Vegan – Dairy Free – Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free – Raw
INGREDIENTS (6 SERVINGS)
Some of the ingredients, (Lucuma Powder and Mequite Powder), for Hippie Lane’s Chia Pudding are not available in your local supermarket, so they will need to be bought from a health food store or online from places like this – Lucuma Powder and Mequite Powder.
Chocolate Chia Pudding:
- 40g (1/4 cup) Chia Seeds
- 375ml (1 1/2 cups) Coconut milk
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp Lucuma Powder
- 1-2 tsp Rice Malt Syrup – (we used 2!)
What is Lucuma Powder? : Lucuma is a natural sweetener with a caramel-like flavour that has a whole heap of health benefits
Caramel Chia Pudding:
- 40 g (1/4 cup) Chia Seeds
- 375ml (1 1/2 cups) Almond milk
- 1 tbsp Mesquite Powder
- 1 tsp Rice Malt Syrup
What is Mesquite Powder? : Mesquite is a superfood powder with a sweet, nutty, caramel flavour – it’s high in protein, calcium and fibre.
Strawberry Chia Pudding:
- 40g (1/4 cups) Chia Seeds
- 250ml (1 cup) Almond milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1-2 tsp Rice Malt Syrup – (this is optional, but we recommend using it!)
- 225g Strawberries
Tip : Mesquite powder and lucuma Powder are actually inter-changeable – so if you’re planning to make both the caramel and chocolate chia puddings, then we suggest using Mesquite for both!
The Hippie Lane Chia Pudding Recipe didn’t need any fancy equipment to make, so as long as you have the usual kitchen essentials, you’ll make this just fine!
- Chopping board
- Measuring Cups
- Tupperware to store each flavour separately
Tip : Save your empty glass jars (We always have far too many empty PB jars!) and use these to layer up your chia seed pudding – it looks super fancy, it’s good for the environment and it’s free!
One of the selling points of chia pudding is that it’s really quick and easy to make the night before, so it’s ready to eat straight away in the morning. For the chocolate and caramel puddings this was the case. The strawberry recipe needed some extra preparation time in the morning – it wasn’t ready to just grab and go like the other flavours.
The 3 simple steps:
- Measure the ingredients
- Mix the ingredients together
- Store in the fridge
*Extra steps in the morning for the strawberry!*
- Blend the strawberries, rice syrup and vanilla into a puree
- Stir into the pudding
The chocolate and caramel chia pudding recipes didn’t need very much equipment at all – they took very little effort and didn’t make a lot of mess! The Strawberry recipe needed the blender – so this was a little messier – but still not very messy at all! You can watch us making the recipe in the video at the top of this post to see how we got on!
All of the puddings need to be left overnight in the fridge too – so make sure you plan ahead and make it the night before.
- Caramel was the simplest and quickest – it took less than 5 mins!
- Chocolate should have been just as quick – but the ingredients wouldn’t mix together and it took us a lot of mixing to get the cacao mixed into the chia seeds…
- The extra strep of the strawberry pudding took longer because of needing the blender in the morning – it seemed a lot more effort that the other two!
Tip : It’s easy to make extra of this recipe and store in tupperware for a few days in the fridge for an easy grab and go breakfast.
Chia pudding is a great breakfast – the chia seeds are full of protein, calcium and fibre and it kept us feeling full throughout the morning. Cacao is a great antioxidant, Lucuma and Mesquite are both superfood powders with a whole heap of nutritional benefits.
The Chia puddings are so pretty to look at and the texture was spot on – not too runny and not too thick. Sadly the taste didn’t measure up…
- The Chocolate Chia pudding : This was far too bitter and we had to add more honey as we were eating it to sweeten it up.
- The Strawberry Chia Pudding : The flavour was far too weak, we would increase the amount of strawberries next time and definitely recommend you use the optional rice malt syrup.
- The Caramel Pudding : This was our favourite by far – it had a delicious caramel flavour without any refined sugar!
In all honesty we really didn’t enjoy the flavours together and although they look so pretty – it just didn’t work…
#NAILEDIT OR #FAILED IT?
#NAILED IT…For us the Caramel Chia pudding completely #nailedit – it was the quickest to make AND the tastiest – so we recommend getting some lucuma powder and giving it a go!
Sadly, except for making a pretty, insta-worthy breakfast, the chocolate and strawberry didn’t live up to our expectations so they #FAILEDIT
So if you’re looking for a quick, cost effective, easy breakfast thats ready to go in the morning – give the Caramel Chia Pudding a go – We will definitely be making it again soon!
Have you tried this Hippie Lane recipe? Do you think she #nailedit or #failedit with her Chia Pudding recipe? Let us know in the comments!
We would love to see your creations so tag us in your instagram photos @the_health_mix and remember… #nailedit or #failedit?