Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding 🍒 — sweet, comforting, and delicious, yet refreshing, simple, and good for you!

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

When I was in middle school, when the last bell rang and school was over for the day, oftentimes I’d go to this community center with my older sister just a short walk away.  It was like a middle schooler’s dream — TV room, game room, track and field, rock climbing wall, tennis and basketball courts, and vending machines filled to the brim with sugary candies and even sugarier sodas.

I went through candy phases — Hershey’s to Snickers to Sour Patch Kids to Swedish Fish, then back around again to Hershey’s for the cycle to continue (on and on for another few years).

I also went through soda phases — usually either orange soda or Sprite, but when Cherry Coca Cola or Cherry Vanilla Coke was available, it’s like my brain exploded out of excitement.

Cherries + Vanilla = Perfection.

But thinking back now, all I can say is “tsk tsk tsk, Jessica!”  I honestly don’t even want to think about how much refined white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup I used to consume 😑

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

But not to worry.  That sugar-induced coma phase has passed.

Now onto the better, healthier stuff.

This Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding!  It’s seriously a favorite of mine.  It’s perfect for breakfast — lots of fiber and protein to keep you full, and lots of sweet cherries and fuzzy-warm-feelings vanilla to keep you and your sweet tooth happy.

New breakfast favorite?  You bettah believe it!

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

3 servings

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1¾ cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2½ tsp Vanilla Extract (I used homemade!)
  • 60g (5 tbs) Chia Seeds
  • ½ tsp Stevia Extract
  • 30 Pitted Dark Sweet Cherries, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a shaker cup, add the almond milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds and stevia extract.  Cover with the cap and shake.  Pour into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Top each pudding with cherries.  Serve and enjoy!

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

You gotta make this Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding before cherry season is over!  Although, I’m pretty sure you can make this year-round by using frozen cherries.  Just thaw them and top the pudding with it, juice and all ☺️

Enjoy!

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– Jess

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6 comments on “Healthy Cherry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

  1. Gah, I wish I saw this yesterday! I ate all my fresh cherries, but I still have some frozen ones… Will try!

  2. Looks delicious, i like your photos too…!!!

  3. That is a beautiful Chia pudding! Love the cherries for a pop of red! Great pics!

  4. This looks delicious!  Beautiful pics.  I love the combo of cherries and vanilla. Cherries are on my grocery list:-) 

  5. I love your ideas!! Perfect for valentines treat for me and my son’s! Did you use coconut cream on top or whip cream?
    I don’t eat dairy 😉❤ Thanjs Jessica

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