Strawberry Chia Pudding

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This strawberry chia pudding is a sweet, nutritious breakfast or dessert the family will love. Refreshing, nutritious, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

Strawberries can bring a lot of flavor and color to a meal. They are beautiful, bright red berries full of sweet, juicy flavor that we all love.

cup of chia pudding with sliced strawberries on top

In this strawberry chia pudding, the strawberries are the star of the show. However, there are hidden nutrients added into this pudding that you wouldn’t even guess were there!

Because of these added health benefits, this strawberry chia pudding is a great addition to a weight loss diet or healthy eating plan.

two cups of chia pudding

Ingredients You’ll Need

Oat milk (1 cup) – Oat milk is a dairy-free milk alternative. It’s also vegan, soy-, and nut-free. It’s fortified with Vitamin B and is a great choice for this recipe.

Oat milk is pretty easy to find now that it’s become popular (either in stores or online). But if you cannot find any, you can also substitute with almond or coconut milk.

Vanilla extract (1 tsp) – Using pure vanilla extract is the key here. It will provide the best flavor. It’s not crucial to the pudding’s nutritional elements, so you can omit it if you don’t have any on hand.

You could also substitute with a small amount of vanilla bean paste or another type of extract (like almond).

Chia seeds (1/4 cup) – Chia seeds are the main ingredient in chia pudding. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, and omega-3s.  These seeds are gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and even keto-friendly.

Maple syrup (1 tbsp) – Maple syrup is an ingredient that shouldn’t be replaced with an artificial version. Pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener for the pudding.

It also provides antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals organically.  Honey and agave are comparable substitutes for maple syrup.

Strawberries (1 cup) – Strawberries are the highlight of this particular recipe. Frozen strawberries will work if you do not have fresh available.

Some other berries that you could try are blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Water (2 tbsp)

ingredients for chia pudding

How to Make Strawberry Chia Pudding

Step 1. The first step to making the strawberry mixture is putting strawberries and water in a blender to combine.

Afterward, you can store this sauce in a small container in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Step 2. Next, combine the chia pudding ingredients in a bowl. Be sure to mix them together well so that everything is mixed thoroughly.

Step 3. Next, wrap the bowl with plastic wrap. Then, you will place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least four hours. This step is essential because it is the time needed for the pudding to thicken.

After the time has passed, you’re ready to serve the pudding. It’s time to go back to the refrigerator and remove both of the items.

Step 4. Next, portion out the strawberry mixture into two serving bowls. After that, top the strawberry mixture with even portions of the chia pudding.

Now garnish the pudding with a few strawberry slices, and you are done! It’s time to grab a spoon and enjoy.

steps to make chia pudding

How Long Can Chia Pudding Last in the Fridge?

Chia seed pudding is a great item to make ahead of time for weekly meal prep. It can stay fresh for as long as five days in the refrigerator.

It’s best to either wrap each portion or use small containers with lids to keep the chia pudding as fresh as possible. Small, single-serve cups like this would work great.

two cups of chia pudding

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For all the visual learners out there, here is a full tutorial on how to make this chia pudding and extra 6 other chia puddings.

vegan strawberry chia pudding
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Strawberry Chia Pudding

By Karo @ AllNutritious
This refreshing strawberry chia pudding is a yummy, light breakfast or dessert recipe. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Prep: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses

Ingredients 

Strawberry blend

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 tbsp water

Topping (optional)

  • Strawberry slices

Instructions 

  • Mix oat milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Cover the bowl in refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Blend strawberries with water in a blender. Divide them into 2 cups/glasses.
  • Top the strawberry blend with the chia pudding out of the refrigerator.
  • Add a few strawberry slices on top.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 glass | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 8.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.8g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 21g

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

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