Healthy Strawberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
I’ve teased you on Instagram LONG ENOUGH! The time for me to share the beginnings of my chia seed pudding obsession has begun. Let us commence with this Healthy Strawberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding — with generous layers of vibrant and sweet strawberry puree and warming vanilla-infused chia seed pudding, we’ve got a really tasty treat on our hands!
Prior to my first chia pudding ever, a Raspberry Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding, I had a serious aversion to chia seeds. They smelled weird to me, they reminded me of little bugs, and I absolutely hated their crunch whenever I tried them in a smoothie. Oh, and they got stuck in my teeth all. the. time.
BUT, there’s some sort of magic that happens when you soak ’em overnight. They gel up like cray cray and all of a sudden, with a few extra ingredients, they taste GOOD, they’re no longer crunchy, and they’re actually quite purdy to look at.
When I see a chia pudding, I no longer think about those widdle baby chia seeds as “bugs.” The texture isn’t bad at all, in fact, I really like it. It’s in between a raspberry or blackberry smoothie and tapioca or rice pudding.
I lurv it. I think you will too!
Healthy Strawberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
- 1¾ cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 5 tbs Chia Seeds
- 4 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc)
- 8 oz Frozen Strawberries (thawed completely)
- In a shaker cup, add the almond milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds and sweetener. Cover with the cap and shake. Pour into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate overnight.
- In a small blender (I used my NutriBullet), puree the strawberries. Pour the puree evenly into the jars. Serve and enjoy!
I topped some of my puddings with coconut cream and some with freshly sliced strawberries. Both are deeeelicious 🙂
Can you believe this has got just 150 calories per serving?! Plus, 10g of filling fiber and 6g of protein.
POWER TO YA.
Well, that’s all for today folks! Hope you like/LOVE the recipe! And make sure to stay tuned for the next bazillion Chia Seed Pudding recipes.
YUMMMM! Can’t wait for more of these recipes! <3
What size jars are these? And how long will the pudding last in the fridge?
The round jar is a 16oz jar, and I think the martini-looking glass holds around 8oz? Maybe 12oz?
I think this pudding will last around 3 days in the fridge, but it depends on how fresh your strawberries are. Hope this helps! 🙂
Can I use raspberries or blueberries instead?
Of course! I’m sure any fruit would work here in place of the strawberries 🙂
I find chia pudding has a lot better mouth feel and taste if you grind the chia seed
to a powder first then add then it more like a smooth instant milk pudding.
What a delicious snack/dessert! I don’t have chia pudding because I’m generally not successful with it, but I’d LOVE to try this!
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Colorful, pretty & an easy intro to chia puddings!
Have you tried Monkfruit extract (Lo Han) in this? We tried the stevia/truvia and it was just a touch ‘artificial’ tasting somehow? Monkfruit is now in those ‘squeezy drops’ bottles like stevia is, but unlike with truvia the Lo Han stuff is usually “all fruit or peel extract” instead of the Erythritol mix.
I’ve never tried monk fruit before because I am happy with the taste of stevia and Truvia, but feel free to sub it if you like that better! 🙂
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How long can chia pudding be left in the refrigerator before it spoils or dose it?
I would say this recipe would last ~2 days because of the fresh strawberries. However a recipe like my Matcha Chia Pudding (https://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-matcha-green-tea-chia-seed-pudding/) would probably last ~5 days since nothing in it is super perishable 🙂
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What chia seeds did you use? The ones I have are 60 calories per tbs. Adding 5 tbs wold make that 300 calories just in the chia seeds alone.
My chia seeds have 60 calories per tbs too. The entire recipe has 450 calories and yields 3 servings. 450/3 = 150 calories per serving.
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My chia pudding did not set up. It was still liquid the next day? What did I do wrong?
That’s strange, I’ve never had that happen before. Did you substitute any ingredients? And did you measure with a measuring spoon?
You can always add an extra tablespoon of chia seeds if that ever happens! 🙂
Hi,just wandering how did u layered the pudding as the chia was left in the fridge overnight to set… how do we get strawberries underneath the chia on the next day or you just rearranged in other dish after ? 🤔🤣
I arranged the chia seed pudding the next day once everything was thickened 🙂
how many cups does this recipe make and how many is one serving?
How many grams/ounces are those packets of sweetener? I only use honey and need to figure out how much to use.
This looks delicious 😋 What does 4 packets of Truvia equal please?
I don’t use sweetener in packets.