This Breastmilk Vegan Chia Pudding for Babies & Toddlers has No Added Sugar and is a great way to use up any frozen or pumped breastmilk.
Well, if you have a lot of breastmilk and you want babe to consume it before it goes bad, I’ve got an amazing recipe for you. This breastmilk vegan chia pudding for babies and toddlers is an amazing recipe that is packed with nutrients for baby with the added bonus of brain-supportive omega 3s.
How to Make Breastmilk Vegan Chia Pudding
We know how good breastmilk is for growing and developing babes. We also know how important Omega 3 fats are! I don’t know about your baby or toddler, but I find fish is a hard sell. Some days it’s a win (he does love these salmon fritters), and other days it’s a fun toy that he like to chuck at Poppy the dog. So I am always looking for other ways to sneak in those Omega 3s, and chia pudding is one of our favourites.
When I’m looking to get extra nutrition in for Baby E, I take this staple snack to the next level and make breastmilk vegan chia pudding. The result is LOADED with protein, healthy fats, and fibre. Chia also has some iron and the vitamin C in the fruit will boost the absorption.
When I make this breastmilk vegan chia pudding, I whip up my cherry chia jam, but I opt not to add any maple or sweetener. Honestly, fruit is sweet enough for babies, and so I literally ALWAYS have some kind of chia jam on hand. I switch it up with whatever fruit or berries I have in the fridge, but we’ve done mango chia jam, apple chia jam, cherry chia jam, raspberry chia jam and probably a few other combinations, too. It’s great for mixing into yogurt or ricotta, spreading on toast, and also for sweetening this breastmilk vegan chia pudding without sugar.
What if I Don’t Have Breastmilk to Make this Chia Pudding?
No breastmilk? No problem. I make this chia pudding ALL THE TIME with full fat coconut milk and my kid INHALES IT. And if you don’t use breastmilk, you’ll probably feel a bit better about also having some yourself. Full disclosure: I have totally eaten this breastmilk vegan chia pudding, I just would rather save the liquid gold for Baby E.
So mamas, I would love to know what you are doing with any extra frozen breastmilk you have?
What are some other ways you’ve found to get extra omega 3s into your little one?
Have you tried my breastmilk vegan chia pudding?
Breastmilk Vegan Chia Pudding for Babies & Toddlers with No Added Sugar
- 3 oz breastmilk or coconut, soy or almond milk
- 1/2 cup full fat yogurt non-dairy, or cows milk
- 2 tbsp white chia seeds
- 1 cup cherry chia jam with no maple syrup added
- In a bowl, mix together the breastmilk, yogurt, and chia seeds. Allow to sit in the fridge overnight.
- Layer with the no sugar added cherry chia jam and serve to baby!
Updated on July 1st, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.