Skip to main content

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Get ready to treat yourself guilt-free! Today, I’m thrilled to unveil two mouthwatering chia seed pudding recipes that redefine dessert satisfaction. If you’ve been on the hunt for a treat that’s as wholesome as it is delicious, look no further!

Let’s talk pudding. While many creamy classics pack on the dairy, chia seed pudding flips the script. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and best of all, it’s dairy-free! Imagine a tantalizing twist on old favorites like rice pudding or tapioca but with a nutritious boost. With chia seed pudding, you don’t have to compromise—your health and taste buds are in for a treat!

Why are chia seeds healthy?

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition and health benefits. They’re packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. These tiny seeds contain antioxidants to combat aging and disease, aid digestion, support weight loss, and promote heart health.

Whether you’re looking to boost energy, improve bone strength, or manage blood sugar levels, chia seeds are easy to incorporate into your diet through smoothies, salads, and more. They’re gluten-free and versatile, making them a smart choice for almost any dietary preference.

Nutritional Value

  • Chia seeds are nutrient-packed superfoods known for their high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They support heart health, aid digestion, and are easy to incorporate into a variety of dishes, making them a valuable addition to a healthy diet.
  • Vanilla offers antioxidants like vanillin and trace amounts of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It also contains small quantities of B vitamins. Its primary appeal lies in enhancing flavors in cooking and baking.
  • Raspberries are a nutritional powerhouse: they’re high in fiber for digestive health, rich in vitamin C and manganese, packed with antioxidants like quercetin and ellagic acid, low in calories for weight management, and possess anti-inflammatory properties that promote overall health and wellness.
  • Limes are bursting with vitamin C for immune support, antioxidants to fight oxidative stress, dietary fiber for digestion, and citric acid to aid in nutrient absorption, all in a low-calorie package that adds zest and flavor to your meals.
  • Maple syrup contains minerals, antioxidants, and trace B vitamins, and is valued for its unique flavor.
  • Almond milk is a low-calorie dairy alternative with protein and healthy fats, and fortified with vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D. It’s suitable for those avoiding dairy.

Check the recipes below:

Vanilla Chia Pudding
Indulge in the delightful Vanilla Chia Pudding, infused with fresh vanilla beans! This versatile recipe is a joy to prepare, offering a heartwarming breakfast or snack option ready in minutes.

Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
5 tablespoons chia seeds
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
½ fresh vanilla bean pod (slice down the middle, open up, and scrape out the tiny seeds)

How to Scrape a Vanilla Pod
For this recipe, begin by slicing in half the vanilla bean with a paring knife. Carefully scrape out the seeds with the knife’s tip to add flavorful vanilla goodness to your chia pudding.

🍃Creating delicious vanilla chia pudding is a breeze! 🌼

Directions

Step 1: Mix all liquid ingredients in a bowl and add chia seeds and vanilla beans until frothy and well combined.

Step 2: Pour into two 8oz mason jars with lids, dividing the mixture evenly between the two jars. Tighten lids and chill in the fridge overnight until perfectly creamy and ready to enjoy.

Topping Ideas
Here are some delicious and allergy-safe toppings for vanilla chia seed pudding:

  • Fresh berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries add sweetness and antioxidants.
  • Sliced Banana- creamy and naturally sweet, bananas complement the pudding’s texture.
  • Chopped Nuts- options like almonds, walnuts, or pecans provide crunch and healthy fats.
  • Granola- choose a nut-free and gluten-free option for a satisfying crunch.

These toppings not only enhance the flavor and texture of vanilla chia seed pudding but are also safe for those with common allergies. Enjoy experimenting with different combinations to find your favorite!

Here’s another Recipe for Chia Pudding

Raspberry Chia Pudding
Prepare to delight both your taste buds and your senses with Raspberry Chia Pudding —it’s a feast for the eyes and a treat for your palate. Bursting with antioxidants, it’s perfect for any time of day—whether as a snack, meal, or dessert.

Ingredients
For the chia pudding:

  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 5 tbsp chia seeds

For topping:

  • 1/2 banana, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh or defrosted wild blueberries or regular blueberries

Directions

Step 1: Place the raspberries in a bowl and mash very well with a fork.
Step 2: Stir in the almond or coconut milk, maple syrup or raw honey, lime zest and juice and chia seeds.
Step 3: Set aside to soak for 2-3 hours, until thick and jelly-like.
Step 4: Divide the chia pudding between two jars or bowls and serve with bananas, raspberries and blueberries.

How to Store Chia Pudding
Store in an airtight container in the fridge, where it’ll stay fresh and ready to enjoy for up to 5-7 days.
Enjoy these wholesome treats and immerse yourself in a world of deliciousness! Be sure to check out the video, give it a thumbs up, and share it with your friends! Here’s to savoring every spoonful of your chia seed pudding adventures!

Learn more about living a holistic life and schedule a discovery call with us. During this call, we can discuss your symptoms in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.

If you haven’t joined our Private Facebook Group please do so now and be a part of our vibrant community!

DISCLAIMER: The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.

Leave a Reply