Orange Chia Pudding (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Chia Pudding is a type of pudding or porridge that is made by just soaking chia seeds in milk. In this non dairy version of chia pudding, any non dairy milk can be used. In addition, orange slices are added for a citrusy twist!

What are chia seeds and what are its health benefits?

Chia seeds have a plethora of health benefits.
– Chia seeds are high in protein and healthy fats (omega 3 fatty acids). Chia provides a similar amount of omega-3 fatty acids as ground flaxseed in the form of alpha linolenic acid, or ALA.
– Chia seeds are also rich in calcium and iron
– Chia seeds have anti-inflammatory properties
– Chia seeds are good for blood sugar control
– Chia seeds have both soluble and insoluble fiber and so is great for your gut! This can improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels and promote intestinal health. The insoluble fiber in chia seeds act as a prebiotic and promote growth of good bacteria in the colon. Eating a diet rich in fiber also is shown to protect against colorectal cancer. Fiber takes longer to digest and makes you feel satisfied longer, which is how it can help with weight loss.
For this reason, chia seed pudding is a recipe that’s included in my healthy weight loss program. I also encourage my clients who are doing AIP to reintroduce chia seeds as one of the first reintros!
Now that you have read about the benefits of chia seeds, will you try this orange chia pudding that’s so good for you and has the added benefits of Vit C with the oranges? So easy and so yummy!

What are the ingredients in Orange Chia Pudding?

The following are the ingredients required to make this recipe:

  1. Chia seeds: You can use black chia seeds or white chia seeds. I like to get organic chia seeds and like this brand.
  2. Any non dairy milk like coconut milk, almond milk or cashew milk. I like to use this brand of cashew milk.
  3. Collagen peptides: This is an optional ingredient. However adding the gives a nice consistency to the pudding. And collagen is good for your gut and joints! I like to use this brand of collagen peptides.
  4. Sweetener: I like use a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. You can also monk fruit sweetener.
  5. Sea salt: I like to add a pinch of sea salt to all my sweet recipes. This helps to round out the sweetness and makes you use less sweetener. You can use any brand of sea salt.
  6. Fresh Oranges: You can use any variety of fresh oranges. I love to use navel oranges as they have a lot of sweetness with a little sourness.

What are the steps in making Orange Chia Pudding?

  1. Mix the chia seeds, collagen peptides, non dairy milk, sweetener and salt together.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator or at room temperature for at least an hour. You can keep it overnight too.
  3. Take the mixture out and stir with a spoon to get a smooth creamy consistency. Break any lumps as you mix.
  4. Add the citrus slices and mix again.
  5. Serve immediately or place back in the refrigerator and eat later!

You can watch a step by step video tutorial of this recipe by clicking below:

Orange Chia Pudding (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)
Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
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Serves: 2
A delicious citrusy twist on chia pudding using orange slices.
  • 4 tbsps organic chia seeds
  • 1 cup any non dairy milk
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides (optional: if you are skipping this then add 1 more tablespoon of chia seeds)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup fresh orange slices, cut into chunks
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the chia seeds, the non dairy milk, the collagen peptides, the sweetener and sea salt. Mix using a spoon until all the chia seeds are wet with the milk. Cover with a plastic wrap or lid and keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  2. Remove from refrigerator and add the orange chunks. Stir to mix. Serve immediately or place back in the refrigerator and serve later.

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