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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding in jar with strawberries.
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Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Chia pudding is such a simple and delicious recipe to toss together. This Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with fresh strawberries, shredded coconut and a few other simple ingredients. As easy as whisk and chill. Only about 5 minute prep for a simple snack or even breakfast! #chiaseedpudding #chiaseeds #chia #chiapudding
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ c vanilla almond milk
  • c chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c shredded coconut
  • 1 ⅓ cup strawberries
  • 2 T pure maple syrup or honey
  • sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mash strawberries with 1 T maple syrup.
  • In a medium bowl, combine milk, vanilla, 1 T maple, coconut and a dash of sea salt and stir to combine.
  • Add in chia seeds and whisk to combine well. Make sure none of the chia seeds are clumped together.
  • Stir in strawberries or add the berries to the bottom of jars and cover with the chia mixture.
  • Cover container(s) and place in refrigerator to chill for several hours or even overnight.
  • When ready to serve, combine the pudding and berries as desired and garnish with fresh berries and coconut if desired.

Notes

  • The biggest challenge of this chia seed pudding is making sure it does not get super clumpy. The trick is to add the seeds last and right on top of the milk mixture and whisk it right away. This is the main reason I typically don't combine the pudding and the berries until before serving. That way if I need to whisk things around a bit more to break it up I am not also torturing the strawberries.
  • If the color isn't appealing to you, you can use white chia seeds instead of black to lighten up the look of the color.
  • If you want to try this vanilla chia pudding but the texture freaks you out, you can blend the mixture before chilling in a high powered blender. This will really smooth it out and make it a bit creamier.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 2mg