This 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, chia seeds & sweetener of choice; it’s a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats! Prep Time: 5 minutes 1 serving June 23, 2018 By: Yumna Jawad

It’s 3:00pm and you’re feeling drenched from the day. But you know the hard part of the day (especially if you have kids) ain’t over yet. This is when you reach for that pick-me-up snack. I want you to add one more healthy, easy and filling snack to that line-up: chia pudding! I make my chia pudding with only 3 ingredients: chia seeds, milk and a sweetener of choice.

When it settles in the fridge, it has a pudding texture, amazing flavor and lends itself to endless topping possibilities. It’s a snack will leave you feeling satisfied, satiated and so energized for your day!

Contents

How to make chia pudding

Start with two mason jars of almond milk (or any milk you’d like), some chia seeds and honey (or any other sweetener you’d like). You can also leave out the sweetener if you prefer to sweeten it only with toppings like fresh fruit, dried fruit or chocolate chips.

The ratio is everything! There are different recommendations for the best chia pudding ratio out there. I’ve made this 100 times and in the end, the ratio I found that works best is 1 tablespoon chia seeds to 1/4 cup of milk. To make it into a complete snack serving though, I like to measure 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every half cup of milk. You can play around with the measurements to find the consistency you like best.

When it’s time to mix in the chia seeds, I recommend mixing very well until all the chia seeds are incorporated into the milk. Then wait a few minutes for the chia pudding to settle and mix again. This will ensure it doesn’t separate in the fridge. Check to make sure there are no clumps and don’t refrigerate it until it’s clump-free.

This is what the consistency will look like when it’s well-mixed. It will still be liquidy, but you won’t see any clumps of seeds seeds anywhere around the jar. It helps if you use a clear mason jar so you check all around for any clumps. Then you can add the honey and mix it in or leave it on top – your choice.

Finally, close the mason jars, place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 7 days. The chia seeds will absorb all the milk and sweetener and be ready to eat then.

Why is Chia Pudding Healthy?

One of the biggest questions I get from my readers is what to eat for a snack. And for me, I like the check off three things when it comes to snacking:

  1. High in fiber – good for blood sugar control, cholesterol levels and gut health
  2. High in protein – good for building lean muscle
  3. Contains healthy fats – good for helping you feel satiated

This is essentially what’s going to satisfy your in-between meal cravings and taper your appetite until your next meal. For me, one of the best snacks that meets these snack goals is my Chia Pudding. Check this out: 1 oz (about 2 tablespoons) of chia seeds (which is only 130 calories) contains:

  • Fiber: 11 grams
  • Protein: 4 gram
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s >> the stuff that’s good for you!)

Not bad right? And the beauty of it is that you can store them in the fridge for a whole week, and grab one when you’re hungry. I like topping mine with fresh fruit or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, granola and so many more toppings. It makes such a great option for meal prepping too, because meal prepping includes planning for those in-between meals.

Once you make this chia pudding, it will be a staple in your fridge. And then you can get try more chia pudding recipes.

More chia pudding recipes:

  • Chocolate Chia Pudding
  • Berry Chia Pudding
  • Candy Corn Pudding
  • Matcha Chia Pudding

More recipes with chia seeds:

  • Easy Overnight Oats
  • Strawberry Chia Jam
  • Glowing Green Smoothie
  • Smoothie Bowls

This post was originally published on April 28, 2017 and updated on June 23, 2018 with more images, details and a VIDEO!

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3-Ingredient Chia Pudding

This 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, chia seeds & sweetener of choice; it’s a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats! 5 from 49 votes Pin Course: Snack Cuisine: American Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings: 1 serving Calories: 155kcal Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener, optional
  • Strawberries or other fruits for topping

Instructions

  • Pour ingredients into a jar and mix well. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then mix again very well until you see no clumping.
  • Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  • When you’re ready to eat it, top with your favorite fruit and enjoy cold!

Video

Substitutes: You can use any milk of choice. You can also use any sweetener of choice. Storage: Store the chia pudding in a mason jar or Tupperware for up to 1 week in the fridge. Sourcing: You can find chia seeds at all major grocery stores. It’s usually in the bulk section or with the cereal or superfoods. Product Reference: I use these 8 ounce wide mouth mason jars when I make chia pudding. The chia pudding fills up about half the jar, leaving room for toppings. Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving without any toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Walk into any trendy, health-focused café in Australia right now and you’ll probably find acai bowls and chia puddings on the menu.

But take a bite of either of these purportedly healthy dishes and you’ll notice something – they taste so delicious they surely can’t be good for you.

Acai bowls and chia puddings have the potential to be nutritious but often aren’t, says Kara Landau, gut health expert, accredited practicing dietitian, and founder of Travelling Dietitian.

“Both can be extremely nutrient dense options – acai berries offer an abundance of antioxidants and micronutrients, whilst chia seeds are a fantastic source of healthy plant based fats, dietary fibre and some protein,” Landau tells Coach.

“The issues arise when the dishes get made with solely sugar or carbohydrate-filled ingredients, and lack ingredients that offer healthy fats, prebiotic fibres and protein.”

Why acai bowls and chia puddings aren’t always as healthy as they seem

While the ingredients you’ll find in a typical acai bowl sound healthy – frozen and fresh fruit, toasted muesli, honey, nuts and seeds – it’s not a balanced meal.

“The predominant nutrient being provided is carbohydrates, most of which are in the form of sugar,” Landau explains.

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“Even though they are naturally occurring sugars and are part of foods that provide a matrix of vitamins and minerals, the end result is a very heavy load of carbohydrates.

“This can cause large spikes in blood sugar levels and the associated negative health implications that can arise from this.”

Chia pudding is slightly better thanks to the low GI oats and chia seeds, but at a café it’s also likely to be laden with fruit, honey and sugary yoghurt and toasted muesli.

Neither dish has the makings of a breakfast likely to keep you satisfied until lunchtime, let alone morning tea – in fact, café-bought acai bowls and chia puddings are better enjoyed as a treat.

“I recommend they be enjoyed as a dessert or snack, and shared between people rather than consumed in their entirety,” Landau advises.

“Another way of enjoying them would be to just have a small amount alongside another more filling option that is less energy dense, such as some greens with eggs, together with a few spoonfuls of either a chia seed pudding or acai bowl.”

For healthy acai bowls and chia puddings, make them at home

Going DIY means you’re in control of the ingredients, calories and nutritional profile – not to mention it’ll be a lot cheaper, and make for great Insta-bragging fodder.

“With both chia seed puddings and acai bowls, make sure you incorporate a variety of ingredients that are able to provide protein, healthy fats, prebiotic fibres, probiotics, and additional micronutrients,” Landau says.

