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How to Make Chia Pudding – 4 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes!

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Hey Y’all!  Today, I’m showing you how to make chia pudding and sharing 4 Easy Chia Pudding Recipes that are unbelievably delicious!

If you’re new to the whole chia pudding craze, don’t worry because I’m going to walk you through how to make the basic chia pudding recipe, so you’ll know the foundation of any chia pudding.

Why I Consider Chia Pudding a Superfood Delight…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the many benefits of chia seeds.  Not only are they a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, but they’re also high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, potassium, and calcium.

In fact, chia seeds are a great way to increase your fiber intake without having to consume as many greens.

And, the great thing about chia pudding is that it’s a very flexible recipe.  You can add pretty much any flavor, fruit, etc. to it and it always turns out delicious!

**You can make all of these recipes low carb or keto-friendly by reducing the amount of fruits and using a low carb sweetener, instead of raw honey.

Watch Me Make All 4 Recipes Below…

Recipe #1 – Regular Chia Pudding

The first chia pudding recipe I’ll be sharing is the regular chia pudding mixture.  You can use this as your foundation for any chia pudding recipe and then build on it from there by adding your desired toppings, fruits, superfoods powders, etc.

Regular Chia Pudding Recipe

Chia pudding is gluten free, grain free, paleo friendly, and dairy free.

Servings: 2

  • 6 Tbsp Whole Chia Seeds
  • 1.5 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Toppings of Choice: Blueberries (Coconut Flakes, Kiwi, etc.)
  1. Add chia seeds to a mixing bowl. Pour milk into the bowl and stir until chia seeds are fully incorporated into the mixture.
  2. Add the honey and vanilla. Mix again.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Then, stir again. Serve right away with toppings of choice or allow to marinate in the refrigerator over night.

Chia pudding will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Recipe #2 – Chocolate Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Once you know how to make the basic chia pudding recipe, you can begin to experiment with different flavors.  This one is for all you chocolate lovers out there.

This is one of my FAVORITE combinations!

 

Chocolate Almond Butter Chia Pudding

This chia pudding recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.

Servings: 2

  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp Cacao Powder
  • 1.5 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 6 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  1. Add the honey, vanilla, and almond butter to a bowl. Mix with a fork until fully combined.
  2. Then, add the cacao powder and continue to mix until lumps are gone. It should form a paste-like texture.
  3. Add about 1/4 of the almond milk and continue to mix until all lumps are gone and consistency is smooth.
  4. Add remaining milk and mix again. Then, add the chia seeds and continue to mix until chia seeds are fully incorporated into the mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour. After refrigerating, give it one more mix. And, serve right away or allow to marinate in the refrigerator over night.
  6. Add your choice of topping. I added almond butter, raw honey, cacao nibs, and cacao bark.

Recipe #3 – Strawberries ‘n Cream Chia Pudding

Okay, this one would be perfect as a light and refreshing dessert!  The combination of the vanilla flavored protein powder and fresh strawberries is just perfect.

So, if you have a sweet tooth (especially after dinner), make yourself a batch of this instead of reaching for that dessert full of refined sugars and artificial ingredients.  Your health and waistline will thank you! 😉

 

Strawberries ‘n Cream Chia Pudding

This chia pudding is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.

Servings: 2

  • 1 C. Fresh Strawberries (stems removed)
  • 1 1/4 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop High Quality Vanilla Protein Powder (see above for the brand I used)
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 6 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  1. Add strawberries and almond milk to a blender and blend to form “strawberry milk.”
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the protein powder with a splash of the strawberry milk and mix with a fork until all lumps are gone.
  3. Add the honey and lemon and mix again.
  4. Add remaining strawberry milk and mix again until fully combined.
  5. Add chia seeds and mix again until seeds are fully incorporated into the mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. After 1 hour, stir/mix again. Serve right away with fresh strawberries or allow to marinate in the refrigerate over night.

Recipe #4 – Easy Matcha Energizing Chia Pudding

Adding matcha powder to your chia pudding will give you loads of energy!

I recommend eating this one in the morning for breakfast.  Not only is it very energizing, but the protein, fiber, and fats from the chia seeds will keep you full for hours.

Easy Energizing Matcha Chia Pudding

This chia pudding is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.

Servings: 2

  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1.5 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 6 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  1. Add matcha powder to a bowl with a splash of almond milk. Mix with a matcha bamboo whisk or fork until all lumps are gone.
  2. Add the vanilla and honey and mix again.
  3. Add remaining milk and mix again. Add chia seeds and mix until seeds are fully incorporated into the mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour. After 1 hour, stir/mix one more time. When ready to serve, add fresh kiwi (or your toppings of choice) and ENJOY!

 

19 Comments

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  3. Nicole Bigelow

    I tried the basic ingredients with honey, vanilla extract and protein powder. I mixed them well and slowly added the milk to ensure a good well combined recipe, then added the chia seeds. I let them set overnight and this morning almost everything settled on the bottom in a big clump. I’m Wondering what I did wrong.

     
    • Kayla Chandler

      One easy way to avoid clumping with chia pudding is to stir it after the first 20-30 minutes of making it. Then, place it in the fridge and stir it again right before consuming. But, I have found that by stirring it about 20-30 min after making it helps to avoid any major clumping or settling when you go to eat it the following day.

       
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  5. How many servings is the basic recipe?

     
  6. Elise Dolf

    How many calories per serving because I’m on a calorie deficit and I will definitely try these if I know the calorie count?

     
    • I put the basic chia pudding recipe in Noom and it says (without any fruit or toppings) a serving is 316 calories

       
      • Really ? I broke down every ingredient for the basic recipe and got between 217.5 and 241.5 calories per serving.

         
    • I created the recipe in MyFitnessPal and got 266 calories per 1 cup serving. (I used unsweetened Pacific Organic Almond milk, if that makes a difference)

       
  7. Marjorie Cramer

    Can you use skim or soy milk?

     
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  9. Pauline Vella

    Couldn’t find your favourite Vanilla protein powder above…could you please indicate? thanks

     
  10. Amy L Whitney

    Do you know all the nutritional information for all the recipes? Not just the basic.

     
  11. I’m recovering from a major stomach surgery from an injury and I’m on liquid or extremely soft food only diet for at least the next 12 months. My dietician highly recommended chia pudding because of its nutritional value but I have to blend the seeds in my ninja after they have softened. I really found your base recipe to be a godsend and have gotten extremely creative replacing the almond milk with freshly juiced vegetables as my liquid.

    My favorite juice recipe that replaces almond milk is ginger about 2 thumb size pieces, 2 large sweet potatoes and 1 medium size beet 1 small/medium size lemon lightly peeled. Sometimes I have to add some water to get 1.5c of fluid. Also I don’t add any sweetener because there’s more then enough sugar from the sweet potato and the beet

    I’ve never heard of matcha tea/powder but I looked it up. Do you recommend a brand?

     
    • Kayla Chandler

      Thanks for sharing your story! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes. There are many brands of matcha that are great… the main thing is to make sure it says culinary grade to get the highest quality and to avoid the grassy taste 🙂

       
  12. What is the average calories per serving?

     

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