Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding- brightened with orange zest, this chia pudding makes for a refreshing and healthy breakfast that’s packed full of protein and healthy omega-3s.

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding- brightened with orange zest, this chia pudding makes for a refreshing and healthy breakfast that's packed full of protein and healthy omega-3s. #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #cleaneating

I don’t know about you guys, but it feels like the weather here went from spring to summer overnight. It’s  freaking HOT. I think I’m going to have get an inflatable kiddie pool for our house after we move in. I have a feeling Lucy will love that!

The warm weather also means it’s time to start focusing on cooler, no-bake recipes and chia pudding totally fits the bill. I’ve shared a pumpkin version on here before but during our recent trip to Austin I tried one made with coconut milk and knew I had to recreate it for you guys. The texture was thick and creamy, not slimy like some chia puddings can be.

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding- brightened with orange zest, this chia pudding makes for a refreshing and healthy breakfast that's packed full of protein and healthy omega-3s. #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #cleaneating

For best results, I recommend using full fat coconut milk and making sure you shake it well beforehand.

I like to mix it with a combo of almond milk because I find the coconut milk on it’s own can result in a chia pudding that’s almost too thick. A mixture of both gets it just right.

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding- brightened with orange zest, this chia pudding makes for a refreshing and healthy breakfast that's packed full of protein and healthy omega-3s. #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #cleaneating

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding- brightened with orange zest, this chia pudding makes for a refreshing and healthy breakfast that's packed full of protein and healthy omega-3s. #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #cleaneating

I chose to do an orange cardamom flavor because I have been obsessed with oranges for the past couple of months. The bright flavor is so refreshing and perfect in the morning. Then I added cardamom because it pairs so well with orange zest.

I know cardamom isn’t the most basic ingredient but you can always leave it out or use cinnamon in it’s place. You can also use lemon zest if you don’t have any oranges, and top it with fresh berries and granola. Either way, it is sure to be delicious so feel free to put your own spin on it!

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding- brightened with orange zest, this chia pudding makes for a refreshing and healthy breakfast that's packed full of protein and healthy omega-3s. #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #cleaneating

Orange Cardamom Chia Pudding

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup full fat coconut milk*
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)**
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

Directions:

In a small bowl or jar, combine all of the ingredients and stir to combine. Seal with a lid then refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, once pudding has solidified, remove the lid and stir. Top with orange slices, granola and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Serve immediately and enjoy!

*Full fat coconut milk is ideal for a thick, creamy texture. Make sure to shake the can well before using.

**Feel free to omit the cardamom or use cinnamon instead.

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