Strawberry Chia Pudding
This vegan strawberry chia pudding is made with three simple ingredients. An easy, nutritious snack or dessert!
I think it’s pretty clear that I’m a seed fanatic. If there’s an opportunity to incorporate seeds into a recipe, I’m taking it.
Seeds are just so darn cool — especially chia seeds.
They’re incredibly healthy thanks to their content of fiber, omega-3 alpha linolenic acid, iron, zinc, and protein. And they have amazing physical properties.
When combined with liquid, the soluble fiber inside the seed leeches out creating a gooey, gummy coating, which makes for endless uses in baking.
I frequently replace eggs in recipes with “chia eggs” (1 tablespoon chia seeds + 2-3 tablespoons water). I also add them to smoothies and acai bowls to increase the creamy consistency. You can even just toss them in water or your favorite beverage — the fiber boost may help with digestion!
Another fun thing to do with chia seeds is make chia pudding.
Chia pudding is an excellent snack for adults and children alike and it’s so easy to toss together. I like to meal prep a batch at the beginning of the week for quick, easy grubbing. And if you want to add a little extra sweetener, it also makes a fab dessert.
You may have already tried this technique using my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding recipe, but this recipe is even easier than that one.
My Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding requires just three ingredients — chia seeds, non-dairy milk and pureed strawberries. As I said before, you can step the sweetness up if you’re making it for an after-dinner treat, but I prefer the subtle sweetness of the berries and milk.
This is an especially good snack for mom’s to be who need a little extra iron and protein in their diet. The chia seeds provide both and the vitamin C in the strawberries helps make the iron more bioavailable (in other words, it increases absorption).
Try it out and let me know what you think!
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla non-dairy milk*
- ½ cup strawberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Puree strawberries and milk together using a blender or hand mixer.
- Pour into a small bowl and stir in chia seeds.
- Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours.
If you decide to meal prep a large batch of this, it should last about 5 days.
FYI, this recipe is very versatile. You can swap the strawberries for your fruit of choice or add fun mix-ins like coconut shreds and cacao nibs.
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Weigh in: Have you tried chia pudding? Do you love seeds as much as I do?!