Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt makes a healthy and delicious breakfast. Put yogurt, milk and chia seeds in a bowl, give it a stir, and place it in the refrigerator. Overnight, the chia seeds transform into a nourishing breakfast. Enjoy chia seed pudding with yogurt any day of the week as a quick and simple breakfast.
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Anyone want to know my secret to being a morning person? *crickets*
I get you. Who wants to be a morning person when it is so cozy to curl up under the covers.
This Chia Pudding with Yogurt is a delicious and healthy breakfast
But with a little one in my family now...
My toddler's eyes pop wide open and I have a little hand pushing down across my cheek as he uses my face for leverage to help him climb up and out from under the covers. It's barely 6 AM (sometimes barely 5 AM).
Before I open my eyes, I know I need a quick and simple breakfast recipe.
So here's my tip on how to try to be a morning person - make your breakfast the night before. And if I can barely keep my eyelids open the night before, then my go-to recipe is Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt.
Overnight chia seeds in yogurt is a quick and simple breakfast recipe
Mornings on a weekday can be like running through the airport terminal to get to our gate before the plane takes off. Are we going to all get out of the house on time?
Opening the fridge in the morning and seeing a bowl of chia seed pudding resting peacefully there is like a having the airport cart stop and say "Hey, can we give you a ride?"
This pot of Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt comes to the rescue every time, without fail.
You may have noticed that I'm love chia seed puddings. I like to soak chia seeds in almond milk. I like to soak chia seeds in coconut milk.
But for the creamiest chia pudding (and dreamy), you need to soak chia seeds in yogurt.
Soaking chia seeds in yogurt gives you the creamiest chia pudding
So in case you were wondering, yes yes, you can soak chia seeds in yogurt. And here's the recipe to so you can make this easy breakfast at home too.
This healthy make ahead breakfast only takes a few seconds to prepare
The refrigerator puts in all the hard work to make this healthy make ahead breakfast. All you have to do is put yogurt, milk and chia seeds in a bowl, give it a stir, and place it in the refrigerator.
As you get your sleep, the chia seeds do their magic and transform into a nourishing breakfast. You heard that right. This breakfast literally prepares itself while you are sleeping!
In the morning, you just need to give the chia seeds a quick stir, split the chia seed pudding into serving bowls, and top with your favorite granola and/or fruit.
Choose a yogurt that you love to use in this chia seed pudding
We love using Glenilen Farm Raspberry Yoghurt to make these Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt. The yogurt has just the right amount of tang, and contains the perfect serving of raspberry fruit on the bottom. They are made with less sugar than many other brands of yogurts, so they are a perfect a healthy breakfast for our family.
These little jars of Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt are served in Glenilen Farm Yoghurt pots. You can buy the yoghurts in 500g containers and 160g individual serving pots.
We save the individual serving pots to serve the chia pudding in. The tops of these pots also cap back on, making these pots of Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt easy for a grab and go breakfast.
Chia in yogurt makes a great grab and go breakfast
What toppings to use for your chia seed pudding?
There are a million different toppings that would work well with this chia seed pudding. But you'll see my favorite combination in the photos.
My favorite way is to use a raspberry yogurt and a chocolate granola. I like the sweetness and tang of the raspberry yogurt paired with chocolate.
Feel free to experiment, but some other suggestions are:
- Strawberry yogurt with honey granola
- Peach yogurt with coconut chips
- Cherry yogurt with chocolate granola
This is such a simple recipe that I hope it makes it way to your breakfast table over and over again. It's healthy and nourishing, and it will give you a good start to the day.
Not only do you get the health benefits of the chia seeds, you also get the protein and calcium from the yogurt. Enjoy this recipe for Overnight Chia Seeds in Yogurt!
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- ½ cup raspberry yogurt (I used Glenilen Farm Raspberry Yoghurt)
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 handful chocolate granola (use your favorite brand)
- 1 handful raspberries
- additional yogurt - for topping (if desired) (you can use a plain yogurt if you want to reduce the total amount of sugar)
- In a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt and milk. Stir in the chia seeds. Cover and set in the refrigerator overnight. If you can, stir the chia seed mixture a couple times after putting it in the refrigerator (after 30 minutes, after 1 hour). It is not necessary (ie. if you go to sleep), but it will help prevent clumps.
- In the morning, give the chia seed pudding a good mix, breaking apart any clumps.
- Stir in another spoonful or two of yogurt, if desired. Spoon into two bowls, or into reserved yogurt containers. Top with your favorite chocolate granola and a few fresh raspberries.
Esther Ting says
I have made this recipe quite a few times with milk. Mainly because I'm gluten intolerant and there was a time when I had like 6 x 1 litre tubs of chia seeds to finish, haha. Tonight, I'm making it with Yakult. Thank you for this and all the overnight recipes. I like getting our kitchen tools to prepare breakfast for us as much as possible, please :)
Tina Jui says
Oh great idea with the Yakult! Thanks for sharing!
Sheila Davies says
Made this with oat milk, homemade Greek yogurt and chia seeds, added fresh berries, 1/2 banana and walnut pieces to serve (+ honey or monk fruit for hubby with a sweet tooth). Quick, delicious, filling and nutritious - what could be better. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
can you use greek yogurt? would it be too thick? maybe just add more milk?
Tina Jui says
Hi - I think it would work, but yes, you would need to add more milk. Enjoy!