“As an example you can make both your chia seed pudding or acai bowls with a probiotic water or kefir, and enhance the protein of the final dish by blending in some greek yoghurt, skyr or quark.

“Add in some healthy fats via some nut butter or hemp seeds, boost the prebiotic fibre by adding a teaspoon of green banana flour, and boost the micronutrients by adding in ingredients such as berries or cacao nibs.

“This will be far more balanced in relation to the protein, prebiotic fibre, healthy fats, and slow release carbohydrates, as well as the gut healthy nutrients such as probiotics and resistant starch that it would provide.”

Check out Landau’s recipe for raspberry and pomegranate probiotic chia seed pudding, and watch her video on the topic below.

Raspberry and pomegranate probiotic chia seed pudding

Image supplied.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1/3 cup chia seeds
2/3 cup Raspberry and Pomegranate Perkii Probiotic Water

To serve:

½ cup 2% fat greek yoghurt (no added sugar)
Fresh mixed berries
Cacao nibs
Hazelnut nut butter (optional)

Directions:

1.Mix chia seeds with Perkii Probiotic Water and let sit for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
2. Mix yoghurt through chia pudding
3. Split into 2 serving glasses
4. Top with berries, cacao nibs and nut butter

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Coconut Chia Pudding is a great way to start the day with a filling and healthy breakfast – or end the day with a tasty snack! It only takes a few minutes to make and you can eat it right away or let it sit in the fridge overnight.

I have been eating chia seed puddings for years and love it, so I wasn’t surprised when it recently became a “trendy” thing to eat. Now you see fancy chia pudding recipes in every food and health magazine, but I still think this easy coconut chia pudding recipe with fruit is one of the best recipes out there.

Our friends here are coconut milk, chia seeds, and Stevia, which make a wonderful pudding. Combined with fresh fruit, it makes a healthy breakfast, dessert or post-workout snack (especially if you add a little protein on the side).

How to make coconut chia pudding

The pudding itself is as easy and quick to make as can be:

Step 1: Combine chia seeds, coconut milk, and Stevia in a bowl and whisk well to combine.

Tip: Start by adding a little Stevia and taste before adding more.

Step 2: Set aside while you prepare the fruit.

Optional: You can put the chia pudding in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. The longer you let it sit in the fridge, the softer and smoother the pudding will be (up to about 24 hours). Don’t add the fruit until after refrigeration or the pudding will become soggy.

Step 3: Cut the fruit into small pieces. Layer some fruit, chia pudding, then fruit again, then chia pudding, then decorate with remaining fruit and finish by sprinkling some unsweetened coconut on top.

Tip: If you use clementines as I did here, remove the skin that covers each wedge because it gets a little bitter when in contact with other liquids. It’s really easy. Just cut off the top edge with a sharp knife and then peel down the sides with your fingers. It doesn’t have to be perfect and the bottom will still have bits and pieces of skin, but as long as you get most of the skin off you’ll be good.

Cutting the kiwi into stars as I did is obviously totally optional. I love how it looks, but in terms of taste, it doesn’t make a difference. Feel free to cut ugly fruit pieces to save on time. I promise to only judge you a little 😀

Tips for making the perfect coconut chia pudding

If you don’t like the gel-like consistency of hydrated chia seeds, you can simply grind the chia seeds and blend them with the coconut milk to get a super smooth pudding. I absolutely love the crunch of the whole seeds in the pudding so I left them whole for this recipe.

Most grocery stores have a wide range of coconut milk products these days, making it hard to figure out what to buy. Luckily, almost all of them will work for this recipe. I prefer the “thin” coconut milk that you buy in cartons to the “thick” varieties that you typically get in cans, but use whatever you like. Just check the label for any added sugar or sweetener!

You can really put almost anything on your chia seed pudding. Think of it as a “base” and add whatever “toppings” you like. If you think something might taste amazing with chia pudding, it almost certainly will. So go for it!

Calories in coconut chia pudding

One of the great things about coconut chia seed pudding is that the pudding itself is quite low in calories. A serving of this recipe without the fruit is:

  • 162 calories
  • 3 g carbs (2.5 g sugar)
  • 5 g protein
  • 10 g fat

Coconut chia pudding is also rich magnesium, calcium, and iron thanks to my all-time favorite little chia seeds.

Chia seed pudding for diabetics

Chia seed pudding is quickly becoming one of the go-to breakfast options for people living with diabetes because it has little impact on your blood sugar. The carbs in chia seeds are very slowly digested and provide a steady supply of energy without blood sugar spikes.

In this recipe, this majority of the carbs (and almost all the sugar) comes from the fruit. If you prefer to eat fewer carbs, simply use less fruit or use berries instead (despite tasting sweet, most berries are much lower in carbs than fruit).

Other healthy breakfast recipes

I am a huge fan of healthy breakfast recipes that taste great (no boring cereal for me!). Here are some of my favorites:

  • Whipped Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
  • Low-Carb Cauliflower Oatmeal
  • Keto Egg Muffins

You can also read this roundup of my favorite low-carb breakfast ideas for diabetics for even more great recipe ideas.

If you prefer a more sweet and chocolatey (hut styill healthy chia pudding for dessert, I have that for you as well. Just check out my Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk!

When you’ve tried this healthy coconut chia pudding recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate it in the comments below!

Recipe Card 4.29 from 7 votes

Coconut Chia Pudding

Coconut Chia Pudding is a great way to start the day with a filling and healthy breakfast – or end the day with a tasty snack! It only takes a few minutes to make and you can eat it right away or let it sit in the fridge overnight.

Course:Breakfast, Snack Cuisine:American Keyword:Chia seed pudding Prep Time:5 minutes Total Time:5 minutes Author:Christel Oerum Servings:2 servings

  • 7 oz. light coconut milk (½ can)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • Liquid stevia to taste (I used 3 drops)
  • 1 Clementine
  • 1 Kiwi
  • Sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Pour coconut milk into a bowl and sweeten with stevia to taste. Whisk well
  • Add chia seeds and give it another quick whisk. Set aside
  • Optional: Let the chia pudding sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. The longer you let it sit in the fridge, the softer and smoother the pudding will be
  • Peel the clementines and remove the skin covering each wedge
  • Peel and dice the kiwi
  • Layer some fruit, chia pudding, then fruit again, then chia pudding, then decorate with remaining fruit and finish by sprinkling some unsweetened coconut on top

Recipe Notes

Substitute fruit with berries to lower the carbs if desired.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts Coconut Chia Pudding Amount Per Serving Calories 201 Calories from Fat 90 % Daily Value* Fat 10g15% Saturated Fat 4.6g23% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3g Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g Cholesterol 0mg0% Sodium 32.8mg1% Potassium 207.5mg6% Carbohydrates 22.8g8% Fiber 11.1g44% Sugar 9g10% Protein 5.4g11% Vitamin A 25IU1% Vitamin C 68.5mg83% Calcium 153mg15% Iron 2mg11% Net carbs 11.7g * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Did you make this recipe?!

