Three-layer chia pudding

This recipe for three layer chia pudding will soon become one of your favorite recipes for breakfast, healthy dessert or as a snack in the afternoon.

This three-layer chia pudding is great because it is easy, healthy, and DELICIOUS. The first layer is made with vanilla chia pudding, the middle layer is a creamy and decadent chocolate layer, and then all is topped with fresh cherries.

Three layer chia pudding, vegan vanilla and chocolate chia pudding topped with cherries.

What are the benefits of cherries?

Cherries, like chia seeds, are packed with nutrients; they are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are an excellent source of Vitamins C, B, and K.

Cherries are also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. So research shows that they may help us with exercise recovery. They are also rich in potassium, they can help us improve our sleep quality, and probably the best part is that they are super easy to include in our diet. I love to have a big bowl of cherries in the fridge for my kids to snack.

bowl of cheries over a pink piece of cloth

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

I’m pretty sure that by now, you’ve heard all the benefits. They are full of antioxidants and have tons of omega-3s fatty acids. These little gems are also full of protein and vitamins. They are the real deal for fiber and other fantastic health benefits. They are a true superfood!

Three-layer chia pudding topped with cherries

ingredients for the vegan vanilla chia pudding

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds. I prepared it with regular chia seeds, but if you have any picky eaters at home, you could also use white or grounded chia seeds for a different consistency.
  • 1 cup almond milk or another vegetable milk, like oat milk or cashew milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave. You could also substitute with a pitted date or two.

Ingredients for the vegan chocolate pudding

  • 4 tablespoons chia
  • 1 cup almond milk, oat milk, or even coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or any other sweeteners of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

How to make the chocolate and vanilla pudding

  • To make the vanilla chia pudding, mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl or mason jar and let it rest for at least half an hour overnight before serving.
  • For the chocolate pudding, mix the ingredients in a bowl or a glass jar and let it rest for half an hour overnight.

Three layer chia pudding,

Other ideas for finishing the vegan chia pudding

  • Use raspberries, blueberries, or any other type of berries you like.
  • Add a dollop of vegan yogurt or whipped coconut cream if you serve this chia pudding as a dessert.
  • Have fun adding more toppings like cacao nibs, cinnamon, peanut butter, or maybe some almond butter or homemade granola.
  • You can also make it with orange juice instead of vegetable milk.

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Three layer chia pudding

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for three layer chia pudding will soon become one of your favorite recipes for breakfast, healthy dessert or as a snack in the afternoon.
5 de 6 votos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Vanilla chia pudding

  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk or another vegetable milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Chocolate chia pudding

  • 4 tablespoons chia
  • 1 cup almond milk or another vegetable milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1 cup cherries, halved and pitted

    mint leaves for garnishing

      Instructions
       

      • To make the vanilla chia pudding mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it rest for at least half an hour.
      • For the chocolate pudding, mix the ingredients in a bowl and let it rest for half an hour.

      To serve.

      • In a glass or a bowl add 4 tablespoons of vanilla chia pudding, then 4 tablespoons of chocolate chia pudding.
      • Finish with the halved cherries and garnish with a mint leaf.

      Notes

      The chocolate and vanilla pudding can be liquefied if you don’t like the chia seed texture. Always taste and adjust the flavor, add more maple syrup or more vanilla depending on your taste.
      Keyword chia pudding

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      This recipe appeared first in Ale Cooks in July 2018, and I created it in partnership with Super Fresh Growers.

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