A Very Berry Chia Pudding


One of my favorite parts about eating healthy is that it doesn’t have to taste mediocre or bland. I like, or better yet, my husband and I like to make it fun, tasty and artsy. 

When it comes to cooking my husband calls me the health guru. I choose the best foods to eat, I buy the ingredients then I chat his ear off about why I chose those ingredients and which are the best ways to eat them. Most of the time, my man, or like I like to call him in the kitchen ‘the health crazed chef’ zones out  and creates some flavorful masterpieces. Follow my instagram stories to see how funny and messy our cooking duo is!

So here I go on my health rant – right now, chia seeds are my superfood go to. Spring is an epic season to cleanse the body. After a winter of slowing down and of indulgence our bodies really appreciate the extra help to drive out the stagnant toxins that we’ve accumulated over the colder months.

These seedling are  rich in fiber  and are full of nutrients and vitamins that your body will absorb while cleansing away the toxins. They keep you fuller for longer, which helps to lose those extra pounds added on during the winter months. Chia seeds are also full of Omega-3 fatty acids and just one ounce  has 18% of the recommended daily amount of calcium.  

Simply put – chia seeds are a a power cleanser that keep your waistline and digestive system happy and they help to keep  your heart and your bones healthy! 

Now to the tasty part – our fridge is almost always stocked with our latest chia pudding creation. It is dairy free, gluten free, processed sugar free, soy free….wait don’t go, I promise that it isn’t  taste free. I used to love pudding or fruity-licious yogurts, but now all I want is chia pudding because not only does it keep my body and skin cleansed and hydrated but it is also so freakin’ creamy and delicious!

What I love about it the most is how much my little one loves it. Especially this berry version. Berries are my little girls’ favorite fruits…especially blackberries. Our toddler is quite the foodie.

The health crazed chef wasn’t part of this creation, but he did suggest the parfait look, which I executed while my girl was on my hip, so, as you can imagine, this is pretty easy to make especially if both of your hands are free! Also, if you are craving a little crunch with your creamy go ahead and add some of your favorite granola or nuts.

Have you ever had chia pudding? Let me know if you will give this recipe a try!

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Very Berry Chia Pudding
 
Once both the Very Berry Jam and Chia Pudding are ready choose a dessert size clear glass bowl, mason jar or a clear glass and add 5 tablespoons of white chia pudding then top it with 3 tablespoons of very berry jam and continue until you have reached your desired layered look. Top it with the fresh berries and enjoy!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Raw, Plant Based,
Ingredients
  • Chia Pudding
  • 6 tbs white chia seeds
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs pure maple syrup
  • .
  • Berry Jam
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 3 tbs white chia seeds
  • 2 tbs pure maples syrup (or to taste)
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ..
  • Toppings
  • ½ cup fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Mix together the coconut milk with the almond milk until blended
  2. Add the chia seeds, vanilla extract and maple syrup and mix well
  3. Place in the fridge overnight
  4. Prep the ingredients for the very berry jam
  5. In a pan add the strawberries and the berry mix
  6. Simmer and stir until berries seem soft
  7. Add the pure maple syrup,pure vanilla extract and the chia seeds
  8. Bring to a light boil
  9. Shut off the heat
  10. Mash and blend it all with a potato masher
  11. Place in the fridge overnight

22 thoughts on “A Very Berry Chia Pudding

  1. This sounds so good! I love the layering of coconut and berry, both for flavor and for looks – going to try this next week for breakfast!

    1. Ha! Yes, but it turns out that chia seeds are super beneficial for humans too. I hope you will give these seeds a try 😉

  2. Oh my, that looks so delicious! I haven’t had Chia anything before but I would love to try this one.

    It sounds like you all have a fantastic time in the kitchen. I should get my fiance to cook with me and see what happens. It might make for an interesting experience. Hey, maybe we will try out this recipe together!

  3. This is great. I’m still working through my sugar addiction, and finding yogurt that’s sugar free has been a challenge. I’m going to bookmark this and make it a priority to try out this recipe so that it can be my “go to” yogart in the morning. Thanks for this healthy suggestions!

    1. Kirstie, my house has been processed sugar free for four years now and the health benefits are evident. So congratulations on your first steps towards a processed sugar free life! I am glad you found this recipe and be on the lookout for more sugar free desserts to come on OmSheLife!

    1. Chia pudding is very similar to tapioca pudding. My toddler loves this, I hope yours will too!

  4. Omg! That looks super delicious and healthy at the same time! I love pudding and berries. Wish I could have that for breakfast right now! All those ingredient like the coconut milk sound so tasty!

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