This creamy vegan chia seed pudding with date paste is made with creamy Greek yogurt, nutty coconut milk, and plump chia seeds, topped with a rich, naturally sweet, lemon and cinnamon-infused date paste.
This recipe cannot be any healthier for you-Medjool dates are rich in fiber, Greek yogurt is packed with protein and chia seeds are loaded with calcium, manganese, and heart-healthy omega 3’s.
Chia pudding has become one of my favourite recipes for breakfast and snacks, mainly because it is so delicious and healthy, but also because the recipe is foolproof!
I often whip this pudding together in the evening and let it sit overnight in the fridge. This is when the magic happens-the tiny, crunchy chia seeds soak up all the creamy yogurt and milk and transform into gelatinous little pearls.
All you have to do is remove the chia pudding from the fridge in the morning, mix in your favourite ingredients, in this case the date paste, and serve! My kids love this chia seed pudding with date paste (even more so when I serve it as a parfait) and I love that it is so healthy for them.
On that note, no more excuses for sugary breakfast cereals for the kids nor the age-old affirmation, ‘I don’t have any time to make breakfast in the morning.’
Moms and dads can make this chia pudding the night before, store in a small mason jar in the fridge overnight, and pop in your lunch bag the following morning!
Here are some other delicious chia seed pudding recipes:
Coconut Chia Pudding with Caramelized Pears
Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding
Strawberry Cheesecake Chia Pudding
Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!