When you want to start your day off with an extreme flavor dance party, look no further than this Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Pudding.
I mentioned that I’ve been on a breakfast kick, and I wasn’t lying. Although this chia pudding would make an excellent snack regardless of the time of day. Still, there’s something incredibly refreshing about bursts of tart citrus first thing in the morning. What a great flavor to wake up to!
Chia puddings are the bomb. They’re incredibly simple and versatile. I’ve made excellent chia pudding before, and after seeing a myriad of lemon poppy seed breads and muffins pop up on my Pinterest feed, I knew I could make a chia pudding alternative that doesn’t require me to try and be a baker.
And the result? A vibrant citrus pudding packed with chia and poppy seeds.
The steps couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is put everything in a bowl, stir it up real well, and then refrigerate. You can top it off with some extra lemon zest when you serve it, but I guarantee you there’s enough lemon flavor in the pudding itself.
I found that this was great for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack! It’s minimally-sweetened, and you could actually omit the honey entirely if it’s not your thing or you’re on a Whole30.
I’m really starting to adore the refreshing flavor of lemon and other bright citrus. It’s perfect now that Spring is here, don’t you think? And considering I have a 16oz bag of poppy seeds at home now, I may be making many more lemon poppyseed creations. I’m already thinking about a lemon poppy seed vinaigrette for summer salads.
With that, I want to turn it over to you.
What’s your favorite chia pudding recipe? Do you default to the same flavors, mix-ins, and toppings or do you like to mix it up every time?
Let me know in the comments!