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The Best Chia Pudding 

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite breakfast recipes, ever! You might think that’s a bold statement to make, but honestly this recipe is just that delicious. Plus, it’s full of healthy fats and fiber to keep you full and satisfied. 

What is Chia Seed Pudding?

In recent years, chia seeds have developed quite the reputation as a health food and for good reason (more on this below). Chia seeds are a well-balanced seed filled with fiber, fat, and protein. In fact, they’re often considered to be a superfood! These small seeds have a similar texture to poppyseeds, as they’re small and gritty. 

It might sound overly simplistic, but chia seed pudding is created by combining chia seeds with the liquid of your choice. After being refrigerated for a few hours, the soaked chia seeds create a creamy, pudding-like consistency. Coconut milk chia seed pudding is my favorite, as it’s creaminess is incredibly satisfying and decadent!

Chia Seed Pudding Nutrition

This healthy Chia Seed Pudding recipe is paleo and keto-approved. Meaning, it’s free of gluten, grains, dairy, refined sugars, and other inflammatory ingredients. As an advocate for holistic health and wellness, this is a huge win in my book! 

As mentioned, chia seeds are rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain a whopping:

  • 11g fiber

  • 4g protein

More so, these nutrient-dense seeds contain the most omega-3 fatty acids of all plant sources. And, they’re considered to be a complete protein. Win-win!

How to Serve Chia Seed Pudding

As a chia seed pudding professional, I recommend topping this recipe with fresh or frozen berries, raw nuts or seeds, nut butter, or grain-free granola.

You can eat this chia seed pudding for breakfast, dessert, or a midday snack. Take your pick!


Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Cook Time 10 minutes 

Servings: 3

Total time: 15 minutes 


  • 1 can full fat coconut milk 

  • 5 tbsp chia seeds 

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 


  1. Empty coconut milk into a container or bowl and whisk until smooth if it has separated. 

  2. Add in chia seeds and vanilla and whisk until smooth 

  3. Leave for 5 minutes and then whisk again to allow it to gel consistently. 

  4. Separate into containers if desired and store in the fridge.


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