Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

The first time I heard of chia seed pudding, I was at the local Le Pain Quotidien. It was presented in this cute little mason jar with berries and was incredibly delicious and incredibly expensive. I can’t remember how much it was — I think it was either $6 or $9 — but I remember that it was more than I would’ve wanted to pay.

I researched recipes online and found Giada De Laurentiis recipe from Food Network and played around with it until I found a recipe that I enjoyed. It is SO incredibly easy and quick and something that you could easily make in your home in 10 minutes, with 30 minute waiting time – plus overnight.

Easy ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator:  chia seeds, vanilla almond milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, maple syrup and, I added agave.

You basically whisk everything together, wait for 30 minutes, give it a little stir, then put the mixture in the refrigerator overnight.

Add in some mixed berries on the top or layer it up like a parfait for bit of something fancy. Chia Seed Pudding is a super-healthy semi-sweet treat that will make you feel good!

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Author: Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
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Serves: 4
This easy recipe has been adapted from Giada De Laurentiis. Chia Seed pudding can be used for a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert!
  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup of mixed berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, salt and chia seeds.
  2. Let stand for 30 minutes. Stir to redistribute the chia seeds if they have settled to the bottom. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, stir the chia seed mixture. It should be thick and pudding-like. At this stage, add in the agave syrup. Put into a small bowl or cup and top with berries, or alternate layers of the chia seed pudding and berry mixture.