Recipe: Almond Chia Breakfast Pudding

Tania Flack, a leading Sydney naturopath and nutritionist, shares one of her sought-after recipes with SPA+CLINIC.

Her easy to make almond chia breakfast pudding is vegan friendly, gluten- and dairy-free. It’s also one of the recipes she recommends in her detox program for optimum hormone health.

“The liver and gut are key to hormonal health,” she says. “Both directly influence how well our body can cope with hormone fluctuations.”

“There are specialised enzyme pathways in the liver that metabolise our hormones. Sluggish liver function means that you’ll be less able to cope with hormone changes.”

“This breakfast treat is a favourite with my clients. Chia seeds are rich in protein, fibre and antioxidants, so they stabilise blood sugar levels and protects the body from free radical damage that contributes to ageing and chronic disease.

“They are also an excellent source of calcium and expand to 17 times their original size with water, so they’ll keep you full and slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.”


2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup almond meal
1 cup homemade almond milk or coconut water
1 tsp vanilla bean (scrape seeds from pod)
1/4 tsp allspice (less if you prefer your food less spicy)
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 drop stevia liquid (optional)
1/4 cup mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
1/4 cup crushed pecans or almonds to garnish


  • Combine all ingredients into a small pot over low-medium heat except berries, crushed almonds/pecans.
  • Once the liquid is absorbed, remove from heat and serve topped with berries and crushed nuts.
  • You may want to add extra almond milk.
There's an extensive herbal medicine dispensary at Tania's clinic in Bondi Junction
There’s an extensive herbal medicine dispensary at Tania’s clinic in Bondi Junction

Tania Flack has a special interest in endocrine, reproductive and metabolic health. She specialises in DNA testing and designs innovative health care programs to help people achieve optimal health. She believes in an integrated approach to healthcare, including the use of evidence based natural medicine.

Her warm, realistic approach mixed with a strong emphasis on education and patient responsibility helps to inspire patients to be proactive about their health and make long term changes in their diet and lifestyle that will serve them in the years to come.

Using an evidence-based approach to natural medicine, Tania uses a variety of comprehensive screening and functional pathology tests to scientifically assess your health, formulate the most effective treatment plan and monitor your progress, to ensure you get the best results.


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