Breakfast Chia Pudding

Breakfast Chia Pudding

Hello Everybody,

I hope you are all keeping well and healthy.

This month I wanted to share my current favourite breakfast recipe: CHIA PUDDING and share why it’s great for midlife women. 

Now, when I first started trying chia pudding I really didn’t like it. 

To be honest it doesn’t have an awful lot of taste, so it’s necessary to add some spices, fruit and maybe some other toppings such as nuts, seeds and honey. 

It’s also important to get the consistency right otherwise you end up with something that’s really sloppy or super gloopy!

Anyhow, after not being that impressed with my first taste tests, I discovered a couple of cafes who made it really tasty which helped make me into a convert for this funny little grain. 

So what is chia? 

Chia are seeds that orginated in Mexico and Guatemala.  They formed an important staple to the ancient Aztec diet who prized the seeds energy boosting ability.   Chia seeds have a special property, in that they can expand to ten times their original size when soaked in water (or other liquids). 

So, why did I decide to embrace chia pudding? 

Well, Chia Pudding has amazing health credentials:

  • due to the way the seeds absorb liquid, they can help our bodies regulate electrolytes and body fluids.  They have therefore been linked to maintaining stamina, particular for athletes. 
  • Chia seeds are rich in nutrients such as fibre, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
  • Chia seeds can help with weight management due to their high fibre content which promote satiety and regulate appetite.  When you have chia pudding for breakfast you are less likely to have those mid morning munchies!
  • Chia seeds help heart health due to the Omega 3 fatty acids which support cardiovascular health.  They can help reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and improve blood lipid profiles.
  • As chia seeds have a low glycemic index, they can help stabilise blood sugar levels. 
  • Chia seeds contain antioxidant properties which helps to combat oxidative stress and protect against cancer and heart disease.  

In conclusion:

Chia pudding can be eaten as a delicious breakfast or dessert. 

It has centuries of tradition and wisdom associated with it. 

Chia pudding also has numerous health benefits. 

So, what’s not to love? 

Go grab my recipe below, give it a go and let me know what you think.  

Remember though, to try it quite a few times and adjust to meet your preferred taste. 


My Breakfast Chia Pudding recipe is part of the What’s on your plate blog post link party.  You can check out all the posts here

The link party is hosted by the wonderful bloggers:

Donna at Retirement Reflections

Deb at Widow Badass

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breakfast chia pudding recipe

Breakfast Chia Pudding

New Leaf Health and Wellbeing
This is a delicious creamy pudding that can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. Make it up the night before for a super easy breakfast that is full of health benefits.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Leave overnight in the fridge 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, healthy snack
Cuisine British
Servings 4


  • 1 glass or ceramic bowl


  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 6 tbsp white chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Place milk into a ceramic or glass bowl
  • Add other ingredients
  • Stir well
  • Cover and leave in fridge overnight
  • Before serving, stir well
  • Spoon deserved amount of chia pudding into a breakfast bowl and top with fruit and toppings of choice.
Keyword breakfast, chia pudding, dessert, healthy snacks

If you enjoyed my Breakfast Chia Pudding why not try out a few more of my breakfast recipes:

Ricotta Tiramisu Overnight Pots

Meno Busting Mango & Coconut Overnight Oats

Pear, Almond and Raspberry Overnight Oats

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Breakfast Chia Pudding

2 thoughts on “Breakfast Chia Pudding”

  1. Hooray! I found your post — and its a perfect one!
    Breakfast Chia pudding sounds perfect – I can’t wait to try this.
    You are absolutely right, what’s not to love?! <3

    1. Thank you Donna for making the effort to find my blog posts – it’s very kind of you. I hope you enjoy trying chia pudding. The best thing is it’s super easy to put together.

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