chia pudding

This is one the easiest snacks to make no matter how skilled you are in the kitchen. Chia seeds are high in protein and fibre and when added to your favourite fruit, it will provide you with a nutritious, naturally sweet snack to keep you full for longer.  Once you’ve prepared the pudding, you can eat it straight away or store it in the fridge for up to three days. Here are three super options for portable, lunchbox friendly, low FODMAP, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free chia puddings.

Details

  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Sugar free
  • Low FODMAP (only consume 1 serve of pudding at a time – as per guidelines in the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet App at the time of writing. Check the app for exact fruit servings)

Almond milk chia pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Blueberries and passionfruit

Method

  1. Whisk to mix the almond milk and chia seeds in a small bowl
  2. Leave it sit for a minute of two, then whisk again
  3. Continue this a few more times until it has thickened
  4. Then transfer this to a portable container or two if needed
  5. Top with blueberries and passionfruit and enjoy!

Kombucha chia pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kombucha
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Strawberries and an orange

Method

  1. Whisk to mix the kombucha and chia seeds in a small bowl
  2. Leave it sit for a minute of two, then whisk again
  3. Continue this a few more times until it has thickened
  4. Then transfer this to a portable container or two if needed
  5. Top with strawberries and slice orange and enjoy!

Coconut milk matcha pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (from a can)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • Kiwi fruit and grapes

Method

  1. Whisk to mix the coconut milk, water, matcha and chia seeds in a small bowl
  2. Leave it sit for a minute of two, then whisk again
  3. Continue this a few more times until it has thickened
  4. Then transfer this to a portable container or two if needed
  5. Top with sliced kiwi fruit and grapes and enjoy!

I find that when combined with fruit the dish is sweet enough, but it’s not to your taste, add a teaspoon or two of your preferred sweetener such as maple syrup, rice malt syrup or stevia to the mix or pour it over the top.

It also works really well with a dollop of yoghurt or nuts and seeds or test out new flavour combos and see what you come up with!