Chia Seed Pudding

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This Chia Seed Pudding makes the perfect healthy breakfast!  I am not just talking about a ch-ch-ch-chia pet here.  Have you tried chia seeds?  They are super good for you.  I have only just tried them recently me myself.  Chia is the Mayan word for strength.  These little seeds were a big staple of the Aztec and Mayan diet.  One single serving of chia seeds contains 42% of your daily need for fiber and it packs more omega 3 fatty acids than a piece of salmon.  Chia seeds will absorb up to 12 times their own weight, making you feel full longer.  They are great to throw in smoothies and pudding.

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This dish is loosely adapted from Food Babe’s Chia Seed Fruit Salad.  This chia seed pudding would be great served as breakfast or dessert.  It would also be great with some of my homemade granola sprinkled on top.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Chia Seed Pudding

Get some superfoods into your diet with this yummy pudding!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and chill in the fridge for a few hours.

This chia seed pudding takes all of 5 minutes to make and will keep you full for a long time afterward.

http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/02/04/chia-seed-pudding/

77 thoughts on “Chia Seed Pudding

  1. Wow, this looks like a winner. I’m commenting before making and eating this pudding, but I’m certain it’ll be a winner with my family!
    Thanks so much.

  2. I bought some chia seeds last week but haven’t done anything with them yet. Considering I saw this recipe as well as a couple others while looking for something else, I’m thinking that must be a sign! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. OMGosh… this looks so good! And I almost missed this, if it weren’t for another FB page sharing it. I know I’ve signed up for your email notices too, but I’m not getting either one for some reason. :(

  4. looks wonderful, but I have a question. since the mug picture only seems to have chia seeds with the hemp milk in it. what exactly did you do with the blueberries, orange segments and goji berries? are these blended? thanks

    1. They are in there too. I guess the picture doesn’t show it, but it’s a chunky pudding. I just tossed the blueberries and goji berries in. I cut the oranges into segments and dropped them in too. Nothing needs to be blended. :)

  5. I love this stuff! I make an awesome banana-chia pudding for breakfast with chia seeds, a mashed banana, almond milk, cinnamon, almond butter, and vanilla mixed together. I let it sit overnight, and then eat in the morning. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe – thanks for posting!

      1. I bought some at bulk barn (not sure if it’s just a Canadian store) and they were not refrigerated, nor are they refrigerated right now…. How can I tell if they have gone rancid?

        1. I don’t know. I just heard to store them in the fridge. When I buy mine in bulk, they are not refrigerated either. Maybe they are okay out, but not for long periods of time? I am not sure. I am still fairly new to chia seeds.

          1. I haven’t had any trouble with Chia Seeds going bad out of the fridge. I keep a container at work just in my drawer because they’re awesome to put in my yogurt. No problems so far. I’ve had the package for a while too. I also don’t refrigerate them at home either. But whatever works. :-)

          2. I heard that when they get old, they don’t absorb as much liquid. Mine never last that long though. )

    1. Not sure the brand. They just come in a plastic container with a Sprouts label on them. I get them at Sprouts. They are right next to all the dates.

  6. I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds….I have a question about this, though. Would it have a similar texture to tapioca? That wouldn’t be a negative– I love tapioca — just curious!

    1. They are chocolate without the sugar. They add a bitter taste and crunch to the pudding that I like. You can omit or sub with chocolate chips as well.

        1. Yes. You can also omit them if you like. Just a warning, they are very bitter because they contain no sugar. You can also just add a couple chocolate chips.

  7. Made this tonight….it is in the fridge right now! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I used unsweetened almond milk…is yours unsweetened ? Also just want to say that your blog is wonderful and has been a lifesaver for me! I am trying to change the way I eat and I just don’t know what I would have done without all your delish recipes!

    1. Yay! I am so happy you like the blog! :) I have made mine both sweetened and unsweetened. If you like it sweet, you can add a few T of maple syrup. I think the fruit sweetens it enough for me. :) I hope you enjoy it.

      1. Thanks! Had this for breakfast this morning! It was wonderful! And your right, the fruit sweetened it enough for me!

  8. I have a texture issue with tapioca so chia seeds don’t seem like they would work for me. I did buy some tho in hopes that if I put them in the blender with other stuff they would be “gone” and the mixture would be smooth?

  9. I tried this but was not sure whether the pieces of orange go INSIDE the pudding mix of items, since your pic showed them on the side. I did put orange rind in. It was tasty but it was runny. Not sure why it didn’t firm up. Could you clarify the recipe?

    1. Sure. I added everything into the bowl. Including the fruit. The oranges in the photo were just there for the staging. Sorry for the confusion!

  10. I’m looking forward to making this yummy looking goodness! Couple of questions though. Would Rice milk work? Do you have any opinions of rice milk? I want to avoid the carrageen I see in almond milk at the store. Also, trader joes sells a big bag of Chia seeds for a good price, but they don’t say organic. Would you buy? Thank you.

    1. It is so sad that there is not a cleaner version of almond milk on the shelves. I make my own if you are ever interested. I even have a video on it. http://mywholefoodlife.com/2012/10/09/homemade-almond-milk/ As for the chia seeds, I try to buy them organic. I understand that they are pricey and I think even conventional chia seeds are better than no chia seeds. They have so many benefits! I think rice milk should work pretty well. It may be a bit watery since rice milk is thinner. You might need to use a bit less?

  11. Really wish I liked chia seeds because of how healthy they are (texture thing), but I can’t keep them down :( Maybe I will try them again.

    1. You can grind them into a powder using a coffee grinder. It’s still a slightly different texture than regular pudding, but doesn’t have the tiny little gelatinous balls in it.

  12. I can’t find ground vanilla bean anywhere. I have pure vanilla extract and vanilla bean puree. Can I substitute? If so, what at what conversion?

    1. Yes, you can add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Keep in mind this since this is not a baked dish, you will be able to slightly taste the alcohol in the extract. That’s why I use the vanilla beans. I get mine on Amazon. Can’t seem to find them anywhere else!

  13. I’ve kept chia seeds for almost a year (bought 10 lbs ) with no refrigeration. They have not gone rancid but they don’t absorb moisture as well… lately. I’m just adding them to my morning smoothie or to some very low glycemic cookies but I’m going to try grinding the pound or so I still have left in my coffee grinder, as I may not be absorbing them as well.

  14. Looks yummy!!!

    Would you mind telling me what brand the glass cup / mug is, or where you bought it? Looks really nice.

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