Blueberry chia pudding with yogurt and muesli. Make this blueberry chia pudding jar for a quick breakfast that boasts huge nutritional benefits!
I love chia pudding! It is part of my meal prep every single week. I eat it as a snack usually. But when I want a quick breakfast, I like adding yogurt and muesli to my chia pudding for a complete meal.
Let me show you how to make a blueberry chia pudding with yogurt and muesli!
BLUEBERRY CHIA PUDDING PARFAIT INGREDIENTS
- chia seeds
- soy milk
- blue spirulina powder
- pink pitaya powder
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MY BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING PARFAIT
- Chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse! The tiny seeds contain so many nutrients like calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. They are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and fat.
- Soy milk/ plant based milk compared to cows milk has about half the calories with similar nutrient composition. It is great for your bone health. Make sure you are choosing organic soy milk. Soy is one of the largest GMO crops in the United States.
- Blue spirulina is loaded with micro nutrients including B-vitamins, iron, and even chlorophyll! Research has linked it to so many health benefits, even reducing cancer risk!
- Pink pitaya powder comes from dragon fruit! It has a mildly sweet flavor and a vibrant color! The color is thanks to it high antioxidant content.
- Blueberries are a super food! They are loaded with cancer and disease fighting antioxidants. Wild blueberries have been found to be even more nutritious!
- Muesli is made of oats and dried berries. This adds some extra fiber to your parfait. Did you know? Your healthy gut bacteria need fiber, like the kind found in oatmeal, to thrive!
HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY CHIA PUDDING
STEP 1: MIX MILK AND CHIA SEEDS
First, combine the milk with the chia seeds, blue spirulina powder, and pink pitaya powder. Make sure you stir every few minutes until it is evenly gelled. I like to add half of the milk and wait about 10 minutes.
Then, I will add the other half of the milk and stir it again. You can also make chia pudding 1-2 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge overnight.
Other chia pudding options:
- use mashed blueberries in the chia pudding
- mix chia with blueberry yogurt
STEP 2: MAKE THE YOGURT
I stirred more blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder into the plain yogurt. You can play with the colors and add more pink or blue to see what color you come up with! The more color you add, the darker it will be, especially if you add more of the blue spirulina!
Other yogurt options:
- blueberry yogurt
- plant based blueberry yogurt (coconut milk, almond milk, etc.)
- mashed or pureed blueberries stirred into plain yogurt
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED PARFAIT
If you're making a blueberry parfait and not just chia pudding layer it with all these ingredients:
- gelled chia pudding
- fresh blueberries
- muesli or granola
To make the parfait, all I did was layer scoops of the chia pudding, yogurt, blueberries, and muesli!
You can make the whole parfait a few days ahead of time to bring to work or school with you! Make sure you don’t store the pre-made chia pudding for more that 4 days!
Hope you enjoy!
Frequently asked questions about my blueberry chia seed pudding.
Can I make just the blueberry chia pudding?
Yes! You can mash blueberries in with the chia seeds for just blueberry chia pudding. I like adding yogurt, fruit, and muesli so I can make it a complete breakfast. But blueberry chia pudding on its own makes a great snack!
Can I make blueberry chia pudding with coconut milk?
Yes! Simply use coconut milk in place of soy milk in my recipe. Add in some coconut flakes too for a delicious tropical coconut flavor!
Is blueberry chia pudding good for baby?
Yes! You can give chia pudding to babies who are eating! Chia pudding is excellent in fiber, healthy fats, calcium, and more. For 6-12 months old give 1-2 teaspoons per day. For 12 months and older give 1 tablespoon per day.
How do I make overnight blueberry pudding?
Whisk your chia pudding together and then store in the fridge in an airtight container to gel overnight. This is how I usually make it because the chia absorb the maximum amount of liquid and have the best texture when left to soak overnight!
Other Healthy Chia Seed Pudding Recipes:
- Pomegranate Raspberry Chia Pudding
- Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding
- Rainbow Chia Pudding
- Pink Pitaya Chia Pudding
- No Cook Chia Jam (Blueberry, Blackberry, & Raspberry!)
- Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding
- Golden Milk Chia Pudding
- Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding
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Blueberry Chia Pudding with Yogurt
- Whisk or fork
For the chia seed pudding:
For the chia seed pudding:
- Combine the milk with the chia seeds. Make sure you stir every few minutes until it is evenly gelled. I like to add half of the milk and wait about 10 minutes. Then, I will add the other half of the milk and stir it again. You can also make this 1-2 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Stir in blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder to get the shade of purple that you like.
For the purple yogurt:
- I stirred in blue spirulina and pink pitaya powder to the yogurt. You can play with the colors and add more pink or blue to see what color you come up with! The more color you add, the darker it will be, especially if you add more of the blue spirulina!
How to layer the jar:
- To make the parfait, all I did was layer scoops of the chia pudding, yogurt, blueberries, and muesli.
- You can make the whole parfait a few days ahead of time to bring to work or school with you! Make sure you don’t store the pre-made chia pudding for more than 3 or 4 days because once it is gelled it can go bad pretty quickly!