Chia Pudding with Granola and Berries

  • 1 1⁄2 cups almond or coconut milk
  • 1⁄2 cup chia seeds*
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1⁄2 vanilla pod, split and scraped
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 cup granola
  • sprinkle of dry chia seeds, to serve

To make the chia pudding, put your nut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla seeds into a jar, screw the lid on tight and give it a good shake, then place in the fridge for about 4 hours, or overnight is best. The chia seeds will expand to about three times their size. Then your pudding is done! It’s time to get layering.

Take two clear glasses, spoon a layer of the chia pudding in the bottom, then pop on a layer of berries, followed by a layer of granola. I like to make three layers, then top everything off with a few fresh berries and chia seeds. These will last 3 days in the fridge.

* Chia seeds are high in calcium, protein, fibre and omega-3. If you want the omega benefits of chia seeds, though, you’ll need to soak them or grind them up like linseeds (flaxseeds), to activate them.

Thanks to Food Matters