Chia puddings make delicious desserts, snacks, or breakfasts. I have made many chia puddings over the years…with almond milk and vanilla or cacao powder, with blended pineapple and passionfruit, with coconut milk and blueberries, and now my latest creation – with pureed watermelon.
Chia seeds are amazing little seeds, not only for their high nutritional content, but also the ways in which they can be used. They have a very mild flavour and can be added to any dish, sweet or savoury.
Ways to use chia seeds:
- place chia seeds in an empty salt shaker and instead of seasoning meals with salt and pepper, sprinkle some chia seeds instead.
- add chia seeds to your rice or oats before cooking for extra nutrition.
- add chia seeds to smoothies, either prior to blending, or to sprinkle on top.
- make chia seed puddings by soaking chia seeds in liquid.
This watermelon chia pudding is full of sweet flavour and contains only two ingredients – you guessed it, chia seeds and watermelon! It’s super easy too:
- Blend watermelon.
- Stir in chia seeds.
- Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
I made this for breakfast and topped with some cubed fresh watermelon, but it would make a refreshing snack or dessert, and you could top it with other chopped fruits too.
- 1 cup watermelon
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- Extra watermelon to serve (optional)
- Blend the watermelon so you have 1 cup of watermelon puree.
- Pour into a jar and add chia seeds.
- Mix well, screw on lid.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Serve chilled, topped with fresh watermelon.
This recipe is shared at Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck.
Comment below and tell me…
- Are you a fan of chia seeds?
- Are you enjoying all the summer fruits now in season (if you are in the southern hemisphere…)?
- Which is your favourite summer fruit?