It’s time we high tail it back to the basics and learn how to make superfood, super delicious, super awesome-for-breakfast-OR-dessert chia seed pudding (in three easy steps!).

Lately, I’ve noticed a chia seed revival around the internet. When I posted my first chia seed pudding recipe a couple of years ago, I thought I was very late to the chia performance, but as it turns out, good food is timeless.

Although I’ve posted several chia seed recipes, I figured we’d put this train on slow mo and go waaaay back to the basics…you know, to really drive home how easy this super healthy pudding is.

For those of us whose sweet tooth dictates our 98% of our day-to-day behavior, naturally sweet and healthy treats like chia seed pudding are the saving grace of our minds, bodies, and souls.

Fun Facts About Chia Seeds:

  • Full of antioxidants
  • Full of Fiber
  • Contain protein
  • Contain calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium
  • Full of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Absorb 10 times their weight in liquid
  • When soaked, chia seeds form a thick gel (pudding) with a texture similar to tapioca
  • Can be used as a replacement for eggs in vegan cooking
  • Gluten Free & Paleo-Friendly

With all those fun facts stated, there’s recent research that suggests all those nutrients wrapped up in chia seeds actually stay trapped inside chia seeds…like your body can’t put them to good use. Chia seeds contain phytate, which is an antinutrient that hinders the absorption of minerals, and the gel that forms around chia seeds when they come in contact with liquid actually makes them near impossible to digest.

Does this sell you on chia seed pudding? Regardless of the nutrition debate, chia pudding is a healthier option than a pudding made using dairy milk, egg yolks, and cane sugar. And hot damn, it tastes good!

How To Make Chia Seed Pudding:

We need 3 basic ingredients.

1.) Milk: Any type you like, such as coconut, almond, soy, cow’s, goat’s, hemp, cashew, etc.

2.) Chia Seeds: White or black chia seeds work! And you only need a small amount to make a ton of pudding.

3.) Sweetener: Liquid natural sweeteners are the easiest to work with for chia pudding. Pure maple syrup, agave, and honey taste great! Note: if you use honey, you may need to heat it slightly so that it incorporates into the pudding without clumping up.

In addition to the above ingredients, you need a sealable container with an air-tight lid. I like using a big mason jar.

Without further ado, here’s how to make chia seed pudding in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Pour

Grab a jar and pour your milk and sweetener of choice into it, along with your chia seeds. I like adding the liquids first, because if you add the chia seeds first, they’ll clump up at the bottom of the jar and will be harder to mix. I use 2-½ cups of liquid (almond milk and coconut milk are my favorite), ½ cup of chia seeds, and 3-ish tablespoons of pure maple syrup or agave.

Step 2: Shake

Seal that jar tightly and shake it like a polaroid picture. Shake it like a shake weight. Shake it off, T. Swift. I mean, just shake the thing vigorously.

Step 3: Refrigerate

Place your jar in the refrigerator overnight. The longer you let the pudding sit, the thicker and creamier it will be, and the softer the chia seeds will be. While you can enjoy the pudding after a few hours, I think it’s best to wait at least 12 hours.

Bonus Step: Devour!

Now comes the fun part! Once your pudding has set up, you can enjoy it in so many different ways!

Serving Ideas:

Fresh raw fruit: Bananas and blueberries are my favorite because they’re easy to find any time of year, and they’re hard to beat flavor-wise. I also love getting a little tropical when mangoes and pineapples are in season. Check out my Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with mango for example!

Raw nuts and seeds: While chia pudding already has wonderful poppy texture, I love adding raw nuts. Check out my Maple Walnut Chia Seed Pudding for example.

Cooked fruit: stewed spiced apples are delicious with chia pudding

Chocolate: For a chocolate pudding, you’ll need to take an extra step by heating the milk with cacao powder. If you don’t heat the cacao powder with milk first, it will only clump up and won’t become chocolate-y goodness. Check out my Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding for example!

Nut butters: similar to adding chocolate to your chia recipe, you’ll need to heat any nut butters (such as almond, cashew, peanut, etc) with the milk so that it gets incorporated into the pudding without clumpage. Unless you want clumpage, which would be delicious, too.

Booze: Making a boozy syrup such as the cinnamon bourbon syrup from my Banana Walnut Waffles post will make an insanely flavorful ah-dult treat. Simply follow the instructions for the boozy syrup from that post and add desired amount to your pudding.

Cooked fruit: As you know, I love adding stewed/cooked fruit to my pancakes. You can do the same with chia seed pudding! How about some warm spiced apples? Follow the instructions for the spiced apples from my Apple Cinnamon Pancakes post.

Sky’s the limit!

Shake up some chia seed pudding tonight and have it for breakfast AND dessert tomorrow!

Or, check out some of…

My Favorite Chia Seed Pudding Recipes!

  • Maple Chia Pudding with Caramelized Figs
  • Banana Bread Chia Pudding
  • Blackberry Smoothie Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits
  • Caramelized Pear Chia Seed Pudding
  • Bananas Foster Chia Seed Pudding

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The proof is in the pudding. <- Couldn’t help myself.

How to Make Legit Chia Seed Pudding in 3 Easy Steps

Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, grain free, low-carb, paleo, vegan Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 4 servings Calories: 213 kcal Author: Julia

Delicious vegan paleo chia seed pudding is a simple and healthy dessert!

  • 2-½ cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk see note*
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup see note**
  • 2/3 cup chia seeds white or black will work
  1. Add the almond milk and pure maple syrup to a large sealable jar. Pour in the chia seeds. Seal the jar tightly, and shake vigorously until ingredients are well-combined.
  2. Place jar in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  3. Serve chia seed pudding with fresh fruit and nuts

*You can use any non-dairy milk for this recipe.

**You can use any liquid sweetener to sweeten your chia seed pudding, such as pure maple syrup, honey, coconut palm syrup, etc.

Nutrition Facts How to Make Legit Chia Seed Pudding in 3 Easy Steps Amount Per Serving (1 of 4) Calories 213 Calories from Fat 81 % Daily Value* Fat 9g14% Saturated Fat 1g6% Polyunsaturated Fat 7g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Sodium 59mg3% Potassium 178mg5% Carbohydrates 24g8% Sugar 10g11% Protein 9g18% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5 Best Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia pudding is awesome for breakfast, snack, and even dessert. Healthy chia seed pudding recipes are super easy to make, don’t require any cooking, and you can easily change up the flavors, like with these 5 best chia pudding recipes!

I’m a huge fan of chia pudding. There’s something about the texture and simplicity that I find super addicting. Plus anything with the word “pudding” is pretty much a winner for me.

