This is such a simple but beautiful chia recipe for a morning, oceanic chia pudding. Chia seeds are packed full of nutritional goodness and the spirulina powders are used to boost the recipes' already amazing health properties (and create the gorgeous colors). The maple syrup and vanilla create a lovely subtle sweet flavor, while being refined sugar-free.
To make the actual chia pudding, start by adding chia seeds, the plant-based milk of choice, sweetener of choice, and the vanilla extract or vanilla powder (I used homemade) to a bowl and mix thoroughly, to avoid any clumping.
This can then be left to set for around 2 hours covered in the fridge. I like to meal prep a large batch for the week and refrigerate overnight.
When you're ready to serve, it's time to prepare the chia pudding to create the oceanic effect. To do this simply separate the chia pudding into three separate bowls. Add blue spirulina to one and green spirulina to one.
Layer either the blue or green layer into your mason jars first.
Follow this with the plain chia pudding and then top with the other colored chia pudding.
Then top with your toppings of choice *
To stick fruits/veggies on the side of the jar, make sure to cut the fruit/veggie really thin and make sure the glass is dry.* I like to use my toppings to boost nutritional value in a variety of ways. This depends on what I'd like to boost (protein, fiber, etc.). Some suggestions would include dried, frozen, or fresh fruit, sprinkles including cacao nibs, coconut flakes, chopped nuts. You can also include a variety of drizzles including homemade nut or seed butter. Sometimes I like to add a dollop of homemade coconut yogurt and a fruit puree with a variety of sprinkles.