Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, full of fiber, iron, niacin, magnesium, and other crucial vitamins and minerals. And, they're super easy to incorporate into your diet with our classic chia seed pudding. Read on for this easy recipe, sure to become a new breakfast staple.

chia seeds in large spoon

What You'll Need

  • measuring cups
  • paper towel
  • mason jars or clear glass
  • colander
  • fruit & veggie wash
  • mixing bowl
  • cutting board
  • paring knife
  • whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or otherdairy-free milk)
  • 5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh fruit (preferably berries)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes or granola for garnish
flat lay of mason jar with pudding and berries

Instructions

Step #1: Soak Time

In bowl, combine milk, chia seeds, maple syrup (optional) and vanilla extract. Mix and place in fridge to soak overnight.

Step #2: Prep the fruit

The next morning, rinse the fresh fruit in fruit and veggie wash (we recommend Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean, available at Target, Walmart, and local health food stores). Then, if you chose strawberries, hull them (remove green top), and quarter. Blueberries and raspberries require no further prep.

pretty chia pudding with blueberries

Step #3: Lovely Layers

Gently pat fruit dry with paper towel. In mason jar, alternate layering chia pudding and fruit until jar is 3/4 full.

Step #4: Crunchy Topper

The final addition to this delectable pudding is to garnish with granola or dried coconut flakes for a textural element. Serve immediately!

Additional Notes

Consider adding more granola and layering with that as well, or alternate using mango purée rather than berries for a tropical twist. You can even skip the vanilla extract and simply use vanilla-flavored milk instead. There are a never-ending array of cool combinations to choose from for all your future chia pudding needs!

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