Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious sweet treat made using simple ingredients. Made using fresh blueberries, this chia seed pudding is filled with essential fatty acids, protein, fibre and antioxidants.
Chia pudding is a highly nutritious and healthy dessert made using chia seeds and your preferred milk. It is a great low calorie, yet wholesome dish that can be eaten as a snack, dessert or breakfast! If you love this blueberry chia pudding recipe then you need to try my Banana Chia Pudding and Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.
What's to Love About Blueberry Chia Pudding
- great to meal prep - make this chia seed pudding recipe ahead of time for the perfect healthy breakfast on the go or a snack to keep the sugar cravings at bay.
- quick and easy - this recipe uses just 6 simple ingredients and is prepared in under 10 minutes.
- plant based - all of my chia pudding recipes are vegan, using plant-based milk.
- no refined sugars - this blueberry chia pudding has natural sweetness from the blueberries and coconut milk, with only a little added sugar in the form of pure maple syrup.
Ingredients Notes & Substitutions
Read on to see any ingredients notes and possible substitutions for this easy blueberry coconut chia pudding. As usual, all of the ingredient quantities can be found in the full recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- chia seeds - for this recipe I have used white chia seeds but you can also use black chia seeds. Nutritionally they are almost identical so it really doesn't matter which one you use.
- coconut milk beverage - not to be confused with tinned coconut milk, which would be far too rich in this recipe. I have used the coconut beverage. You can also use any other non-dairy milk like oat milk, almond milk, soy milk etc. Just use the milk of your choice!
- pure maple syrup - I always use pure maple syrup and not maple flavored syrup, which is made using high fructose corn syrup, yuck! You can also use honey, agave or monk fruit to sweeten. Please note that if you are using monk fruit you will need to use less then 1 tablespoon as it is a lot sweeter then maple syrup.
- vanilla extract
- fresh blueberries - you could definitely use frozen blueberries, however they will need to defrost before blending them with the other liquids.
- coconut yogurt - this ingredient is optional, however does result in a creamier chia pudding. You can also use Greek yogurt or your own personal favorite. I usually opt for unsweetened though as the pudding is sweet enough already.
How to Make Blueberry Chia Pudding
This recipe really is so simple, and if you follow my step-by-step instructions then there is no way you can go wrong.
Make the blueberry milk.
For the best texture I love to add the whole blueberries, milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup to a high powered blender or food processor. Blend until the liquid is smooth. Pour the "blueberry smoothie" into a medium sized bowl.
Add the chia seeds.
Pour the chia seeds into the bowl and whisk to combine. Continue to whisk until the chia seeds start to absorb the liquid. You don't have to whisk the entire time, just keep coming back to it every few minutes so that the chia seeds don't clump together.
Add the yogurt.
This step is optional but results in a creamy chia pudding. Once the mixture is really starting to thicken, add the yogurt and whisk to combine.
Set the chia seed pudding.
Divide the chia pudding between two glass jar or containers. Place the lid on and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve the blueberry chia pudding topped with a dollop of yogurt, a sprinkle of coconut flakes and some extra, fresh blueberries.
There are so many optional extras that you can add to chia pudding to make it even more delicious. Try topping your chia pudding with:
- nut butter like almond butter or peanut butter. Or tahini for a nut free version.
- fresh fruit or fresh berries (whatever is seasonal at the time).
- chopped nuts
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have so many health benefits. They are a tiny but mighty nutritional powerhouse! Chia seeds are an excellent source of:
- essential amino acids
- plant based omega 3 (healthy fats)
Using chia seeds in a healthy snack like chia seed pudding can help to curb blood sugar levels (thanks to the fiber, protein and healthy fats). The healthy fats and fiber promote gut health by providing prebiotics, which feed the good bacteria in our guts. They are also a fabulous way to add extra protein to your diet and are a great addition to nutritious meals.
Store the chia puddings in individual serving sized airtight containers or glass jars - I love using small mason jars. Store the blueberry chia pudding in the fridge with the lid on for up to 3 days.
- High speed blender or food processor
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Mason jars or airtight containers
- ⅔ cup blueberries fresh
- 1 cup coconut milk beverage
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut yogurt
- fresh blueberries
- coconut flakes
- Add the blueberries, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut milk beverage to a blender jug and blend until smooth.
- Add the chia seeds to a medium sized bowl. Pour in the liquid and whisk to combine. Continue to whisk until the chia seeds start to absorb the liquid.
- Add the yogurt and whisk to combine.
- Transfer to individual serving sized jars, fix the lids on firmly and refrigerate until set.
- Serve topped with coconut yoghurt, coconut flakes and extra blueberries.
- nut butter or tahini
- chopped nuts
- yogurt of choice