Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding

If you’ve been looking to change up your breakfast routine (and boost your snacking game), make this Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding!  It’s so light and refreshing, so smooth and creamy, you will FALL. IN. LOVE!

Nuff said.

Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

The year before I went to college and eventually started this blog, I got inspired to live a healthier lifestyle than the one I was living.  At the time, I had just quit working at a pretzel joint in the mall.  I only worked there in the summer between semesters, but in that short period of time I had gained 12lbs.  TWELVE POUNDS IN ONE SUMMER!

I had enough.  I wanted to get healthy.  I wanted to feel better and treat my body better.  A girl can only take so many butter-drenched pretzels.

Thinking about it now, that was around 7 years ago, right before I went to school and decided to major in Nutritional Sciences, where I eventually started this healthy dessert recipe blog.  I’ve learned a lot between then and now, but there’s still a constant — it’s way easier to grab a tasty, all natural juice drink from the fridge than revolve your entire day around cooking and cleaning…  or goin’ to town on a bag of unhealthy potato chips.

When I was in college, I had a pretty structured life: wake up, go to class, workout, go home, sleep, repeat.  As much as I love the grad life nowadays (aka, no exam dates and annoying teachers), and even though I’m still eating healthy foods and desserts, I miss some of the structure and planning and scheduling.  I feel like I do better work when I have time frames and clearly set goals for my personal life, my blog, and my exercise routine.  I used to workout 3-4x a week and it slowly dropped to 1-2x.  I used to be able to do 10 consecutive unassisted pull-ups and it quickly fell to 3.  I do have more on my plate now compared to last year, but that really is no excuse.

I’ve had enough.  I want to achieve balance again!

My first step involved getting a jumbo calendar back up on the wall.  I used this enormous calendar all four years in college.  Each day’s box has enough space for me to write in to-do lists, appointments, hangouts, blog post dates, workouts, etc.

My second step involved having more meal staples.  It’s easy to stay on track when you’ve got Cookie Dough DIY Protein Bars stocked up and ready to go in your freezer.  It’s easy to grab a healthy snack when your fridge has got Raw Matcha Green Tea Fudge, Texas Sheet Cake AND Peanut Butter Apple Yogurt Dip always on hand (these have been regulars for me over the last couple of hectic weeks).

But now I’m gonna add another to the list:  this Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding!

This pudding is SO simple and UBER tasty.  I will be making this (and variations) over and over again.

4 servings

Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Fat per serving: 19

Calories per serving: 340

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Bolthouse Farms® Raspberry Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk, canned
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 120g (10 tbs) Chia Seeds

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the juice, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk in the chia seeds.
  3. Pour into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate overnight.
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Here’s the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Now that’s a guilt-free breakfast, if I do say so myself.

Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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5 comments on “Healthy Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding”

  1. Ch-ch-ch-chia!!! Love it, Jess! Raspberries and blood oranges are such an amazing combo.

  2. 2 questions- why use full fat coconut milk? And how long will they keep in refrigerator? Thanks!

    • I used full fat coconut milk because it’s what I had on hand, and because it firms up quite nicely in the fridge. You can use light coconut milk if you want, but the texture won’t be as thick 🙂
      I’m not sure how long this will last, but I’m sure it’ll last ~1 week or so, give or take? Hope you like the recipe!

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  4. Where do you get those cute jars??

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