At any given time, it’s a safe bet I have chia seeds, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and milk in my kitchen so it’s also a big no brainer for me to make a batch of chia pudding.

I’ve recently started having a lot of fun with different chia pudding recipes and have thoroughly enjoyed all the different flavor combinations —not to mention the different colors and textures, too. Yum!

If you’ve never made chia pudding or want some tasty new chia pudding recipes, this post is definitely gonna be a keeper for you.

How To Make Chia Pudding

You’re seriously not gonna believe how easy it is to make chia seed pudding. To start you need four simple ingredients:

  • Chia seeds (can be black or white)
  • Pure maple syrup (or some sort of added sweetener, if you’d like
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Milk or other liquid (my fave is coconut milk because it makes it a little more creamy than almond milk)

That’s it. That’s all chia seed pudding is made of. For realz.

Then, just combine it all in a bowl, place it in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to set, and let the magic happen. When you remove it from the fridge, the chia seeds will have turned into a gel and the whole mixture will be thick, like pudding.

How Long Can You Leave Chia Pudding in The Fridge?

In order to make the chia pudding, you’ll need to place it in the fridge to thicken. You can wait as little as 30 minutes for the chia seeds to turn into a gel, but allowing them to set overnight in the fridge would work as well.

Once made into chia seed pudding, these will last in the fridge for up to 5 days if stored in an air-tight container. I love these little glass jars for storing the individual portions of chia seed pudding, but you could also store it in bulk in a larger meal prep container, like these. This means they make a great make-ahead breakfast or snack for on the go.

What Milk To Use For Chia Pudding

The cool thing about chia pudding is how versatile it is. The chia seeds really just need any liquid so you don’t have to worry about which milk you choose. Here are some options for tasty chia pudding:

  • almond milk
  • coconut milk
  • dairy milk
  • oat milk
  • hemp milk
  • soy mlk

Ideally, look for unsweetened milks, whichever you choose. Personally, I prefer unsweetened coconut milk for healthy chia seed pudding because it seems like it’s slightly creamier that way than with other milks. Seriously though – choose what milk you like.

Is Chia Pudding Good for Weight Loss?

So, let’s talk chia seeds. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain seed. One ounce (2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbs and 11 grams of fiber, plus other vitamins and minerals. That means these little seeds pack a powerful punch and the pudding is a great choice for weight loss and a healthy diet, given that it is high in protein and fiber for the amount of calories you’re consuming.

That being said, I feel strongly that enjoying a variety of foods is what’s best for weight loss and for a happy, healthy diet. So I’ve put together what I think are some extremely tasty chia pudding recipes. To start off, we’ll make one large batch of simple vanilla chia pudding (recipe below) as our base chia pudding. Then, we’ll add our different flavors to make five unique variations.

Check out the recipes below to get started!

Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

This Blueberry Vanilla Chia pudding recipe is mellow and smooth and has all the feels. It’s so incredible easy to make and is beautiful, too!

5 from 6 votes Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins setting 30 mins Total Time 10 mins This Blueberry Vanilla Chia pudding recipe is mellow and smooth and has all the feels. It’s so incredible easy to make and is beautiful, too! Categories: Breakfast, Dessert, Grab n Go, Kid-Friendly, Snack, Sweet Treat Difficulty: Easy Servings: 2 chia puddings Calories: 339 kcal Author: Lacey Baier Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries , plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut milk to a mixing bowl.

  2. Stir this all together and place in the fridge to set. It’s ready to go in just about 30 minutes, but you could leave it overnight if you want.

  3. Remove it from the fridge and stir it together. You can see the chia seeds have formed a gel and the mixture is thicker, more like a pudding.
  4. Mash the blueberries in a small bowl using the back of your fork or a potato masher until they’re smooth. You can also add them to a blender to get them super pureed.

  5. Add these mashed blueberries to the bottom of our jar and then top with the vanilla chia pudding from the fridge.
  6. To serve, top off with some fresh blueberries.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The blueberries will start to turn a little brown the longer they sit so I recommend eating this one fast.

Nutrition Facts Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 339 Calories from Fat 110 % Daily Value* Fat 12.2g19% Saturated Fat 4.2g21% Sodium 44mg2% Carbohydrates 26.1g9% Fiber 9.9g40% Sugar 10.8g12% Protein 6.8g14% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe is tart, rich, and oh so smooth. It’s the perfect semi-sweet treat for chocolate lovers.

5 from 6 votes Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Setting 30 mins Total Time 10 mins This Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe is tart, rich, and oh so smooth. It’s the perfect semi-sweet treat for chocolate lovers. Categories: Breakfast, Clean Eating, gluten free, Grab n Go, Kid-Friendly Difficulty: Easy Servings: 2 chia puddings Calories: 280 kcal Author: Lacey Baier Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut milk to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir this all together and place in the fridge to set. It’s ready to go in just about 30 minutes, but you could leave it overnight if you want.
  3. Remove it from the fridge and stir it together. You can see the chia seeds have formed a gel and the mixture is thicker, more like a pudding.
  4. Combine the vanilla chia pudding and the cocoa powder. Stir together with a spoon until smooth. Set aside.

  5. Mash the raspberries in a small bowl using the back of your fork or a potato masher until they’re smooth. You can also add them to a blender to get them super pureed.

  6. Add the mashed raspberries to the bottom of our jar and then top with the chocolate chia pudding.

  7. To serve, top off with some fresh raspberries.

Nutrition Facts Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 280 Calories from Fat 107 % Daily Value* Fat 11.9g18% Saturated Fat 3.9g20% Sodium 44mg2% Carbohydrates 21.1g7% Fiber 9.8g39% Sugar 10.1g11% Protein 9.8g20% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding

The combination of sweet strawberries with matcha int his Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding recipe is heavenly. So good for you and so delicious, too.

5 from 6 votes Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Setting 30 mins Total Time 10 mins

The combination of sweet strawberries with matcha in this Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding recipe is heavenly. So good for you and so delicious, too.

Categories: Breakfast, Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Dessert, Healthy Recipe, Kid-Friendly, Snack Difficulty: Easy Servings: 2 chia puddings Calories: 301 kcal Author: Lacey Baier Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp matcha, plus more for stronger matcha flavor
  • 3 strawberries, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut milk to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir this all together and place in the fridge to set. It’s ready to go in just about 30 minutes, but you could leave it overnight if you want.
  3. Remove it from the fridge and stir it together. You can see the chia seeds have formed a gel and the mixture is thicker, more like a pudding.
  4. Add the matcha powder to the prepared vanilla chia pudding. Stir to combine until it’s completely mixed. Then, add a little of the matcha chia pudding to the bottom of a jar, approximately 1/4 of the way up in the jar.

