Spiced Peach Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is my savior. Whenever I'm craving for dessert but my consience says "hell no!" I prepare a big batch of chia pudding overnight to enjoy at any moment during the next day...because sometimes a simple yogurt doesn't work to boost your mood.
There a hundreds and hundreds of chia pudding versions, as many as you can imagine/desire so you can never get tired of it, plus it'll make you feel good and satisfied. Obviously my favorite one is the chocolate chia pudding with some berry jam and nuts, but you can find many more here on the blog: raspberry chia pudding, mango chia pudding, and this protein-packed vanilla chia pudding with blueberry compote (so yummy).
I love to combine my puddings with natural coconut yogurt (it's so creamy!) and then add just the right amount of sweetness. Since cinnamon and peach work so well together I added a pinch to the chia base and a dash of ground cardamom too, fall is here and it's time for all things spicy and comforting. Now that I'm thinking Halloween is right around the corner and still haven't decided what I'm going to prepare, any ideas?! Got so many things to do this month: new collaborations, new recipes to develop, getting to know a bit more my new camera which means lots of practice...think I need a coffee!Spiced Peach Chia Pudding
1/2 cup unsweetened oat/any plant-based milk.
3 tablespoons chia seeds.
1 tablespoon agave syrup.
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Tiny pinch of ground cardamom.
1/2 a peach, cut into small cubes.
Natural coconut yogurt.
- If you want your chia pudding to have a less thick consistency reduce the chia seeds to 2 tablespoons.
- I used agave syrup for this recipe because its light color will make the chia pudding look less dark in the photos but feel free to use your favorite sweetener, the best one is probably pure maple syrup.
In a small bowl stir together chia, milk, sweetener and spices, using a fork until all ingredients are completely combined. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed. Cover and let the chia soak up the liquid until it reaches a pudding-like consistency, around 15-20 minutes approximately. You might need to stir the mixture a bit more halfway through.
Chop the peach into small cubes and cover the base of your jar or bowl with these pieces, add the chia pudding and top with your favorite coconut yogurt (you can even use an electric mixer to whip the yogurt for extra fluffiness), some cacao nibs and bee pollen. Pro tip: if you don't follow a vegan diet drizzle with honey, it goes so well with peaches!