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Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding (Almond Milk Recipe)

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Chia seed puddingis one of my favorite meal prep breakfasts for busy, on-the-go moments. Here, you will find I made a chia seed pudding with a blueberry compote. This blueberry chia pudding recipe is made with fresh fruit, non-dairy milk, or any type of milk you want. The fresh blueberry compote adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the pudding.

Spoon in a mason jar of chia seed pudding topped with blueberries.

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Many enjoy chia seeds as they are a great way to fill up and aid in weight loss. You will find endless healthy chia pudding recipes to prep ahead of time for a great option to grab and enjoy. Simple ingredients that are a creamy pudding bursting with flavor.

Want more delicious blueberry recipes to try out?  If you still have some blueberries left to use up, why not try making these simple 3 ingredient blueberry bagels? Or for a sweeter treat, make some homemade blueberry cookies with this easy recipe.

Sip on one of these healthy smoothies for another refreshing start to your day. Or try this fresh papaya bowl for another healthy breakfast option.

  • Easy to Make: This blueberry chia seed pudding recipe requires simple steps, little time, and no cooking, making it perfect for busy mornings.
  • Nutrient-rich: Packed with antioxidants from blueberries and omega-3 fatty acids from chia seeds, this pudding is a nutritional powerhouse.
  • Versatile: You can easily customize this recipe by swapping out blueberries for your favorite berries or using a different type of milk to suit dietary needs.
  • Make-Ahead Friendly: Ideal for meal prep, this pudding can be made in advance and stored in the fridge, ready to grab and go.

What Are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are tiny, nutrient-dense seeds that come from the Salvia hispanica plant, a member of the mint family, which is native to central and southern Mexico. Despite their small size, these tiny little seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch.

They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain health, as well as fiber, protein, and various antioxidants. When soaked in liquids such as water, milk, or juice, chia seeds expand and form a gel-like consistency, making them perfect for creating puddings or thickening smoothies and sauces.

One of the unique properties of chia seeds is their ability to absorb up to 10-12 times their weight in liquid, which not only contributes to the creation of satisfying, gelatinous dishes but also aids in hydration and a feeling of fullness, supporting weight loss efforts.

Plus, the fiber in chia seeds can promote digestive health, while the protein content helps in muscle repair and growth. Versatile and mild in flavor, chia seeds can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes, enhancing both the nutritional value and texture of meals.

What’s in This Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe?

Chia seeds, milk, agave syrup, blueberries, and lemon juice in separate bowls.
  • Chia Seeds – You will use chia seeds for this pudding’s base.
  • Milk—I used almond milk, but any type of milk works. You can use dairy milk or plant-based milk.
  • Agave – I used a liquid agave for sweetening the pudding.
  • Blueberries – You will want to use fresh blueberries, or you are welcome to reach for frozen blueberries; both will give it a great blueberry flavor.
  • Lemon – The lemon is a great acidic component that balances the flavors. 

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or other favorite toppings are welcome.
  • Swap blueberries with fresh strawberries, raspberries, or other fruit. Any fresh berries work.
  • Dark chocolate is a great addition for sweet tooth lovers.
  • Soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk are all great plant-based milk
  • Pure Maple syrup can be used for sweetening the pudding.

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding (step-by-step directions)

Collage of creating chia seed pudding.
  1. Combine chia pudding ingredients in a jar. Allow to sit for five minutes before mixing again. (Photo 1)
  2. After mixing, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. (Photo 2)
Collage of cooking blueberry compote in a saucepan.
  1. Combine berries and lemon juice in a small saucepan and heat on medium for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and press down the berries before adding agave. (Photo 3 and Photo 4)
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Add a few scoops of the berry compote to the chilled chia pudding. Serve and enjoy.
Two jars of chia seed pudding.

Recipe Tips

  • Add other nuts and seeds for added flavor and health benefits.
  • For a thicker pudding, add a little Greek yogurt for added flavor.
  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder for a chocolate chia pudding. I also like to add in a swirl of peanut butter or almond butter.

Storing Tips 

I use Mason jars or sealed jars for this recipe. You can use any type of container. Just make sure it seals or is covered. The chia pudding will store for 5-7 days. Then, you can remove it and eat it as you like.

With the ingredients and such, you will find you can’t freeze the pudding.

Spoon dipping into a mason jar of chia seed pudding.

Serving Suggestions

This Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding pairs wonderfully with a variety of accompaniments to enhance its flavors and nutritional value. Consider serving it with:

  • A dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut cream for extra creaminess and a boost of protein.
  • A sprinkle of granola or toasted nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans for added crunch and healthy fats.
  • Slices of fresh fruit like kiwi, banana, or additional berries to layer in more fresh flavors and vitamins. You could also serve it alongside a waffle bowl with fruit if you want a heartier meal.
  • A drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter breakfast or snack.
  • Whole grain toast or English muffins on the side for a more filling meal that includes complex carbohydrates.
  • A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or a healthy smoothie recipe to sip on for a refreshing and nutritious drink.

Recipe FAQs

Is chia pudding good for you?

Chia pudding is loaded with omega-3 acids, fiber, and antioxidants. You will find it is a great source of nutrients for a delicious breakfast or snack.

Is chia pudding a laxative?

Chia pudding is full of fiber and can be known for helping you use the restroom. So make sure to not eat too much as it can cause your stomach some issues.

How much chia a day is too much?

It is recommended that you consume 15 grams of chia seeds daily. Do not use more than that, as it could hurt your stomach.

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Mason jars of Chia Seed Pudding.
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Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding (Almond Milk Recipe)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This blueberry chia pudding recipe is made with fresh fruit, non-dairy milk, or any type of milk you want. The fresh blueberry compote adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the pudding.

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup (118 2/7 ml) almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or other sweetener

Berry Compote:

  • 1 ½ cups (222 g) blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or other sweetener
  • ½ lemon juiced

Instructions

  • Combine chia pudding ingredients in a jar. Allow to sit for five minutes before mixing again.
    2 tablespoon chia seeds,½ cup almond milk or milk of choice,1 teaspoon agave syrup or other sweetener,1 tablespoon agave syrup or other sweetener
  • After mixing, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Combine berries and lemon juice in a small saucepan and heat on medium for 4-5 minutes.
    1 ½ cups blueberries,½ lemon
  • Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and press down the berries before adding agave.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add a few scoops of the berry compote to the chilled chia pudding. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Add other nuts and seeds for added flavor and health benefits.
  • For a thicker pudding, add a little Greek yogurt for added flavor.
  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder for a chocolate chia pudding. I also like to add in a swirl of peanut butter or almond butter.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 372kcal (19%) Carbohydrates: 72g (24%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 171mg (7%) Potassium: 344mg (10%) Fiber: 16g (67%) Sugar: 45g (50%) Vitamin A: 145IU (3%) Vitamin C: 56mg (68%) Calcium: 329mg (33%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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