  5. Using thinly sliced strawberries, place them around the inner sides of the jar and then fill to the top with the remaining matcha chia pudding. To serve, add a couple strawberry slices.

Recipe Notes

If you find the matcha to be little too bitter for your taste, you can add in a little extra pure maple syrup in with the matcha chia pudding, but sweet strawberries can also balance it out.

Nutrition Facts Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 301 Calories from Fat 164 % Daily Value* Fat 18.2g28% Saturated Fat 3.9g20% Sodium 36mg2% Carbohydrates 26.1g9% Fiber 9.6g38% Sugar 6.5g7% Protein 6.1g12% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PB&J Chia Pudding

The combination of peanut butter and jelly, all wrapped up in a decadent PB&J Chia Pudding recipe. Sweet mashed blackberries make up the jam and then it’s topped with creamy peanut butter. My fave chia pudding recipe!

5 from 6 votes PB&J Chia Pudding Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Setting 30 mins Total Time 10 mins The combination of peanut butter and jelly, all wrapped up in a decadent PB&J Chia Pudding recipe. Sweet mashed blackberries make up the jam and then it’s topped with creamy peanut butter. My fave chia pudding recipe! Categories: Breakfast, Clean Eating, Dessert, gluten free, Kid-Friendly, make-ahead, Snack, Sweet Treat Difficulty: Easy Servings: 2 chia puddings Calories: 360 kcal Author: Lacey Baier Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup blackberries, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut milk to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir this all together and place in the fridge to set. It’s ready to go in just about 30 minutes, but you could leave it overnight if you want.
  3. Remove it from the fridge and stir it together. You can see the chia seeds have formed a gel and the mixture is thicker, more like a pudding.
  4. To make the jam portion, mash the fresh blackberries using a fork or a potato masher until they’re pretty fully mashed. Then set aside.

  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the prepared vanilla chia pudding with some natural peanut butter and stir to combine.
  6. Add the blackberry puree to the bottom of a jar, and then top that with the peanut butter chia pudding all the way to the top. To serve, I like to add a little more peanut butter and some fresh blackberries.

Nutrition Facts PB&J Chia Pudding Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 360 Calories from Fat 181 % Daily Value* Fat 20.1g31% Saturated Fat 8.2g41% Sodium 66mg3% Carbohydrates 30.1g10% Fiber 10.7g43% Sugar 11.1g12% Protein 8.7g17% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mango Chia Pudding

For mango lovers out there, this Mango Chia Pudding recipe is for you. So fruity, so flavorful, so perfectly mango.

5 from 6 votes Mango Chia Pudding Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Setting 30 mins Total Time 10 mins For mango lovers out there, this Mango Chia Pudding recipe is for you. So fruity, so flavorful, so perfectly mango. Categories: Breakfast, Dessert, Kid-Friendly, Snack, Sweet Treat Servings: 2 chia puddings Calories: 290 kcal Author: Lacey Baier Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup mango, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut milk to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir this all together and place in the fridge to set. It’s ready to go in just about 30 minutes, but you could leave it overnight if you want.
  3. Remove it from the fridge and stir it together. You can see the chia seeds have formed a gel and the mixture is thicker, more like a pudding.
  4. Mash up the mangos. I find it easiest to mash mango when it’s diced. You don’t need to get it to a full puree, just to be smooth.

  5. Then, add some of the mashed mango to the bottom of a jar and top with the vanilla chia seed mixture, but not all the way up. Finish the top with a little more of the mashed mango.
  6. Then, to serve, top with a few more diced fresh mango and then dig in.

Nutrition Facts Mango Chia Pudding Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 290 Calories from Fat 146 % Daily Value* Fat 16.2g25% Saturated Fat 5.4g27% Sodium 43mg2% Carbohydrates 39g13% Fiber 12.9g52% Sugar 14.2g16% Protein 5.6g11% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More Healthy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Looking for EVEN more chia pudding recipes? Check out these other yummy options form the blog:

  • Banana Chia Pudding
  • Dark Chocolate Mint Chia Pudding
  • Matcha Chia Pudding
  • Overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding

Alright so we have a raspberry chocolate, a blueberry vanilla, a strawberry matcha, a PB&J, and a fresh mango chia pudding – these 5 chia pudding recipes are so easy to make and are a great way to add more flavor, texture, and fiber to your day.

Tell me which flavor is your fave that you’re gonna try first. Its a hard one, but the PB&J is my favorite – love that flavor combo!

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★★★★★

5 from 3 reviews

10 minute Chocolate Chia Pudding that tastes like dessert with nutrition of a breakfast. Refrigerate for up to 5 days for easy healthy breakfast, snack or treat.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Dessert for breakfast anyone? I mean delicious chocolate mousse with healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber and protein. This chocolate chia pudding is creamy, rich and full of chocolate flavor. I would say more on a dark chocolate side.

Chia pudding tastes like something in between tapioca pudding, mousse and Greek yogurt. It melts in your mouth, and is creamy and rich. I swear it is an equivalent to eating a chocolate bar but so much healthier.

This whole jar is only 275 calories. And it’s a perfect breakfast on-the-go.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Chia seeds: Please use whole chia seeds sold in any supermarket. I do not recommend to use ground chia seeds. The taste will have very prominent Omega fishy taste. And texture is not pleasant.
  • Milk: Any plant-based milk works. Runny milk from a carton. Canned coconut milk doesn’t work. I like almond milk. You can use any other milk like rice, coconut, hemp or soy milk.
  • Maple syrup: As for a sweetener, I prefer maple syrup or if you need to keep chia pudding vegan. I prefer it to honey because it mixes better with cold milk. You can use honey if it is of a runny consistency and your milk is room temperature. Otherwise my experience shows honey doesn’t dilute well. It results in bitter chocolate chia pudding with lumps of sweetness.
  • Cacao powder: You can use cocoa powder. It is what most people know and have on hand. The only difference between cacao powder and cocoa is that last one is more processed. Cacao powder has more antioxidants and is better for you.

How to Make Chocolate Chia Pudding

This chia pudding recipe is so easy to make, it is embarrassing.

  • Combine all ingredients: To any small jar, add milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chia seeds and cacao powder in this exact order. Whisk with small whisk or a fork really well or until cacao powder is dissolved. Some tiny cacao powder lumps are OK.
  • Stir again: Let chocolate chia seed pudding sit for 10 minutes and stir again to break down any lumps. Close jars with lids.
  • Refrigerate overnight: Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight is the best.

