Blueberry Chia Pudding

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Blueberry chia pudding is a healthy sweet snack, breakfast, or even a dessert. It’s super easy to make and delicious, on top of it all vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Chia seeds have come on to the healthy living scene in full force. They are tiny little seeds (that look a lot like poppy seeds) and are full of nutrition and added health benefits.

Pudding is very delicious as a snack or a dessert. However, regular pudding can have a lot of extra and unnecessary sugar and additives.

cup of chia pudding with blueberry topping

Each serving contains less than 300 calories. Therefore, this chia seed pudding is definitely a great dessert alternative.

This blueberry chia pudding recipe is a simple way to try out the concept. With just a few ingredients and a tasty blueberry sauce, you’ll soon find yourself enjoying this alternative.

two cups of chia pudding

Ingredients You’ll Need

Chia seeds (¼ cup) – Chia seeds are high in protein, fiber, and omega-3s.  These seeds are gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and even keto-friendly. They are the main ingredient for any chia pudding!

Almond milk (1 cup) – Almond milk is a great dairy alternative with low amounts of sugar and calories. Furthermore, almond milk is high in vitamin E and calcium.

The almond milk is the creamy base for the pudding. Some substitutions could be coconut milk, soy milk, or cashew milk.

Vanilla extract (1 tsp) – Using pure vanilla extract is the key here. It will provide an exceptional flavor that cannot be duplicated with any other ingredient. Of course, you can omit it if you don’t have any on hand.

However, it’s not recommended. The added vanilla flavor makes a big difference in the final product.

Maple syrup (2 tbsp) – Maple syrup is another ingredient that shouldn’t be replaced with an artificial version. Pure maple syrup is how the pudding is naturally sweetened.

Frozen blueberries (1 ½ cup) – Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C. The blueberries create a jam-like topping placed on top of the pudding for extra flavor and sweetness.

Water (2 tbsp)

How to Make Blueberry Chia Pudding

It’s important to note the pudding and the sauce can be made separately and at different times.

Step 1. To make the blueberry sauce, pour the berries and water into a saucepot. Next, bring the berries and water to a slight boil on medium-high heat.

Step 2. Start to mash the berries with the back of a spoon as they start to soften and cook. You may need to add extra water here to keep a jam-like consistency.

Next, reduce the heat and then let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes. It will start to thicken, and that is what you want.

Remove the sauce from the stove and allow it to cool. It will thicken up again to create your sauce to top the pudding with. The sauce can be kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

Step 3. Combine the almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a bowl. Second, mix so that everything is incorporated.

Step 4. The next step is to cover the chia seed pudding with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

This is when the chia seeds will thicken the pudding and create the creamy, thick texture we are looking for.

Step 5. Pour half of the pudding into two separate small bowls. Then you can top the pudding with the blueberry sauce. It’s time to serve and enjoy!

steps to make chia pudding

Is Chia Seed Pudding Good for Weight Loss?

Incorporating chia seeds into your diet is known to aid in weight loss. Therefore, chia seed pudding is a great menu option when you are trying to lose weight.

This is mostly because chia seeds help aid in digestion because of their high fiber content. It’s important to note that they are also high in calories.

spoonful of blueberries and chia pudding

Other Chia Pudding Recipes You Might Like

Love videos? Check out the video I’ve made over on youtube on how to make chia puddings of all types:

vegan blueberry chia pudding
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Blueberry Chia Pudding

By Karo @ AllNutritious
This blueberry chia pudding is refreshing, yummy, sweet, and easy to make. It's gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
Cook: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses


Blueberry sauce

  • 1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Mix chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Add blueberries with water to a saucepan and heat it up on medium-high heat.
  • Cook for around 5 minutes and then mash the blueberries with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add more water if needed.
  • Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes or so. Let it cool down.
  • Separate the chia pudding into 2 cups or glasses and pour over the blueberry sauce.

Recipe Video


Serving: 1 glass | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.8g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 26g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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