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This Strawberry Chia pudding recipe is one of our favorite breakfast meal options. Simple to make with just a few handfuls of ingredients, filling, nutritious, and so tasty.

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Chia seeds are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, and antioxidants according to healthline. It is the perfect way to add more protein to your diet especially if you are vegan and looking for more plant-based protein. This strawberry chia seed pudding recipe is creamy, easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients, and perfect to enjoy as breakfast, snack, or dessert. Made with plant-based milk, yogurt for extra creaminess, honey for a bit of sweetness, and then some fresh strawberries.

Recipe Summary

  • Great for on-the-go: If you are always in a rush to leave your house in the morning, grab this pre-made chia pudding jar and have it on your way to work or school—no more skipping breakfast which is the most important meal of the day.
  • Easy to make: Make this chia seed pudding recipe with as little as 5 ingredients and then add any fruits of your choice.
  • Nutritious: What a great way to add more protein and good-for-you fats to your diet. Loaded with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
top view chia seed pudding in a jar, topped with fresh strawberries

INGREDIENTS you will need

  • Chia seeds: of course, this is the main ingredient and can’t be substituted. You may use your favorite brand.
  • Yogurt: You can use any flavored yogurt or brand you prefer. To keep it a plant-based breakfast, use coconut or almond milk-based yogurt that’s vegan-friendly.
  • Milk: Plant-based milk like almond or coconut milk works. Using 2% milk is also fine.
  • Vanilla extract: this ingredient is needed if you don’t use vanilla-flavored yogurt. Otherwise, you can skip it.
  • Honey: we used honey, but for the plant-based option use maple syrup or agave.
  • Strawberries: Any other fruit can be used.
ingredients to make chia seed pudding with fresh strawberries

How to make it

In a medium-sized bowl whisk well the first 5 ingredients.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

milk being poured over chia seeds in a clear bowl

Cut the green ends off and finely chop the strawberries. Or use the chopped function of your food processor for a quick chop.

fresh strawberries in a bowl

Layer the chia pudding and strawberries among your cups.

side shot of strawberry chia pudding in a jar, topped with more strawberries

frequently asked questions

What is chia pudding made of?

Chia pudding is technically made of only 3 simple ingredients. All you need is chia seeds, any milk of choice, and a sweetener like honey or maple syrup. The chia seeds are soaked in the liquid (milk) for at least 4 hours or overnight to get the pudding consistency.

What do chia seeds taste like?

Some may say that chia seeds have no taste because their taste is just so mild. It will taste like whatever milk or ingredients you add to it. Chia seeds have a slightly nutty flavor to them and they can be added to pretty much just for an added nutritious boost.

Are you supposed to chew chia seeds or just swallow them?

That will be a preference. Either way won’t harm you. If you are eating a spoonful of plain chia seeds, your human instinct will be to chew first. It will have a crunchy texture to it. If you are having chia pudding, it will have a pudding-like texture and you may just go with swallowing and not chewing.

3 jars of chia pudding on a white wood platter

REcipe notes and tips

  • Milk: any milk of choice works. If you want to keep this vegan-friendly, use any plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk.
  • Use plain greek yogurt. Vanilla-flavored works too. You may also use plant-based yogurt.
  • You may use strawberries or any other fruits of choice if you don’t like strawberries.
  • Chia seeds need to soak to get a pudding-like texture. So you need to refrigerate for at least 4 hours or leave it to soak overnight.

Storage Recommendations

Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, place the frozen chia pudding in the fridge overnight and allow it to thaw.

top view chia seed pudding in a jar topped with strawberries

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5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
side shot of strawberry chia pudding in a jar, topped with more strawberries
Creamy and delicious chia seed pudding made with almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and honey. Topped with fresh or mashed strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup yogurt , sour cream, or plant-based
  • 2 cups almond milk, coconut milk, or milk of choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey, or maple syrup
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, or any other berries

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk well the first 5 ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Cut the green ends off and finely chop the strawberries. Or use the chopped function of your food processor for a quick chop.
  • Layer the chia pudding and strawberries among your cups.

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Notes

  • serving size: one small jar. If the jars are bigger then it will make 2 servings
  • any milk of choice works.
  • use plain greek yogurt. Vanilla flavored works too
  • you may use strawberries or any other fruits of your choice.
  • refrigerate for at least 4 hours or leave it to soak overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 182mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 9gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 335mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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