Filled with Healthy Nutella
Your turn now: Do you think that you are going to try this recipe? Or do you think that someone you know will like it?
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Chia And Flaxseed Pudding
This chia and flaxseed pudding is a healthy option for a cold breakfast or snack and it’s perfect to add it to your Healthy Meal Plan or Batch Cooking. It’s suitable for any diet as it’s vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free and it can be prepared in just a few minutes.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Healthy
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of flaxseed
4 tablespoons of milk (any type)
For the version as in the photo:
4 teaspoons of almond butter*
8 teaspoons of homemade jam
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1. In a glass container with a lid, mix 1 tablespoon of chia, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and 4 tablespoons of milk, stirring until all of the seeds are soaked and let it rest a minimum of two hours or overnight, in the refrigerator.
2. In a transparent glass jar, place 2 teaspoons of jam, continuing with 2 or 3 teaspoons of chia and flaxseed pudding, two teaspoons of almond butter, 2 teaspoons of jam, 2 or 3 teaspoons of chia pudding and flaxseed.
3. Decorate with blueberries, raspberries, and pistachios.
*You could use any nut butter.
Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo, pegan, healthy
Claudia Canu is a former junk food and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life, and achieve big goals.
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I’ve made this recipe to impress my girlfriend and she just loved it!
haha that sounds amazing, Maximilian! I’m glad it worked 😉
Can this be made with flax seed meal? If so, how much?
Yes, Susanna, you can definitely use flax seed meal.
You can use the same ratio 1 : 1 (1 tablespoon chia + 1 tablespoon flax seed meal) and in this case you’ll get a very dense and chewy texture.
If you use a ratio 1 : 1/2 ((1 tablespoon chia + 1/2 tablespoon flax seed meal) the texture is more like the one you see in the video.
Please, let me know if you try this out!
What kind of almond butter is that in the video? It looks like pudding. I’ve never seen almond butter look so white. BTW, delicious recipe!
Thanks Andy 🙂 I don’t remember the brand of the almond butter as I have created this recipe when I was living in Barcelona, Spain. I remember it was 100% bio almond butter and I guess it was made with unroasted almonds??
This looks fabulous. I wonder why your almond butter looks so white and creamy, like yogurt. My Almond butter is darker and thicker. I use maranatha. Do you make your own from blanched almonds?
Penny, I’m not sure why that almond butter looked that way. I used to use it when I was living in Spain and I remember it was some organic brand but I don’t remember the name or if it was made from blanched almonds
Do you grind your seeds? Health professionals recommend it but I like the texture of the whole seeds better.
Nowadays I buy ground flaxseeds and whole chia seeds. I do store them in the freezer to avoid them getting rancid.
If you prefer the texture of the whole seeds you are fine, you’ll still get lots of benefits.