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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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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    May 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Okeeee wait. I’ve never tried kefir. Can we still be besties?!! I already know the answer to that. Regardless, I want to faceplant into this beautiful blueberry concoction!!!

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers
    May 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve heard of and seen it, but I’ve never tried it. I generally prefer to eat my food. 😉

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    May 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    You know I’m a big lover of kefir! It seriously does magical things for my digestive system.

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    Selena @
    May 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Oooo I have never tried kefir before! And you are giving me a great excuse to get some on my next market run! And confession: I def didn’t know what kefir was until like a month ago? There’s always so many new health fads popping up, it can be hard to stay up to date! Pinning this kefir deliciousness for sure!

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    May 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I have yet to try Kefir but one of my co-worker raves about it. I think she makes her own actually…?

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    May 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I’m the opposite of a food know-it all – food idiot would better describe me. So, nope, I haven’t tried kefir. The pudding looks really good though.

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    Mary Frances
    May 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    What? I don’t know what you are talking about … know it alls, what is that? Just kidding 🙂 I’ve tried kefir because it is supposed to help digestive issues (??) but yeah, its pretty new to me too! What a great use of it! This is one gorgeous dessert … or breakfast, because I take dessert for breakfast.

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    May 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I’d never heard of kefir either. Learn something new everyday. 🙂 This looks delicious!!

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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    May 6, 2014 at 11:57 am

    What an awesome recipe! I’ve not heard of Kiefer, but I have heard of drinkable yogurt. I want a master degree in food too! Where do we sign up? Or maybe we need to start our own program!

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    May 6, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I’ve never tried kefir before but this chia pudding is making me want to try it out! This looks very flavorful and delicious!

    I’m definitely not a food know-it-all! lol

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    May 6, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Yes and Yes :mrgreen: My mom’s actually been making her own kefir at home for -years- now, so I know all about the magic drink. I tend to avoid her version because the fermentation process kin of skeeves me out, but I do love the store-bought kind. Never tried it in puddings or smoothies though!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    May 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    confession time – you are not alone trying to be know it all…i do that all the time, sometimes even at restaurants when they have exotic menus. kefir is something i keep seeing on the internet and stores but havent tried it myself..need to change that.

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