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Very Berry Chia Pudding

April 18, 2022

Better stock up on those chia seeds cause you’re going to love this Very Berry Chia Pudding. Made with a triple berry punch, this healthy snack or breakfast recipe is full of protein and fiber to keep you full for hours.

Glass mug filled with berry chia pudding. A sliced strawberry tops the chia pudding.

Do you fall into food trends? I am 100% guilty of this… Overnight oats took the world by storm and I was obsessed. Then came chia pudding and you better believe I jumped on that train. I love how simple chia pudding is to throw together and how customizable each batch can be!

This berry chia pudding is the ultimate summer treat. Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert… I bet you’ll crave this on the regular!

Why are chia seeds healthy? 

Chia seeds are a powerhouse ingredient. Just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds has 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat (5 of those are omega-3 fatty acids). They are packed with antioxidants and may help with chronic inflammation as well as bone health. Chia seeds definitely live up to their “superfood” name! (Source)

Blue mixing bowl with berry chia pudding ingredients and a wooden spoon.

Here’s What You Need

  • Non-dairy milk – I like using almond or coconut milk.
  • Chia seeds – any chia seeds should work! If you find that your chia seeds are absorbing as much liquid as you’d like, it might be time to buy new chia seeds!
  • Berries – I used a mixture of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Either fresh or frozen works for this recipe!
  • Maple syrup – just a hint of this natural sweetener to balance the berries.
  • Vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer to round out the recipe!

Fresh or Frozen Berries?

For this recipe, either works! I personally like the consistency of fresh berries but frozen berries work just as well. I do find that if I use fresh blueberries, I get more flavor if I mash them up a bit before adding to the mixture. 

Overhead shot of two glass mugs filled with berry chia pudding. Strawberries and spoons surround the mugs.

How to Make Berry Chia Pudding

STEP 1: Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl or mason jar. If you mix in a large bowl, transfer the mixture to a storage container with an airtight lid.

STEP 2: Store in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours to let the chia seeds absorb the liquid and flavor.

STEP 3: Enjoy cold!

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Very Berry Chia Pudding

Better stock up on those chia seeds cause you’re going to love this Very Berry Chia Pudding. Made with a triple berry punch, this healthy snack or breakfast recipe is full of protein and fiber to keep you full for hours.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups non-dairy milk (I like almond or coconut)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen*
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 23 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl or mason jar. If using a bowl transfer to a large container or mason jar once mixed.
  2. Store in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  3. Serve cold.

*if using fresh blueberries, I find you get more blueberry flavor if you mash them up a bit. This is not the case with frozen.

Glass mug of berry chia pudding topped with sliced strawberries. Full strawberries in the background.

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  • Reply
    Kiley
    August 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I was so excited to try this but I waited too long and didn’t have berries. I tried this with about a cup of diced fresh peach instead and added a dash of cinnamon. It was wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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    Tina B
    March 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    If using frozen berries, do you need to thaw them first?

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    Rick N
    March 16, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Excellent recipe and your pictures are stunning! My fiance and I are planning on trying to make this on Sunday. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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    Kelly Renee
    August 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    So, I’m unfortunately allergic to strawberries (breaks my heart!), but am I correct in assuming that I could just up the other two kinds of berries to 3/4 cup each and still end up with something delicious? Or is there another fruit you would recommend as a sub?

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    Barbara
    July 3, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you for this fabulous recipe! I made this after Tasty Yummies reposted your recipe on her FB page and I am super glad I did. We’ve now made this three times in the past week and my daughter requested it for her birthday breakfast. It’s super easy to throw together at night and great to wake up, knowing there is a tasty breakfast all ready to go in the fridge. I am looking forward to exploring your blog!

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    Sasha
    April 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Please help! I wanna jump on the chia band wagon.. But I don’t have a mason jar.. Is it just for looks? Can I cover the bowl with plastic wrap!? Anxiously awaiting your wisdom. S

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      April 17, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      for sure! As long as it’s airtight you’ll be fine 🙂

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    kelli
    April 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Love this! Did you cut, dice, mash or blend all the berries? That color is lovely!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      April 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Just mixed! It takes on the bright blue color if you use frozen blueberries or mash fresh blueberries 🙂

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    Bita
    March 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Hey Davida, go mom! I’m happy my mom has picked up texting…it took a very long time. SnapChatting is Way out of her league. I think our teenaged daughters are slightly horrified that I’m on SnapChat although all their friends are following OvenHug and that’s pretty cute 🙂 I cannot get over the colors of this chia pudding! Either you have a fantastic filter or this thing is amazing! Probably both. thanks for sharing, we’ll try it!

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    March 28, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Hahaha, the things that parents use technology for actually crack me up. My mom asked me to make her an Instagram JUST so she can see my food pictures – I’m literally the one one she follows.

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    Mark Forge
    March 28, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Heard a lot of good stuff about chia seeds, have never tried them. They also seem crazy expensive, where I live. What do they taste like?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 30, 2016 at 8:46 am

      honestly, they don’t have much taste. They take on the taste of whatever flavour you add. They’re nutrition powerhouses so worth the investment for me!

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    March 28, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I’ve never made a berry chia pudding before! Sounds incredible.

    And good job Mom! Parents and technology are fun 😉

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    March 28, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Hi Davida, Happy Easter! Nope, my parents are not fan of and active on social media, they don’t have IG, Pinterest, Twitter or Snapchat accounts. My dad is on FB but he doesn’t use it. Personally I’m happy that they got on board with smartphones and are using What’s App, Viber and sending photos well. So hats off to your Mom! I’m really curious and a bit fearful about thinking how we would compare to our parents vs, technology when we are that age since technology is developing at such a fast pace.

    I’m not on Snapchat, that is a social media I haven’t joined yet, the others keep me more than busy for the time being, I try to catch up first.

    This Very Berry Chia Pudding looks delish, I just made a simply blueberry one this weekend, and we loved it 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 30, 2016 at 8:36 am

      haha I hear ya! It’s all moving so quickly, sometimes I even feel like I can’t keep up! My current favorite is definitely snapchat. With social media feeling so curated, it’s the only one that really feels like it’s happening “in real time”!

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