Tips for Best Chia Pudding

  • To avoid lumps it is better to stir chia pudding 2 times before refrigerating overnight. 1st time when mixing, 2nd time 10 minutes later.
  • It is important to add ingredients in the order listed in the recipe – liquids first.
  • If you have lumps just stir again with a fork before enjoying.
  • I like my chocolate chia pudding to fall off the spoon and that is what this recipe makes. If your chocolate chia seed pudding is too thick, add a splash of milk and stir.
  • You can also make chia pudding in a mixing bowl and then distribute between jars.
  • To make chia pudding in a blender, gently pulse one time until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes. Pulse again. Just don’t process too long because chia seeds will start grinding.
  • Toppings ideas: Chocolate chips, cacao nibs, raspberries, blueberries, coconut flakes.

How Long Will It Last?

You can prepare and refrigerate cacao chia pudding for up to 5 days. When ready to eat, give your chocolate chia pudding another good stir. Sometimes you might have lumps due to gulps of air in-between the chia seeds and that’s OK.

Chocolate chia seed pudding will pass for a chocolate dessert to anyone with closed eyes. I’m saying that not because it’s my healthy recipe. But because it’s delicious. 🙂

More Chia Pudding Recipes

  • Vanilla chia pudding – simple, plain and so good!
  • Coconut mango chia pudding – when you feel a bit fancy.
  • Banana chia pudding – reminds popular American dessert.
  • Lemon blueberry chia pudding – a match made in heaven.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

★★★★★

5 from 3 reviews

10 minute Chocolate Chia Pudding that tastes like dessert with nutrition of a breakfast. Refrigerate for up to 5 days for easy healthy breakfast, snack or treat.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: North American

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  • 3/4 cup any milk, unsweetened*
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 – 4 tbsp chia seeds**
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  1. To a Mason jar or any container with a tight lid (I prefer glass), add milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Then add chia and cacao powder. It’s important to add ingredients in the order listed in the recipe – liquids first.
  2. Whisk well or stir vigorously with a fork until cacao powder is well combined with the rest of ingredients.
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes and stir again.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to eat, stir well again. Some lumps are OK, just stir well. The thickness and sweetness can be adjusted to your taste.

Store: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Notes

*If using coconut milk, make sure it’s from the carton and not a thick coconut milk from a can.

**For a thick consistency pudding use 4 tbsp chia seeds, for soup like consistency (pictured) use only 3 tbsp (my favorite).

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45 Best-Ever Chia Pudding Recipes for Weight Loss

If you’re a fan of the ease and nutrition of overnight oats, you’re going to fall head over heels for the next big no-fuss breakfast trend to hit the health-food scene: chia seed pudding.

Yes, that’s right: We’re telling you to eat pudding for breakfast—or anytime, really! Chia seeds pack an impressive 11 grams of fiber in just two tablespoons, making it one of the most effective appetite suppressants for weight loss. And chia pudding? It’s one of the tastiest ways to work the superfood into your daily diet. To make nearly all of the recipes below, you just need to mix the ingredients, place the concoction in an airtight container, and refrigerate overnight. While you’re sleeping, the recipe’s liquids expand the seeds, forming a tapioca-like texture and filling you up, fast—no cooking required! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Read on to discover our favorite mouthwatering recipes—which range from dessert-inspired to tea-infused—and start eating your way toward the flat belly you’ve always wanted.

1

Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 329 calories, 27.4 g fat, 20 g saturated fat, 75 mg sodium, 24.8 g carbs, 5.8 g fiber, 15.2 g sugar, 4 g protein

This tangy pudding is ideal for breakfast; it’ll wake you up with its tart flavor and bright color. Besides keeping the avocado ripe and lively, the lime is rich in D-limonene, which has been shown to have anti-cancer effects and soothe heartburn and acid reflux. The avocados provide satiating healthy fats that blast belly fat.

Get the recipe from Blissful Basil.

2

White Chia Coconut Pudding

Serves: 3
Nutrition: 347 calories, 14.8 g fat, 3.8 g saturated fat, 122 mg sodium, 60.3 g carbs, 15 g fiber, 31.9 g sugar, 6.3 g protein

This is an ideal recipe if you’re in the mood for a rich, decadent pudding. We love the contrast between the sweet-but-creamy coconut and the slightly sour plum compote, and the generous array of healthy ingredients, from acacia honey to yogurt and rice milk. You can also use one of these best milk alternatives.

Get the recipe from Our Food Stores.

3

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote

We’re seriously into the layered look, and we’re not talking about clothes here. This chia pudding is lovely to look at and packed with nutrients. The bright red compote contains figs, a great satiating source of fiber and potassium to aid muscle function.

Get the recipe from Nutritionist in the Kitch.

4

Piña Colada Chia Pudding

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 456 calories, 37.1 g fat, 25.4 g saturated fat, 162 mg sodium, 18.9 g carbs, 12.8 g fiber, 12.5 g sugar, 8.6 g protein

If you like piña coladas … escape with this recipe, which will ramp up your energy levels with pineapple, one of nature’s best sources of manganese, a trace mineral that is essential for energy production.

Get the recipe from Eazy Peazy MealzE.

5

Chocolate Zucchini Breakfast Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 479 calories, 33.3 g fat, 4.4 g saturated fat, 52 mg sodium, 44.7 g carbs, 15 g fiber, 20.9 g sugar, 10.8 g protein

If you’re all about sneaking vegetables into your sweet breakfast routine, this recipe is for you — it has 60% of your recommended daily fiber. The zucchini in this pudding is loaded with vitamins and boasts more blood pressure-lowering potassium than a banana. It’s also a good source of healthy fats, thanks to omega-3-fatty-acid-rich walnuts and monounsaturated-fat-packed avocados.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.

6

Chia Seed Breakfast Pots with Raspberry Rosewater Sauce

Stop! Don’t keep scrolling! Yes, we know you probably don’t know what rosewater is, but we can’t let you miss out on this tart and tangy sauce, swirled perfectly through thick chia pudding. Topped with fresh raspberries (a fruit that’s loaded with polyphenols that help you burn fat), this is an easy breakfast that will take your taste buds on an exotic ride.

Get the recipe from Gourmande In The Kitchen.

7

Super Blueberry Toasted-Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 314 calories, 19 g fat, 5.8 g saturated fat, 240 mg sodium, 39.7 g carbs, 12.4 g fiber, 20.7 g sugar, 7.7 g protein

This blueberry chia pudding parfait recipe is an excellent balance of creamy, fruity and nutty. The blueberries are packed with phytonutrients that help slim your waist and reduce your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Blueberries are just one of these superfoods you should eat every day!

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.

8

Orange Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 323 calories, 20.2 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 177 mg sodium, 22.5 g carbs, 14.3 g fiber, 17.1 g sugar, 10.5 g protein

Skip the glass of OJ, and get your orange fix from this pudding. The orange peel in this recipe releases D-limonene, a compound that helps stimulate liver enzymes to flush toxins from the body.

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.

