Start your mornings without spending extra time in the kitchen with a delicious Blueberry Chia Pudding. Make this ahead of time, store it in the fridge, and just grab your fill for the day! It only requires simple ingredients and a few steps.
The pudding itself only takes three ingredients: blueberries, chia seeds, and almond milk. Blend blueberries with chia seeds, then add almond milk until you get a pudding-like texture. That’s it! You’re done making your blueberry chia pudding! Enjoy it at home or take it on an adventure with you–to school, work, or even hiking through the great outdoors. Blueberry Chia Pudding is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds while providing you with all of the nutrients that your body needs first thing in the morning.
Is Blueberry Chia Pudding Healthy?
Blueberry Chia Pudding is a delicious blueberry dish that can provide you with more than just a tasty treat. In addition to being delicious, blueberry chia pudding is even healthy! Chia seeds are a nutrient-packed food, and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants.
Blueberries are liver superfoods. In addition to cancer prevention, blueberries contribute to cancer prevention and help improve memory. These tangy berries are also considered the most nutrient-dense fruits. It’s teeming with all kinds of antioxidants and polyphenols that your body needs to fight off free radicals. Blueberries are also low in glycemic index. Like apples and pears, these fruits have the slightest tendency to cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Thus, diabetics can also enjoy eating this fruit.
Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. And these can perhaps be one of the easiest ways to incorporate omega 3 fatty acids into your diet. Though chia seeds are relatively bland, they can also contribute an interesting additional texture to your meals, making them more enticing for the palates. You also get a boost of fiber from the chia seeds, which keep you full longer (say bye to bad snacking habits) and bulk up your stool, preventing constipation.
The almond milk used in this recipe helps provide healthy fats. It’s also a great vitamin E and D source, which consecutively promotes eye and bone/muscle health. Almond milk is a nutrient-dense dairy alternative. It’s also rich in calcium, like dairy. So you’d be able to get your calcium requirement sans the additional calories coming from fat.
Making the Pudding Even More Delicious
Fill up your blueberry chia pudding with fresh fruit, such as blueberries, bananas, or mango, to add sweetness and even more flavor. You can also top with nuts such as walnuts and almonds for added protein and texture. Drizzle some cinnamon to enhance the flavors of the pudding. Alternatively, you can use granola or coconut flakes to garnish. With so many delicious options available to you, blueberry chia pudding will be a go-to breakfast choice year-round!
Any type of non-dairy milk like soy and hemp works well with this recipe. Feel free to use cow’s milk if it’s not part of your dietary restrictions. Layer in Greek yogurt in place of coconut yogurt. You can even totally omit the yogurt and include other toppings of your choice. To add more sweetness, use maple syrup or coconut sugar.
- Mason Jar/food storage container
Blueberry Chia Pudding is the perfect recipe for blueberries lovers. This dish is healthy, easy to make, and tastes great! You can whip it up in just a few minutes with simple ingredients available at most grocery stores. There are many ways to customize your blueberry chia pudding, but the recipe provided should satisfy most people. If not, feel free to experiment with other berries or mix up the types of milk used in this recipe. Have a great day, everyone! I hope you enjoy blueberry chia pudding as much as we do.
This Blueberry Chia Pudding is part of the breakfast options in our 21-Day Meal Plan for a Healthy Liver post. Our team researched and personalized 3-week breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes. Although we tailored the meal plan for those battling chronic liver diseases, the meal plan is actually perfect for a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory diet and healthy eating in general. Click on the link to know more about fatty liver and which foods to eat or avoid.
Blueberry Chia Pudding
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
- 1 tsp nut butter
- 1 tsp blueberries (fresh)
- In a blender, combine milk and chia pudding. Let it settle for 2-3 minutes.
- Layer the chia mixture with yogurt, nut butter and blueberries.
- Store in the fridge for at least 20 mins to overnight.