This easy breakfast is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s also a great weekday make-ahead option which can be portioned out over a couple days.
Kefir is a fermented milk that’s kind of like an unsweetened yogurt drink. It’s thinner that yogurt and thicker than milk. It’s made with milk, bacterial cultures, kefir grains and kefir yeast. It contains more probiotics that yogurt and has a broader range of nutrients. It’s great for your digestive health and your immune system.
Chia seeds are full of essential fatty-acids, fibre, omegas, anti-oxidants, protein, and vitamins and minerals including calcium and iron, which support good heart, brain and bone health. They stabilize blood sugar and fight belly fat and inflammation.
If you like yogurt you should give this recipe a try. I love it and so do the kids!
Kefir Chia Pudding
This recipe can be made advance and eaten over a couple of days.
- 3 cups of kefir
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or to taste – you can add more if you like it sweeter)
- toppings of your choice such as fresh fruit, chia jam, dried fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, coconut flakes
- Whisk together kefir and chia seeds.
- Allow to stand for 15 minutes, add salt, vanilla and maple syrup and whisk again.
- Refrigerate for an hour or more so the chia seeds plump up. I often prepare it the night before.
- Serve with toppings of your choice.
The pudding can end up a little too thick or thin if you don’t measure properly. To correct this simply add a little more kefir to thin it out or a scant amount of chia seeds to thicken.