9

Passionfruit Chia Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 203 calories, 15.5 g fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 49 mg sodium, 17.8 g carbs, 11.5 g fiber, 4.7 g sugar, 10.2 g protein

We love this tropical take on a classic chia pudding. The sweet taste of the passionfruit and kumquats pairs well with smoky, nutty toasted almonds and shredded coconut that help add texture. It’s also low in saturated fat and full of healthy fiber.

Get the recipe from A House in the Hills.

10

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfait

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 319 calories, 15.6 g fat, 3.1 g saturated fat, 153 mg sodium, 39.1 g carbs, 9.3 g fiber, 17.6 g sugar, 12.2 g protein

Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted was candy for breakfast? Now you can get that taste without giving up your flat belly. This chia pudding recipe tastes like you’re eating a peanut butter cup, but with good fats and plenty of fiber and protein.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

11

Mint Matcha Chia Pudding with Dark Chocolate

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 268 calories, 16.6 g fat, 5.5 g saturated fat, 272 mg sodium, 15.6 g carbs, 13 g fiber, 13.6 g sugar, 7.1 g protein

Here, coconut oil, dark chocolate and matcha pair perfectly with a cool breeze of peppermint. We highly recommend updating your green smoothie regimen with this recipe, so you can harness the antioxidant benefits of matcha.

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.

12

Lemon and Blackberry Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 136 calories, 7.4 g fat, 0.7 g saturated fat, 81 mg sodium, 17.7 g carbs, 8.2 g fiber, 9.6 g sugar, 4.8 g protein

Fat-burning berry + body-cleansing lemon = the perfect chia seed pudding. Work this simple recipe into your morning routine to brighten your palate and flush out toxins.

Get the recipe from VeguKate.

13

Coconut Almond Cream Chia Pudding with Superfoods and Dark Chocolate

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 300 calories, 17.6 g fat, 5.7 g saturated fal, 201 mg sodium, 32.1 g carbs, 9.7 g fiber, 19.8 g sugar, 7.5 g protein

A great chia pudding starts with a kind of milk and chia seeds. This recipe follows that logic for its base, plus a little vanilla and honey, and tops it off with literally countless flavor combos. This creamy pudding is topped with a variety of superfood flavors and textures, including mango, pomegranate, hemp seeds, pistachios, almond butter and dark chocolate.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

14

Vanilla-Almond and Creamy Peach Chia Pudding

Peaches and cream is a traditional summer dessert that works year-round with this pudding. Chunks of juicy peaches and creamy peach yogurt perfectly accompany the nutty almond milk base. The juicy fruit packs plenty of beta carotene, which helps stave off heart disease and cancer.

Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

15

Pumpkin Chocolate Chia Pudding

Serves: 6
Nutrition: 239 calories, 9 g fat, 2.4 g saturated fat, 137 mg sodium, 34,9 g carbs, 11 g fiber, 25.1 g sugar, 9.5 g protein

If you’re working on a flat belly, you’re probably working up a sweat a few times a week. If so, you’ll need the best recovery food for any workout — and we’ve found it. With the chocolate milk’s great balance of carbohydrates and protein, this chia pudding adds a carb boost from medjool dates and fiber from pumpkin.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

16

Mango Chia Pudding Parfait

Mangos are packed with antioxidants, fiber, folate, Vitamin C and a hefty dose of Vitamin A to keep your eyes and bones healthy. Layered with mango cream, it’s as luxurious as it is healthy.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.

17

Chocolate Berry Chia Coffee Parfait

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 285 calories, 13.6 g fat, 5.1 g saturated fat, 119 mg sodium, 26.9 g carbs, 7.2 g fiber, 11.9 g sugar, 18.1 g protein

Do you feel lost in the mornings without coffee? Do you ever “forget” to eat while you’re rushing out the door? If so, this chia seed pudding parfait is for you: It’s breakfast and coffee in one. This java-infused yogurt pudding parfait incorporates fresh strawberries and crumbled chocolate biscuits. Because you should reward yourself for finally making time for breakfast.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

18

Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 133 calories, 8 g fat, 1.2 g saturated fat, 14 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 187 mg sodium, 8.6 g fiber, 5.3 g protein (calculated with 2 tablespoons maple syrup, cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)

Whip up this recipe for a decadent breakfast or late-night snack. It doesn’t matter when you eat it; you’ll be able to reap its naturally sweetened, protein-packed benefits.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

19

Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 360 calories, 19.2 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 256 mg sodium, 34.5 g carbs, 15.7 g fiber, 27.3 g sugar, 10.8 g protein

This five-ingredient pudding is an excellent breakfast. Crunchy almonds add texture, plus manganese, a mineral that revs metabolism. The blueberries are rich in anthocyanins and polyphenols, powerful natural chemicals that burn fat — and even stop it from forming!

Get the recipe from Delightful E Made.

20

Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 247 calories, 15.5 g fat, 2.7 g saturated fat, 181 mg sodium, 26.3 g carbs, 11.9 g fiber, 13.3 g sugar, 8.2 g protein

This chia pudding is as much a joy to make as it is to eat. Because it has only four ingredients, it’s quick to make — both your first and probably second helping.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.

21

Original Chia Pudding Bowl

With nearly 12 grams of fiber and protein in each serving, this is the perfect basic recipe to double or triple and make for the week ahead. Mix and match your toppings each morning to keep your taste buds from getting bored.

Get The Recipe FromBegin Within Nutrition

22

Coconut Vanilla Whipped Chia Mousse with Smashed Raspberries

This recipe blends a tropical coconutty flavor with a hint of smooth vanilla goodness to create a breakfast worth waking up for.

Get The Recipe from The First Mess.

23

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

If you have a sweet tooth, this dish is sure to satisfy. Made with peanut butter, maple syrup and dates, this creamy pudding could pass as a sinful dessert—and if you only divide it into two serving like the recipe suggests, it might as well be. Our suggestion: Divvy it up between four people and enjoy as a better-for-you dessert.

Get The Recipe From A House in the Hills.

24

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 387 calories, 18.4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 270 mg sodium, 31 g carbs, 18.3 g fiber, 23.2 g sugar, 17.3 g protein

This maple-vanilla pudding serves as the perfect base for your favorite, nutrient-packed fruits.

Eat This! Tip

Most low-cost syrups by famous brands like Aunt Jemima are made with high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring, two health-harming ingredients we urge you to avoid. Choose a Grade A Medium Amber pure maple variety, instead. The taste is more concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way in terms of flavor. And the less you need to pour on, the fewer calories and teaspoons of sugar you’ll take it.

Get The Recipe From Begin Within Nutrition.

25

Orange Kefir Chia Pudding

This tart, zesty pudding is has a frozen yogurt-like texture you’re sure to love.

Having a hard time locating kefir in the grocery store? You’ll find it in the yogurt aisle!

Get The Recipe From Running to the Kitchen.

