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Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding

May 6, 2014

This Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding combines two heart-healthy ingredients, kefir and chia seeds to make a delicious and flavorful dessert or snack recipe! 

I like to think that I know a lot about health foods and trends. I can tell you about the difference between chia, hemp and flax seeds, inform you on lemon water, and tell you how to pronounce quinoa. BUT that doesn’t mean that I am always learning! I was recently chatting with my friend Lee and she casually brought up kefir. I had no idea what it was but in classic Davida fashion, set out to learn everything there was to know about this new-to-me food.

What is kefir?

Kefir is basically a drinkable yogurt. It is a fermented drink, traditionally made using cow’s or goat’s milk. It contains a wide range of probiotic strains that are beneficial for gut health.

You can actually make kefir at home but I have yet to tackle that project. Find it at your local health foods store in the refrigerator section.

You can drink kefir on it’s own, swap out your liquid in smoothies for kefir and/or use kefir as the liquid in chia pudding. I’m excited to keep experimenting with this ingredient!

Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding

Ingredients in Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding

  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Kefir
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Toppings of choice: coconut flakes, cacao nibs, chocolate chips etc…

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How to Make Kefir Chia Pudding

Start by blending the blueberries and kefir in a blender until well combined. Mix the blueberry/kefir mix with the almond milk and chia seeds in an airtight container. I love using major jars! Refrigerate for at least 6 hours (or overnight), add your toppings and enjoy!

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Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding

  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3.5 T chia seeds
  • Toppings of choice: coconut flakes, cacao nibs, chocolate chips etc…

Instructions

  1. Add blueberries and kefir to a blender and blend until well combined.
  2. Add in large container combine blended blueberries with almond milk and chia seeds.
  3. Place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
  4. Add toppings of choice and serve cold.

Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding -combine two heart-healthy ingredients, kefir and chia seeds to make this delicious and flavorful dessert or snack recipe!

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  • Reply
    Sophie
    June 8, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Hi there,
    I’ve eaten this everyday for the last 2 weeks and I’m loving it, its a really nice way to start my day after a run.
    I’m on a wee bit of an anti-inflammatory autoimmune disease diet at the moment and also wanting to lose some weight. It’s part and parcel. Anyhoo, longwinded explanation to ask a simple question, could you give me a rough idea as to the calories per serve?
    Thanks so much!
    Soph

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    karen wylie
    June 17, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I have been making my own Kefir for over a year now and have just discovered the delights of chia. I had some soaking in milk overnight and decided I’d try adding them to some Kefir and blueberries in a kind of smoothie. Then thought I’d look to see if that was a thing or if I’d just invented it haha. It’s definitely more of a pudding than a smoothie. I love how chia works and I’m annoyed I’ve only found out now but better late than never. I’m looking forward with interest to check out what other interesting things I can find in your blog. If I missed out on chia this long, what else am I missing…..

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    Billy
    July 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    This looks so great. I love the idea of chia pudding – I’ve had it before but never with kefir, so I think that is something i’m definitely going to try and get my hands on. Rather, make with my own bare hands! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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    Makenzie
    August 6, 2015 at 10:57 am

    If you aren’t familiar with Kombucha…you need to look into that gut-friendly drink also. I actually prefer it over kefir!

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    Buying Chia Seeds
    May 30, 2014 at 12:57 am

    whoa, thanks very much for posting this! It is going to help when I buy Chia Seeds at the grocery store! Awesome!

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    Francesca
    May 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Love frozen kefir! Great recipe 🙂

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    Cassie
    May 13, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Can you believe I’ve never had kefir? But my grandparents have because they are trendier than me. I’m just scared of it I think. Same with miso. But I loveeeee chia pudding so maybe I need to buy a bottle!

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    [email protected]
    May 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve yet to try kefir, but I hear all sorts of delicious things, including that it pairs incredibly well with granola.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    May 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve sorta known what kefir is, but I’ve always been intimidated to try it. I don’t know why though, because I’m obviously a yogurt freak. I’m drooling over this chia pudding already, so I’d probably be a fan!!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    May 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

    hehehe, I’m totally the same way about food knowledge! I did know what kefir was, but I think you have me beat on the distinctions/benefits of chia vs flax vs. hemp 😉 I love the tanginess of kefir though, so I know this pudding must be awesome!

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    May 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Hehehe you are too funny… I am so with you, if you find a Masters program for foodies, please let me know!!

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    Emily
    May 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I haven’t tried kefir yet. And I like knowing everything as well. I’ll fake it then look it up later on the sly. My husband, on the other hand, is never afraid to ask any question of anyone. Sometimes he’ll ask me something random while he’s sitting at his computer, and that’s the only time I’m like, “you’re right there! Just google it!”

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