Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Overnight Yoghurt Chia Seed Pudding In A Jar.

Overnight Yoghurt Chia Seed Pudding In A Jar

Move over bircher muesli, chia pudding is my new 5-2 fast diet “thing”.  A no fuss meal that’s very easy to prepare. Almost no effort required. Just measure three simple ingredients – chia seeds, flavoured Greek yoghurt and low fat milk into a mini mason jar. Stir, tightly screw on the lid and shake. Refrigerate. Overnight the ingredients transform into a creamy and delicious pudding, it’s texture reminiscent perhaps of old fashioned sago or tapioca.

From a 5-2 fast day perspective this overnight chia pudding is brilliantly satiating. At just under 200 calories for a full 175ml mason jar serve, its what I try to eat mid morning on those difficult fast days when no amount of distraction seems to keep the hunger pangs at bay. I love the endless possible variations that can be achieved by simply varying the flavour of yoghurt used. In summer my jar is adorned by a fantastic array of fresh sliced seasonal fruit, in the depths of winter I raid my baking supplies for dried fruits and nuts, and sometimes perhaps cacao nibs.

Overnight Yoghurt Chia Seed Pudding

Overnight Yoghurt Chia Seed Pudding In A Jar
Serves 1 (192 calories per serve)

1/3 cup no fat Greek yoghurt (plain or flavored)(I used strawberry) (80 calories)
1/3 cup low fat milk (34 calories)
3 teaspoons chia seeds (60 calories)
1 teaspoon each  dried cranberries and coconut flakes (or fruit and nut mix of choice, fresh or dried) (18 calories)

STIR yoghurt, milk and chia seeds together in a 175ml capacity mason or jam jar.
REPLACE lid and shake well. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
WHEN ready to serve, scatter over cranberries and coconut flakes or your favourite combination of fresh or dried fruit and nuts.

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8 Responses to Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Overnight Yoghurt Chia Seed Pudding In A Jar.

  1. Angela says:

    Hi I have just made your chocolate cupcakes for the first time and they are fantastic, delicious and sooo easy. Thank you- will definitely make them again- like tomorrow……

    • We love those cupcakes too. That same recipe was used to make the chocolate layer cake I posted just last week. Delicious with jam, cream and ganache. So glad to hear you enjoyed them so much.

  2. My French Heaven says:

    This is so perfect for me right now! I’ve been eating/fasting like this for a few weeks now. Not only am I losing weight, but my energy levels are way up… Great post!!

    • Bravo Stephane and thank you! Isn’t it great that we can fast for just two days, feast for the rest of the week and feel fabulous. I have noticed that I’m not very hungry on a feast day following a fast. Mind over matter I guess. And yes the increase in energy levels is amazing.

  3. Wow – I love this idea!! So simple and such an omega 3 and protein hit!

  4. Carmen says:

    I think I should received the award for ‘Not Reading the Recipe Correctly’, and it’s such a simple one too. I can tell you that one-third of a cup of chia seeds is w-a-y to much and just yoghurt and no milk makes a very interesting mixture. But it still tasted good and I will definitely be trying this again, correctly next time.

    • I am just trying to picture in my mind what 1/3 cup chia mixed with yoghurt would look like. Quite solid I would imagine – like an energy gel. I do make energy gels using chia and pureed berries for my serious swimmer daughter. When set I roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls and store them in the fridge. You might be onto something Carmen. But I do hope you give the chia pudding another go.

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