This creamy watermelon chia pudding makes the best easy healthy vegan breakfast or snack. It takes less than 5 minutes to put together, and you only need 5 ingredients. Moreover, it is loaded with goodness, and it is so delicious.
I love watermelon, and I tend to eat a lot of it when the summer comes. And I love it just freshly cut. It is so good and refreshing. But after a while, I start to crave something else slightly more interesting. That is when this creamy watermelon chia pudding comes in handy.
Another good reason to make this creamy chia pudding is when you get a watermelon that is less sweet and not as nice to eat just by itself.
I enjoy it as a snack or I prepare it ahead of time as breakfast especially when I have a busy day ahead. It is so comforting to know that your breakfast is already waiting for you in the fridge and you can save that extra time in the morning.
As I mentioned earlier, this chia pudding is a perfectly light and refreshing summer breakfast or an easy healthy vegan snack. Moreover, it is so nutritious. Chia seeds are high in fiber, plant protein, omega-3s, calcium, and magnesium, just to name a few. Watermelon is loaded with lycopene(an antioxidant that can help to protect your body). And just one medium slice of watermelon gives you contains 9-11% of the vitamin A you need each day. This nutrient is one of the keys to keeping your eyes healthy.
What you need to make creamy watermelon chia pudding
To make this creamy watermelon chia pudding you only need to combine 5 ingredients and it seriously takes less than 5 minutes. Here is what you need to do
- Cut up the watermelon(don’t worry about the seeds)
- Add it to the blender along with full-fat coconut milk. I highly recommend using the full-fat version as it will lead to the creamiest chia seed pudding.
- Choose your sweetener. I had condensed oat milk, and it works perfectly with watermelon and makes the chia pudding flavour even smoother. But surely you can choose your favourite sweetener. Maple syrup, agave or tapioca all work. For a sugar-free version, you can use stevia or skip it altogether if your watermelon is sweet enough.
- Lastly, add a squeeze of lime juice and a little bit of the lime zest if you want a brighter flavour. I do prefer lime juice to lemon juice, but if you only have lemons on hand, surely you can use them. Optionally, you can leave the lime juice out, but I love how it balanced the sweetness of the watermelon.
After you blended everything, taste and adjust if needed. And all is left to do now is stir in your chia seeds.
Overnight, chia seeds will work their magic, plump up and give the pudding the right texture. Without a doubt, coconut milk will also help to make it thicker and will provide you with that velvety mouthful. For that reason, I do recommend using a full-fat canned version.
I love this kind of effortless recipes, especially during summer. Mainly because they require no cooking and you can make a big batch out of this recipe and enjoy it for a few days. Meaning that you have more time to spend outside and enjoy the hopefully great weather. And all the goodness from chia seeds, watermelon and coconut milk will nourish your body and make your taste buds very happy.
Creamy watermelon chia pudding
- 350 gr of watermelon sliced
- 150 gr of @naturescharm full-fat coconut milk
- 5 heaped tbsp of chia seeds
- 2 tbsp of @naturescharm condensed oat milk you can add less depending on the sweetness of your watermelon
- a squeeze of lime juice optional
- In the blender, combine watermelon, coconut milk, condensed oat milk, lime juice, and blend until smooth.
- In the jar, combine chia seeds and watermelon juice.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, transfer the chia pudding into serving glasses and add your toppings of choice.