Orange juice is usually a staple of my breakfast, here I mixed it into this creamy and delicious Orange Chia Pudding that tastes a little like the childhood favourite, creamsicle! Made with fresh squeezed orange juice and a little yoghurt for that extra creaminess. Such an easy and healthy, make ahead breakfast that’s also vegan and gluten-free.
Making Orange Chia Pudding is easy, here is what you need:
- Orange juice, fresh squeezed is the way to go here! I like mine with a lot of pulp
- Chia seeds, they are high in fiber, antioxidants and protein
- Maple syrup. Agave syrup or other liquid sweetener can also be used. Taste the chia pudding before adding maple syrup, I don’t like it so sweet, sometimes I don’t add any sweetener at all. I find the almond milk has a sweet flavor on its own.
- Vanilla bean paste, I love this intense flavor of vanilla. Can also be substituted for vanilla extract.
- Yoghurt, use whatever yoghurt is your favorit, but a thick consistency works best. I really like vanilla yoghurt for the topping.
TIPS FOR MAKING THis Orange Chia Pudding:
- Stir the chia seeds into the orange juice mixture well, and then stir again! This will prevent lumps of chia seeds forming in you chia pudding.
- For best results, let the chia pudding cill out in the fridge overnight. If you are short on time, chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
FOR MORE EASY AND HEALTHY CHIA PUDDINGS, CHECK OUT THIS RECIPES:
Creamy Orange Chia Pudding that tastes a little like the childhood favourite, creamsicle!
- 1 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- ½ Cup yoghurt
- 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 4 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- vanilla yoghurt and orange zest for topping
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well, let sit 5 minutes, stir again and cover. Taste and add more maple syrup if desired.
Let the chia pudding chill in the fridge for 4 hours or over night until thickened.
Spoon into serving containers and top with vanilla yoghurt and orange zest if desired.