How do you make chia pudding?
I haven’t made chia cups in a while. They’re very easy to make though, are filling, healthy and a delicious treat.
So when my friend Jess mentioned that she really liked them, especially with fruit pieces stuck on the side of the glass, I thought it was about time I made some more!
I won’t lie though… the fruit stuck on the glass malarky is a LOT harder than it looks. My fruit pieces always end up drowning in the liquid and never manage to look as perfect as some of the ones you see floating around on Instagram that look like somebodies painted them. But that’s part of the fun isn’t it… and it looks more ‘homemade’ if they’re messy and unprofessional looking.. right!? But if anyone has any top tips or secret tricks as to how you stick them on so perfectly, do share!
As long as you have chia seeds in the house, you’re likely to have most of the ingredients needed to make them. You don’t need to be that strict and can easily substitute things in if you don’t have all you need.
I’ve provided a how to guide for assembling the chia cups below:
5 easy steps to making the perfect Chia Pudding Cups
Step 1: Stick the fruit on the glass
Slide the pieces of fruit carefully down the side of the glass until they’re in the position you want. Press firmly against the side so as to stick your fruit to the glass.
Step 2: Add your chia pudding mixture to your cups
(…and pray that the fruit pieces won’t become submerged… but as you can see- easier said than done!)
Step 3: Decorate your chia cups
Add some berries to the top and even go that one step further with edible flowers to make them picture perfect and Instagram-worthy!
Step 4: Have a little photoshoot with the finished products
After all you’ve made them look pretty damn fabulous- it would be rude not to!
Step 5: Consume them! The best bit 🙂
Summer Berry Chia Cups
(Makes 2 cups)
6 tbsp chia seeds
2 cups milk of choice (regular, almond, soy, coconut etc)
1 tbsp maple syrup or golden syrup
2 Strawberries sliced (to stick on side of glass)
Edible Flowers ( Violas or pansies)
Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl the night before. Let it rest for 5 minutes before stirring again to make sure the chia seeds are spread and aren’t in clumps. Then store in the fridge overnight. The next day, divide the mixture into your two glasses. Follow instructions above if you’d like to decorate them with fruit on the side of the glasses etc.