Masala Chai Chia Pudding

chia pudding

Here’s a sweet dessert, breakfast or snack that’s high in fiber, protein, omega fatty acids and anti-oxidants. The word chia means “strength”.

This potent superfood is sattvic (promoting calm, peace and meditation) and pacifying to pitta and vata doshas. This recipe can be enjoyed in moderation by all the doshas, although be sure to serve it warm or at room temperature (not straight out of the fridge!). Pittas may choose to omit the heating spices (cinnamon and ginger).

Chia seeds can also be soaked and substituted for eggs in most baking recipes… Cool!


  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground dry ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup, coconut sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk

Stir all the dry ingredients together, then add the milk and sweetener of your choice. Mix well and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes (or longer), adding extra water or milk if desired.

You can enjoy this dish at room temperature in the summer months, although I like it best  warmed in a pan before serving.

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