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Blueberry Chia Pudding

A healthy and nutritious Blueberry Chia Pudding takes blueberries and almond milk and blends them into smoothie-like perfection. Swirled with chia seeds and set to chill, it’s the ultimate meal prep breakfast recipe that’s reason enough to jump out of bed in the morning!

blueberry pudding in bowl topped with berries, hemp seeds and nuts

Why you’ll love blueberry chia seed pudding

A nutrient powerhouse! If there was ever a way to get a TON of nutrients packed into one, delicious meal, this would be it. You get plenty of antioxidants from the blueberries and healthy fats and fiber from chia seeds. Plus, depending on your toppings of choice – hello, hemp seeds and nuts – you get another boost of plant-based protein.

Low-carb, grain-free, gluten-free! I like to think of this blueberry pudding as the low-carb and grain-free version of overnight breakfast treats like peanut butter, apple pie or pumpkin overnight oats. It’s great for those following a paleo diet and I have some ingredient swaps to make it keto.

Go wild with the toppings! I encourage you to get creative here and top it with whatever toppings you have on hand. I take a little inspiration from my favorite playa bowl spot and top it with an abundance of hemp seeds, almonds, walnuts, pecans, more honey, almond butter or whatever I am craving that day.

blended blueberry and chia pudding in bowl topped with berries, hemp seeds and nuts

Ingredients

All it takes is 5 simple ingredients – along with a few extra seedy toppings – to make this blueberry pudding in a flash.

  • Blueberries
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey
  • Chia seeds

Ingredient substitutions and notes:

  • Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used – no need to thaw!
  • I love unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but feel free to use your favorite plant-based milk such as cashew or coconut milk. Oat milk is another great option, if not paleo.
  • Replace the honey with maple syrup or agave to make it vegan.

blueberries, almond milk, honey, vanilla extract, chia seeds

How to make

This blueberry almond chia pudding is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Blend: Add blueberries, almond milk, vanilla extract, and honey to a food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture has pureed and is smooth, about 15-20 seconds. 
  2. Stir in chia seeds: Combine the blended blueberry milk mixture and chia seeds together in a bowl. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes or so and then stir together. Cover with plastic wrap or transfer evenly into 4 small jars. 
  3. Chill, swirl, top and serve: Refrigerate pudding for a minimum of four hours or best overnight. Stir together before serving and top with more blueberries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, honey and nut of choice.

four step grid making blueberry chia pudding in blender

Serving suggestions

I love to make a big batch of this at the beginning of the week and then scoop it into bowls or jars to enjoy for breakfast. You can either:

  • Smoothie Bowl: Cover the entire batch with plastic and enjoy it as a larger smoothie bowl for two.
  • Small Jars: Portion it out into 4 small mason jars and seal tight with the lid.

Try a variation

Blueberries and chia seeds are wonderful together, but here are some of my favorite variations:

  • Lemon: Add 1-2 tablespoons lemon zest into the bowl when you add the chia seeds.
  • Mixed Berry: Swap out the blueberries for an equal amount of mixed berries, like strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
  • Banana: Mashed banana can also be used in place of the blueberries.
  • Keto: Substitute heavy cream to increase the fat and omit the honey or use an approved keto sweetener.

blueberry chia seed pudding in bowl topped with berries, hemp seeds and nuts

Recipe tips:

  • If you don’t like the texture of chia seeds, you can blend them along with the blueberry almond mix. The mixture will be super thick and gel-like, but taste just the same.
  • Mix the pudding one more time before placing it in the fridge to ensure no clumps stick to the bottom.
  • Turn it into a fun dessert parfait – create alternating layers of the chia pudding and fresh berries and top with a dollop of yogurt or freshly whipped coconut cream!

Blueberry chia pudding FAQs

What’s the chia seed to milk ratio for chia pudding?

The best chia seed to liquid ratio is 1:4. Use 1/4 cup of chia seeds for every 1 cup milk.

How long does chia pudding last in the fridge?

Chia pudding will last up to 4 days in the fridge. Just give it a good stir and top with your favorite toppings before serving.

Are chia seeds high in protein?

Two tablespoons of chia seeds provide 5 grams of protein and all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein!

Can you make chia pudding with almond milk?

Yes! A chia pudding recipe can be made with any liquid you like – almond milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, etc. Chia seeds just need a liquid to swell and turn into that creamy, pudding-like texture.

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blueberry pudding in bowl topped with berries, hemp seeds and nuts

Blueberry Chia Pudding

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A healthy and nutritious Blueberry Chia Pudding takes blueberries and almond milk and blends them into smoothie-like perfection. Swirled with chia seeds and set to chill, it’s the ultimate meal prep breakfast recipe that’s reason enough to jump out of bed in the morning!


Ingredients

Scale

3/4 cup blueberries, plus more for topping

2 cups almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

12 tbsp honey, or sweetener of choice

1/2 cup chia seeds

Hemp seeds, nuts, nut butter, etc., for topping


Instructions

  1. Blend: Add blueberries, almond milk, vanilla extract, and honey to a food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture has pureed and is smooth, about 15-20 seconds. 
  2. Stir in chia seeds: Combine the blended blueberry milk mixture and chia seeds together in a bowl. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes or so and then stir together. Cover with plastic wrap or transfer evenly into 4 small jars. 
  3. Chill, swirl, top and serve: Refrigerate pudding for a minimum of four hours or best overnight. Stir together before serving and top with more blueberries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, honey and nut of choice. 

Notes

Chia pudding will last up to 4 days in the fridge. Just give it a good stir and top with your favorite toppings before serving.

Nutrition info does not include toppings.

Keywords: smoothie bowl, fruit, healthy

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