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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!


Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


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


  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
    May 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    somehow i’ve never tried kefir but i always stare at it at whole foods like i’m going to buy it. it’s really fun to say too.

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    May 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

    That 50mm is doing wonders for your photosssss!!!! Hoorah for keef keef! What flavors do they have up north in Canada? My fav is the cherry or strawbs here in the south.

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    [email protected]
    May 6, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I am far from a food know-it-all! I depend on blogs like yours to inform me! I have heard of kefir but to be honest, it kind of freaks me out. Something about drinkable yogurt makes me want to gag a little. Not sure why since I regularly put yogurt in my smoothies…

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    May 6, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Kefir eh? Would that be in the yogurt aisle or…. um…. I’m intrigued so I feel like I need to buy some. Help me!! Also–love the teal/green/purple-y-ness of these photos. SPRINGGGGGGGG.

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    [email protected]
    May 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I love Kefir and it’s been wayyyy too long since I had it – not to mention I never thought about putting it into a smoothie.
    Thank you my genius Maven-girl.
    PS. Gramatik is on my iPod forever – I downloaded ALL the albums because of you. Your next playlist is printed – need to start downloading again.

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    May 6, 2014 at 8:26 am

    If you can get a masters degree in food knowledge, sign me up!!! Kefir is a little too tangy for my taste.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    May 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Ya, I think I definitely fall into the food know-it-all category. Although I’ve heard of kefir I’ve never actually tried it!

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    May 6, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Look at you, learning something new every day!! I’ve actually heard of kefir but have never had it. So, that’s a problem. Must.Fix.ASAP. I so want to lick this pudding bowl clean.

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    May 6, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Haha I think I would have to class myself as a food know-it-all! If I haven’t heard of it, I’m on google in a flash. That said, kefir is a new one for me recently, and I’ve started brewing my own… but it’s freaking me out a bit. I think if I threw some in a pudding like this I’d be able to enjoy it without squirming though!

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    May 6, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I have heard of Kefir, knew what it was and I believe they always promote it for the digestion-related qualities but never tried it. Are you telling me I should, because then I will lol….I tend to know a lot about food like you but I rarely chime into diet and food conversations because I can’t stand most people not really know what they are saying and I have little interest in correcting them or guiding them. May sound mean I know but it is easier for me to stay out of it than try to convince people they are wrong most of the time lol.

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    May 6, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I have been meaning to try kefir for ages but me and dairy are not good friends. Me and dairy are not the best of friends but my sister raves about it. She said it doesn’t matter if you can’t tolerate dairy very well as the probiotics in it balance it out… Do not know how much truth there is in that… I have seen you can get coconut kefir though, although I cannot find it anywhere in Landan town!

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      May 31, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Kefir is over 99% lactose free. The good bacteria and yeast eat up the lactose.

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    May 6, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Your menopause buddy cannot stop raving about kefir because Dr.Oz praised it once…and finding it in australia is MIA.

    6 hours and 5 minutes? Maven status right there.

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