26

Blackberry Green Tea Chia Pudding

The fact that this recipe calls for green tea makes it a slam-dunk winner in our eyes. The popular brew is filled with compounds called catechins that blast belly flab by triggering the release of fat from fat cells, then speeding the liver’s capacity for turning that fat into energy. Simply put, if you’re trying to sculpt a flat stomach, you should find ways to sneak it into your diet whenever you can!

Get The Recipe From The Healthy Maven.

27

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Parfaits

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 149 calories, 5.9 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 153 mg sodium, 16.5 g carbs, 8.3 g fiber, 11.8 g sugar, 3.8 g protein

At just 149 calories, this fiber- and vitamin A-packed “pie” is one of the few dessert-like foods we’d recommend eating for breakfast.

Get The Recipe From Running to the Kitchen.

28

Vanilla Sol Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 334 calories, 9.6 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 63 mg sodium, 60.7 g carbs, 10.3 g fiber, 21.5 g sugar, 9.7 g protein

Besides chia seeds, this recipe calls on yet another nutritional superstar: fresh berries. Not only are they a sweet treat that’s a great source of belly-filling fiber, but they also serve up a hefty dose of polyphenols, which can help you burn fat and even stop it from forming.

Get The Recipe From Fit Foodie Finds.

29

Cherry Berry Chia Seed Pudding

This low-sugar, protein-rich recipe is almost too beautiful to eat! We love that it calls for Brazil nuts, an oft-overlooked addition that’s packed with selenium. Not only does the nutrient play a key role in metabolism and immunity, but it also helps the body absorb vitamin E, which can help ward off cataracts later in life.

Get The Recipe From Healthy Happy Life.

30

Tropical Chia Pudding

No matter the time of year, get a beachy feeling with this mango- and pineapple-infused pudding. With just seven easy-to-find ingredients, whipping up a batch is the epitome of easy. Use frozen pineapple and mango if fresh is out of season. Not only will it taste better, but it will also likely pack more nutrients, too.

Get The Recipe From The Corner Kitchen.

31

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding with Star Anise Cherry Compote

If star anise only makes it onto your radar around the holidays, it’s time to whip up a batch of this pudding. The vanilla-maple base is terrific by itself, but adding fresh cherries brings a pop of color plus a hit of satiating fiber.

Get The Recipe From In Sock Monkey Slippers.

32

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 375 calories, 10.4 g fat, 2.2 g saturated fat, 169 mg sodium, 70.3 g carbs, 11.1 g fiber, 40 g sugar, 7.2 g protein

Bananas are a tease — the darker they get, the less appealing they seem, but the more delicious they are. Here, overly ripe banana adds sweetness and potassium to this rockstar pudding recipe.

Get The Recipe From One Ingredient Chef.

33

Cookies & Cream Chia Seed Pudding

You won’t find us recommending Cookie Crisp cereal (sorry!), but this may just be the next best thing for cookie monsters trying to add more whole foods to their daily diet.

Get The Recipe From Purely Twins.

34

Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 314 calories, 18.6 g fat, 8.8 g saturated fat, 341 g sodium, 39.2 g carbs, 11.5 g fiber, 23.5 g sugar, 6.4 g protein

There are few things more delicious than a chocolate-covered strawberry. Now you have an excuse to eat one every day—for breakfast no less!

Be sure to whip up your recipe with unsweetened almond milk to keep the sugar counts reasonable.

Get The Recipe From My Whole Food Life

35

Chai Chia Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 173 calories, 10.1 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 162 mg sodium, 19.6 g carbs, 9.4 g fiber, 7.9 g sugar, 5.7 g protein

All the best flavors of fall — cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and ground cloves — join together to create this to-die-for chai-flavored pudding. The best part: It’s low in sugar and calories! This recipe is a definite “Eat This!”

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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Just in time for the cooler weather, this fall-inspired chia pudding has all the creaminess of your favorite pumpkin pie filling—without all the sugar and extra additives.

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Green Smoothie Chia Pudding

Yields: 1 large serving

All hail the kale. This green chia seed smoothie-pudding hybrid is just another way to eat (or drink) the supergreen. Naturally sweetened by dates, this smoothie is perfect for those trying to avoid added sugar.

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Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: 1
Yields 278 calories, 18.4 g fat, 2.2 g saturated fat, 184 g sodium, 39.2 g carbs, 19.2 g fiber, 12.2 g sugar, 11.2 g protein

Chocolate has a bad reputation for being decadent and sinful. Not the case in this chia seed pudding, which uses unsweetened cocoa powder and is high in iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc. With all the creaminess of regular chocolate pudding plus zero guilt, this one is a must-try.

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Vanilla Bean Chia Porridge with Sauteed Caramel Pears

This classic flavor combination is not only elegant but super-nutritious. Pears are a good source of vitamin C and help keep hunger at bay thanks to their high pectin content. Plus, their soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel, slowing down digestion.

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Lemon Chia Pudding with Fresh Berries

With lemon and a sprinkle of fresh mint and basil, this pudding has enough zing to wake you up without your go-to cup of Starbucks.

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Raw Raspberry and Vanilla Chia Pudding

We love anything that looks this good and is raw, but the raspberries put this pudding over the top. With extremely high amounts of Vitamin C, raspberries are the perfect immune system booster. The tart berry contrasts perfectly with the creamy chia seed pudding.

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Paleo Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfait

Serves: 6
Nutrition: 344 calories, 17 g fat, 0.4 g saturated fat, 103 mg sodium 46 g carbs, 7.4 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 9 g protein

This layered concoction makes a delicious and beautiful addition to any festive brunch celebration. Your guests will never guess it took all but a few minutes to make in your blender—or that it’s 100% paleo!

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Chia, Blueberry & Avocado Pudding

Serves:3
Nutrition: 379 calories, 19.2 g fat, 5.3 g saturated fat, 42 mg sodium, 51 g carbs, 12.7 g fiber, 12.5 g sugar, 9.5 g protein

Thanks to the addition of avocado, this pudding is beyond creamy. Sure it has just 12 grams of sugar and is filled solely with whole foods, but most people would have a hard time believing their bowl wasn’t filled with a sinful dessert.

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Raw Chocolate Superfood Pudding

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 104 calories, 4 g fat, 80 mg sodium, 15.5 gg carbs, 6.5 g fiber, 5.2 g sugar, 3 g protein

This just-sweet-enough recipe calls for cacao powder, a great low-cal alternative to chocolate chips. The same taste you crave with a quarter of the calories!

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Blueberry Coconut Chia Pudding

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 120 calories, 8.6 g fat, 5.7 g saturated fat, 50 mg sodium, 10.4 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 6.2 g sugar, 2.1 g protein

Thanks for the clean ingredient list, this blueberry coconut chia pudding is an easy, healthy breakfast (or dessert) you can feel good about eating.

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