Blueberry chia pudding. My blueberry chia seed pudding recipe is so easy to make and super healthy for you! You can make this delicious chia pudding recipe the day of or soak it overnight! Blueberry chia seed pudding is excellent for babies, toddlers, and moms!
Ever since Kim K posted her chia seed pudding recipe, everyone went wild for chia pudding! But the truth is, chia seed pudding has been around for a long time! Whether you love the Kim Kardashian chia seed pudding recipe or make it a different way, its so easy and so healthy!
I recently updated this blueberry chia seed pudding recipe post so if you see different pictures below, it is because this recipe can be served multiple ways! You can either make my purple chia pudding topped with blueberries right in a bowl, layer it as a parfait, or eat straight from the jar!
BLUEBERRY CHIA PUDDING INGREDIENTS
Just a few simple ingredients and you can prep a healthy breakfast or snack for the week ahead! We make these so much and I had to share how easy to make they are.
- chia seeds
- soy milk (or milk of choice)
- vanilla extract
- honey or maple syrup
CAN YOU EAT BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING FOR BREAKFAST?
Yes! Chia seed pudding makes an excellent healthy breakfast. Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein and many minerals to kickstart your metabolism for the day. Top your chia seed pudding with some fresh fruit and nut butter and you have a perfectly balanced meal. ~Registered Dietitian Rosemary Squires
WHY IS CHIA PUDDING SO HEALTHY?
Chia pudding is so healthy because:
- Loaded with fiber! Fiber not only helps keep you full for longer but it supports gut health, hormone balance and overall weight maintenance.
- Contains many healthy fats. Chia seeds are a great source of health fats that support skin and brain health!
- Supports metabolism. The tiny seeds contain so many nutrients like calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
- Powerful antioxidants! Chia seeds contain natural antioxidants that help fight inflammation all over your body.
IS CHIA SEEDS PUDDING GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Yes! It is an excellent food to add to your diet to help improve your gut health and aid in weight loss. As a registered dietitian I frequently recommend chia seeds to women trying to balance their hormones, improve gut health, and lose weight!
- Helps balance hormones
- Loaded with nutrients
- Helps improve gut health
- Helps you poop!
- Great for weight loss!
HOW TO MAKE MY EASY BLUEBERRY CHIA PUDDING
My simple blueberry chia pudding recipe is so easy to make! I love meal prepping my chia pudding for the week ahead. My now 20 month old absolutely loves chia pudding as much as me and has been eating it since she was just 6 months old!
STEP 1: PUREE BLUEBERRIES FOR CHIA PUDDING
The first thing you want to do, is fill a blender with 2 cups of blueberries. Any blender works here. I used my small blender for this recipe. I love using frozen and thawed blueberries in my chia pudding because I notice they are much juicier than fresh blueberries.
If you're using frozen blueberries wait for them to thaw before pureeing them. Frozen blueberries will freeze your chia seeds and your chia pudding will not soak properly.. leaving you with lumpy chia pudding.
Once thawed, puree your blueberries. (Yes you can absolutely use fresh blueberries!). Set your pureed blueberries aside while you make the chia seed pudding.
STEP 2: MAKE CHIA PUDDING WITH NO CLUMPS
Grab 4 small mason jars or any glass jar with a lid and in each jar add:
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ tablespoon honey
- ½ cup milk of choice (I use unsweetened soy milk)
Use a fork to whisk your chia seeds very well. Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the jars to help prevent chia seeds from sticking and creating clumps.
Let your chia seeds rest about 30 seconds and then mix again.
You should mix your chia seed pudding about 5 times within the first 5 minutes, resting in between mixes, to prevent clumps from forming.
The texture of well mixed chia pudding should look like this before storing in the fridge:
STEP 3: STORE BLUEBERRY CHIA PUDDING OVERNIGHT
Divide the pureed blueberries evenly over top of your chia pudding. Add the lids and store your mixed blueberry chia pudding in the fridge overnight! These jars will last up to 5 days in the fridge.
HOW TO EAT BLUEBERRY CHIA PUDDING:
If I have a busy morning, I stir the blueberries down and eat it straight from the jar (this is my toddlers preferred way too). Other mornings when I have more time, I love adding fresh fruit and nut butter on top of my chia pudding!
Here are some healthy topping ideas:
- Fresh fruits like blueberries, mangoes, strawberries, etc.
- Nut/ seed butters like peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter
- Muesli or unsweetened granola
- Hemp seeds or flax seeds
Hope you enjoy! What kind should I make next? Leave me a comment below!
SERVING IDEA: MAKE A CHIA PUDDING PARFAIT JAR LIKE THIS ONE!
Blueberry chia pudding with yogurt is a very delicious and filling breakfast idea. To make the parfait like in the photo below, add layers of blueberry yogurt, the chia pudding, muesli, and fresh blueberries.
Frequently asked questions about my blueberry chia seed pudding recipe.
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!
How do I make overnight blueberry chia pudding?
Whisk your chia pudding together and then store in the fridge in an airtight container to gel overnight. Chia will absorb the maximum amount of liquid and have the best texture when left to soak overnight!
How do I make frozen blueberry chia pudding?
If you are using frozen blueberries, make sure to thaw them first before mixing into your chia seeds. If they are frozen they can freeze your milk and make your pudding very clumpy!
Is it OK to put chia seeds in yogurt?
Yes! You can mix chia seeds right into yogurt. For a delicious texture and to properly soak your seeds I would stir a bit of milk in with the yogurt.
Other Healthy Chia Seed 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
- Coconut Chia Pudding
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Blueberry Chia Pudding (Baby & Toddler Friendly!)
- 4 mason jars with lids
For the blueberry chia seed pudding:
- 2 cups blueberries ½ cup per jar
- 8 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoon per jar
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon per jar
- 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup ½ tablespoon per jar
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk, or milk of choice ½ cup per jar
Blueberry chia pudding topping ideas:
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh mango chunks
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- muesli or granola
How to puree blueberries for chia pudding
- Add 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries to your blender. If using frozen blueberries (my personal preference they tend to be juicier), allow to thaw.
- Blend on high for about 30 seconds until your blueberries are totally pureed. Set aside while you make the vanilla chia seed pudding.
How to make make the chia seed pudding with no clumps
- Grab 4 small mason jars or any small glass container with a lid. In each jar add 2 tablespoons chia seeds, ½ teaspoon vanilla, ½ tablespoon honey, and ½ cup milk of choice.
- Use a fork to whisk your chia seeds very well. Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the jars to help prevent chia seeds from sticking and creating clumps.Let your chia seeds rest about 30 seconds and then mix again.You should mix your chia seed pudding about 5 times within the first 5 minutes, resting in between mixes, to prevent clumps from forming.
- Divide the pureed blueberries evenly over top of your chia pudding. Add the lids and store your mixed blueberry chia pudding in the fridge overnight! These jars will last up to 5 days in the fridge.
Blueberry chia seed pudding was originally published on January 13th 2020 and made with a mixture of chia seeds, milk, beet root powder, and blue spirulina powder for color. This recipe was updated on January 5th, 2023 to include pureed blueberries, vanilla extract and honey instead of the powders.