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Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Chia Pudding is a super easy, healthy, and tasty breakfast or snack idea! It is perfect for meal prepping and only requires four ingredients - chia seeds, blueberries, milk, and maple syrup!

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Ahhh weekday breakfasts. Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with them? I love breakfast but on the weekdays, it can be a little chaotic with getting the kids ready for school and daycare, and trying to get something nutritious in their little bodies. My kids eat their fair share of cereal, but I like having a more wholesome option a lot of the times. This Blueberry Chia Pudding is one of those things I know my kids will LOVE and it is an easy way to pack in some nutrition.

This Blueberry Chia Pudding is so simple to make and only requires FOUR whole food ingredients! If you've never cooked with chia seeds before, don't worry - they're much easier to find than they used to be.

Ingredients in Blueberry Chia Pudding

  • Chia Seeds - these tiny little seeds are the main ingredient in this chia seed pudding, and used to be more difficult to find. I can always find them at a store like Whole Foods, but now you can find them at Target or on Amazon. You don't need much for each serving, either. Just a couple tablespoons of chia seeds is all it takes for a serving of chia seed pudding.
  • Milk - I used organic 2% milk this time, but have made this using almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk, too. Any kind of plant-based milk or regular milk will work. Full fat coconut milk would also work well.
  • Blueberries - I used frozen blueberries, but fresh also works. Blueberries add a beautiful color to this blueberry chia pudding, along with delicious blueberry flavors.
  • Maple Syrup - pure maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness to this pudding. If you prefer things sweeter, add up to 2 tablespoons.
Blueberry Chia Pudding

How to Make Blueberry Chia Pudding

As noted, this chia seed pudding recipe is SO easy to make with just a few simple steps and simple ingredients. This recipe makes 2 servings, so I like to make a double batch so I have almost a full week of breakfast.

Combine. To start, combine all of the ingredients - chia seeds, milk, blueberries, and maple syrup - in a blender. Give it a good stir.

Puree. Puree the mixture until your desired consistency. I like to get the blueberries mostly pureed and the chia seeds a little pureed for the best texture for me. This means probably 30 seconds in the blender. If you want a smoother consistency of chia pudding, puree it for 1-2 minutes so the chia seeds are also pureed.

Refrigerate. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. I like to divide mine into individual servings in mason jars. The chia seeds with absorb all of the liquid and become a pudding-like consistency in about 1-2 hours. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. I also like to meal prep and make a big batch of chia pudding to have throughout the week.

Serve. Serve it topped with fresh blueberries or bananas. It's delicious!

Reasons to Love Blueberry Chia Pudding

  • It's healthy. This chia seed pudding is full of healthy ingredients. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and plant based protein. In addition, blueberries are filled with vitamin C and antioxidants. Extra protein and fiber are great for weight loss and maintaining a health diet.
  • It's easy to make! This chia pudding recipe takes 5 minutes to prep and then you're set on breakfasts or snacks!
  • It's filling. This blueberry chia pudding recipe is full of fiber which makes it filling and perfect for a healthy breakfast.
Blueberry Chia Pudding

Fresh vs. Frozen Blueberries

I use whatever I have on hand. I pretty much always have blueberries in my freezer, which I like to use for the pudding part and then top it with fresh blueberries. however, I do love topping it with frozen blueberries sometimes, too! Either works!

How to Store Chia Pudding

Store chia pudding in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Top with berries immediately before serving so the berries do not get soggy.

Chia Pudding Variations

Here are ways to can adapt this chia pudding recipe to suit your preferences.

  • Use a different type of fresh fruit. Fresh berries like strawberries and raspberries would work well, as well as mashed bananas or pureed peaches.
  • Add vanilla extract. Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract for a hint of vanilla flavor.
  • Use any kind of milk. This recipe will work with any dairy or non-dairy milk.
  • Eat as a healthy dessert. This blueberry chia seed pudding is healthy enough for a healthy breakfast but also sweet enough for a high fiber healthy dessert.
  • Add fun toppings. Unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted almonds, whole blueberries, or some blueberry jam would be a delicious topping.
Blueberry Chia Pudding

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Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Chia Pudding is an easy and healthy breakfast or snack recipe!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Refrigerator Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 252kcal

Ingredients

  • cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk any kind will work!
  • cup blueberries frozen or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until pureed. I like to keep a little bit of texture from the chia seeds so I don't blend until smooth, but you can, if you prefer!
  • Place into an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use whatever kind of milk you prefer!
  • Other berries can be substituted, including raspberries and strawberries.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • This recipe makes two small or one large serving. I find it I top it with blueberries and bananas, it's sufficiently filling for two servings!

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 2mg
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