Top 5 Chia Pudding Recipes | Thick And Creamy

While a sweet tooth may come knocking you out of your weight loss goals, it doesn’t have to! This post will share 5 easy chia pudding recipes that support your health while providing the sweet satisfaction you crave!

Healthy Chia Puddings

Chia seeds are popping up all over Instagram these days. In everything from smoothies, to salad, to pudding…chia seeds have got it going on.

Creating much fanfare on the superfood scene, I started getting curious when my friends were consistently raving about the amazing benefits of chia seeds.

Once I researched the health benefits myself, it didn’t take me long to start putting them everywhere! Especially PUDDING! There’s just something about that deliciously thick and creamy mixture that keeps me coming back for more.

Now, there’s a risk for chia puddings to be a bit bland. That’s why I’ve compiled these extra delicious, not-bland-at-all, top 5 chia seed recipes for YOU!

Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

Are There Different Types of Chia Seeds?

There are actually two types of chia seeds; black and white. Black chai seeds usually have a slightly higher protein content. While white chia seeds are higher in Omega-3 fatty acid.

The difference isn’t exactly noticeable, and I wouldn’t recommend one over the other. It’s more a matter of how you’d like your pudding to appear. Do you prefer obviously chia, or a more subtle superfood look?

Is Chia Pudding Good For Weight Loss?

Yes, chia pudding can be great for weight loss. Mostly because chia seeds are jam-packed with fiber! Two tablespoons of chia seeds have 10 grams of fiber which is already 40% of the recommended intake. Can you believe that?

Because diets that are high in fiber are often liked to weight loss, chia pudding can definitely help you lose weight. But there’s a catch! Chia seeds are relatively high in calories so they should always be consumed in moderation.

The four basic ingredients for a chia pudding recipe, separated on a counter, including chia seeds, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and milk.

Is It Okay To Eat Chia Pudding Everyday?

You can absolutely eat chia pudding everyday, in moderation. This comes from first hand experience because my family loves it!

When making chia pudding, you need to also consider the ingredients you use. If you’re adding tons of syrup and sugar, I wouldn’t recommend eating it frequently.

But, as long as you use healthy ingredients, you can feel good about enjoying this tasty (and nutritious) treat daily.

Do Chia Seeds Make You Poop?

You heard right! Chia seeds are a good source of soluble fiber which helps to keep your pooping schedule regular.

Also, when the seeds come into contact with water…notice how a gel forms around it? That gel actually absorbs the water which will soften the stools and make them easier to pass.

While eating chia seeds is encouraged at any time of day, they are excellent to eat in the morning to provide an extra digestion boost and improved bowel movement.

Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

Why Is My Chia Pudding Runny?

Usually when your chia pudding is runny it means you’ve either used too little chia seeds or too much liquid. For a thick and creamy chia pudding, I suggest using around 1/4 cup of chia seeds.

*Let them sit for around 5-10 minutes before whisking them again to prevent clumping.

How To Make Chia Pudding Taste Good

With a few strategically chosen ingredients, you can make your chia pudding taste amazing. Include something savory or sweet and your chia pudding will have that extra oomph!

Here are some of my favorite additions:

  • Spices: y’all know I’m a spice girl, so of course I add them to my chia puddings! Personal faves include cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. You can never go wrong with those three!
  •  Nut butter: Get nutty, literally! Top your chia pudding with some nut butter or stir it in. Whether you use almond butter, cashew butter, or even peanut butter, it’s going to be tasty!
  • Fruits: For those who aim to reduce their processed sugar intake, adding fruits is the perfect natural sweetener. Try mashing in banana to enhance its creamy texture.
  • Chocolate: Has anyone told you recently that chocolate is always a good idea? Well, here’s a reminder! Unsweetened cacao powder is an excellent addition to creamy desserts.
  • Matcha: Who says you can’t double down on superfoods in one dish? Jazz up the flavor of your chia pudding with some matcha…for a matcha made in heaven!
  • Coconut: Need I say more? For that rich and tropical flavor, sprinkle some shaved coconut on top or splash it with some coconut milk.
Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

5 Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

While there’s likely thousands of tasty chia pudding recipes, here’s my top 5!

1. Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

Nothing tastes better than fresh blueberries with chia on a relaxed Saturday morning. This recipe is mellow and smooth and so so easy to make.

Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
setting
30 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This Blueberry Vanilla Chia pudding recipe is mellow and smooth and has all the feels.  It’s so incredible easy to make and is beautiful, too!
Categories: Breakfast, Dessert, Grab n Go, Kid-Friendly, Snack, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 2 chia puddings
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries , plus more for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add the chia seeds, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut milk to a mixing bowl.

  2. Stir this all together and place in the fridge to set. It’s ready to go in just about 30 minutes, but you could leave it overnight if you want.

  3. Remove it from the fridge and stir it together. You can see the chia seeds have formed a gel and the mixture is thicker, more like a pudding.
  4. Mash the blueberries in a small bowl using the back of your fork or a potato masher until they’re smooth. You can also add them to a blender to get them super pureed.

  5. Add these mashed blueberries to the bottom of our jar and then top with the vanilla chia pudding from the fridge.
  6. To serve, top off with some fresh blueberries.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The blueberries will start to turn a little brown the longer they sit so I recommend eating this one fast.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.2g19%
Saturated Fat 4.2g21%
Sodium 44mg2%
Carbohydrates 26.1g9%
Fiber 9.9g40%
Sugar 10.8g12%
Protein 6.8g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2. Overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding

Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

With just a little prep work the night before, your chia pudding reward in the morning is so heavenly, so chocolatey. GET THE RECIPE HERE >

3. Banana Chia Pudding

Healthy Chia Puddings

Got a bunch of overripe bananas at home? This easy vegan chia pudding recipe is best for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert (it’s perfect anytime). GET THE RECIPE HERE >

4. Dark Chocolate Mint Chia Pudding

Healthy Chia Puddings

Some people enjoy chocolate and mint together, and I’m one of them. There’s just something about mixing decadence with cool freshness. Yum! GET THE RECIPE HERE >

5. Matcha Chia Pudding

Healthy Chia Puddings

What’s not to love about THIS colorful, healthy and delicious treat? With only 5 ingredients, Matcha chia pudding is one of the easiest options! GET THE RECIPE HERE >

You know, the hardest part may be choosing which recipe to make first! I’m so curious as to which one you’ll try…Be sure to comment below with your results. And enjoy, of course!

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Chia Pudding Recipes | Thick And Creamy

  1. I couldn’t find the actual directions on how to MAKE the pudding. There are way too many pop up ads on your site. Where did you hide the directions?

    1. Hi Lisa – Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We totally get why this would be frustrating! I went in and tweaked the post a bit to make the recipe links more obvious. The Blueberry Vanilla recipe is right in the post, but I’ll drop the others for you down below:

      https://www.asweetpeachef.com/chocolate-chia-pudding/
      https://www.asweetpeachef.com/banana-chia-pudding/
      https://www.asweetpeachef.com/dark-chocolate-mint-chia-pudding/
      https://www.asweetpeachef.com/matcha-chia-pudding/

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