Chia Seed Pudding

I made a new recipe in my kitchen last night and saved it for this morning’s breakfast!  I originally found it on Eating Bird Food here.  I modified the recipe slightly and came up with blackberry vanilla chia seed pudding.  It was a great change from oatmeal but still in the same family.  I have talked about why chia seeds are so amazing here and here.   Moral of the story – they are one of the best superfoods on earth and you can’t go wrong eating them!

Add the ingredients: chia seeds, oatmeal, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and agave nectar.

Let that sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, if not overnight.  When it’s time to eat, add the banana and blackberries (or any other fruit desirable).

Chia Seed Pudding


1/4 c chia seeds

3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Pea Protein)

1 cup vanilla almond milk

1 Tbsp. oats

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

A few drops of agave nectar (or other sweetener)

Fruit: The sky is the limit.  I used 1/2 a banana and 1/2  a small carton of blackberries.

Keep in mind the more fruit used, add more almond milk.  Chia seeds expand to 10 times their size, so they absorb all the liquid.

I added a couple more splashes of almond milk when I was ready to eat this!

I listened to Jillian Michael’s podcast on my walk with Otis this morning and I really enjoyed it.  There is more to it than just food and fitness.  She talks about life a lot too!

Off to do some serious studying at Starbucks and then tackle a TBD circuit training workout at the gym!

3 Responses to Chia Seed Pudding

  1. I really enjoy Jillian’s podcasts – I like her on the podcasts so much more than any of the TV shows I’ve seen her in.

    On the other hand, I do not like chia seed pudding 🙂 This recipe does look good though, so maybe I should try again!

  2. My husband didn’t like it either! Do you think chia seeds? Was it a texture thing? I thought the vanilla extract might have been a little too much actually…

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