The Chunky Runner Show

A podcast by Alirio

Chia Seed Pudding

Pudding? yes... pudding!

Chia seeds are a wonderful source of carbs perfect for a pre-run snack!

Most people have heard of adding chia seeds to smoothies, but I much prefer making a pudding!

It's a good idea  to make this in advance (I like making it before bed) so it has time to thicken up. The thickness of the chia pudding will vary based on the kind of liquid you use, so don’t worry if it looks a bit thick or thin when you first try it out. If your pudding is too thin you can add more chia seeds and let it sit for 30 minutes more; if it’s too thick, try adding a touch more liquid.

3-3.5 cups (4-6 servings)

Soak time
2.5 hours or overnight

Prep Time
5 Minutes

Cook time
0 Minutes


For the chia pudding:

  • 3 cups of liquid (I like using a chocolate soy beverage, but you can use whatever you like.)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chia seeds, as needed
  • 1-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, to taste (optional)



Quick and Easy Pre-run Snack

Whether it's when I get back from work and have enough time for a quick run before getting started making family dinner, or it's early in the morning and I just need a quick bit of fuel, I turn to one of my favourite quick and easy snacks.


Peanut Butter on (half) Toast

1/2 slice of multi-grain (toasted) bread

1 teaspoon of (crunchy) peanut butter

It's easy, quick, full of carbs but not too filling.

This is the kind of pre-run snack you'll want to eat between 20 and 30 minutes before you head out.