A healthy chia seed pudding with almond milk that gets topped with a delicious no sugar blueberry sauce. Blueberry chia pudding makes for a healthy meal prep breakfast or snack that comes together fast and has just 250 calories per serving. It's a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
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While most mornings we seem to go back and forth between a vegan blueberry protein smoothie or overnight oats, our third most popular breakfast of choice is a simple yet healthy chia seed pudding. If you've never made it, you're in for quite the treat!
We love to eat overnight chia seeding pudding with almond milk as part of a healthy meal prep rotation. They're also delicious topped with our almond maple granola.
Why You'll Love This!
- Blueberry chia pudding comes together in just 5 minutes, no cooking required unless you make our optional blueberry sauce!
- Chia seed pudding is healthy, vegan (when using maple syrup), low carb, gluten-free and easy to adapt to a variety of health considerations. Chia seeds are high fiber, low in carbs, and high in protein and not only have 8 grams of carbs but they also have 8 grams of fiber to make them 0 net carbs (without the sweetner).
- While making overnight chia seed pudding gets the best texture, your pudding is technically ready to eat after 3 hours of refrigeration.
- It makes for the BEST meal prep breakfast on the go OR as a healthy high protein high fiber filling snack.
The basis of a simple chia seed pudding recipe just includes chia seeds, sweetener, and your milk or choice. We jazzed things up a bit and created a 5 minute blueberry sauce using frozen berries with no added sugar to make this a healthy dessert like meal.
CHIA SEED PUDDING
- almond milk (or coconut or oat milk) - really any milk will work here! We love to use almond milk since it's low calorie, dairy-free, and low carb but pick your preference.
- chia seeds
- sweetener (maple syrup, agave, or honey)
- vanilla extract (optional) - adds an extra punch of flavor
BLUEBERRY SAUCE (optional)
- frozen blueberries - you can also use fresh blueberries
- lemon juice - freshly squeezed is best! Please don't use concentrate
- cornstarch - used to thicken the sauce
** Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities **
- Small mixing bowl
- Mason jars
- small skillet - for cooking the blueberry sauce
How to Make Chia Seed Pudding
Making blueberry chia pudding is as simple as combining 3-4 ingredients and letting it set in the fridge. Add our optional yet delicious blueberry sauce recipe if you have extra time!
Overnight Chia Seed Pudding
In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut milk, vanilla extract, sweetener, and chia seeds. Mix until completely combined.
Let it sit for 5 minutes and then stir the mixture again to break up any chia clumps that may have formed.
Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge. Allow the pudding to set for at least 3 hours or ideally overnight.
Start on the optional blueberry sauce (shown below) while the pudding sets in the fridge. Remove the pudding from the fridge and stir before serving.
5 Min Blueberry Sauce
In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, water, and lemon juice over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer.
Mash the blueberries and add the cornstarch. Allow to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken.
Remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool before using.
To create the parfaits, split the pudding into 2 jars or bowls and top it with the blueberry sauce.
You can also garnish with fresh fruit or granola too. Enjoy!
- Our no sugar blueberry sauce is delicious but if you're short on time, totally optional! You can also add a dollop of your favorite jam on top of the chia pudding or a sprinkle of fresh berries.
- The blueberries can be swapped with other fruits like strawberries, mixed berries, or raspberries. You might need to add a touch of honey or other sweeteners to the sauce since some berries taste naturally sweeter than others.
- Chia seed pudding is GREAT for meal prep and will last for days in the fridge. Why not double the recipe to eat it for the week?
- You can also use mason jars to make individual portions of pudding.
- To make the recipe low carb/keto friendly mix in your favorite sweetener such as monk fruit, erythritol, or stevia to taste.
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