chia pudding

I was first introduced to a chia pudding recipe from Minimalist Baker by my daughter-in-law Rachel. Since then, we have been making this healthy pudding but with our own twist.

For years, we added these seeds to our yogurt and smoothies. These powerhouse seeds are rich in fiber, antioxidants, calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.

Additionally, chia seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids. Their therapeutic properties help inflammation, cardiovascular, immune, and digestive conditions.

Customize your chia pudding! Add chocolate powder, peanut butter powder, or your favorite fruits.

This recipe is a great way to start the day or perfect for an afternoon snack!

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Healthy Chia Seed Pudding

A healthy breakfast or snack packed with vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Prep Time 5 mins
Refrigerator Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Servings 4 Servings (1/2 Cup)
Calories 164 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups Almond or cashew milk Almond or Cashew is the right consistency for us. Full fat coconut milk makes a creamier and thicker pudding,
  • ½ cup Chia seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp Maple syrup more or less to taste or omit
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon more to taste...I'm a big cinnamon fan (optional)
  • Fresh berries optional
  • Bananas optional


  • To a mixing bowl, add dairy free milk, chia seeds, maple syrup (to taste), and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours). The chia pudding should be thick and creamy. If not, add more chia seeds, stir, and refrigerate for another hour or so.
  • Enjoy as is, or layer with banana or fresh berries! Will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


Melissa's Modifications: 
Such an easy recipe with a lot of variety based on your tastes. Other flavors to, chocolate, bananas, or other fruit 
Nutritional Values: Serving: 1 serving  164 Calories; 11.8g Fat; 5.3g Sat Fat; 12.4g Carbs; 6.9g Fiber; 3.3g Sugar; 0mg Cholesterol, 10mg Sodium; 3.3g Protein.
93mg Potassium; Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with light coconut milk, maple syrup, and without additional toppings / garnishes.


Calories: 164kcal
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