If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that is so easy to prepare, then check out this Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding recipe. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

jar of chocolate chia pudding with strawberries on top

Easy Breakfast or Dessert

This delicious Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding makes such a great easy breakfast or dessert. It is:

  • great for meal prepping, as you can make it up to 4 days in advance
  • perfect for gluten-free and dairy-free diets
  • full of nutrition, including omega-3 fatty acids and minerals
  • and tastes great!
two jars of chia pudding with strawberries on top

Making Chia Pudding

There are a gazillion chia pudding recipes on the web, but that’s probably because it’s just so versatile. I like this version because it tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry!

The basic ingredients for making chia pudding are very basic. For this dairy-free version, I like to use unsweetened almond milk mixed with the chia seeds. Maple syrup adds a little bit of sweetness, without being overly sweet.

ingredients for chia pudding on a white cutting board

Recipe Steps

Making chia pudding is so easy. Even kids can do it. For this recipe, I give instructions for how to make it in a bowl or a blender.

Step One

Combine the ingredients (except for the strawberries and chocolate chips) in a bowl or a blender.

chia pudding process shots

FAQs

Can I use coconut milk instead of almond milk?

Yes, but your chia pudding will end up tasting very rich and the nutritional information on my recipe will not be accurate.

What kind of chia seeds do you recommend?

I like using an organic chia seed.

How long does chia pudding last?

Prepared chia pudding will keep in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What kind of jars did you use?

I use Weck jars with lids. They are awesome!

weck jars with lids and chia pudding

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Here is the printable recipe:

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two jars of chia pudding on a white platter with spoons for serving

Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that is so easy to prepare, then check out this Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding recipe. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.


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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoon dairy-free chocolate chips (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chia seeds, cocoa powder, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Use a whisk to stir the ingredients together completely. If you prefer a smoother consistency to your chia pudding, you can make it in a blender instead of a bowl. Blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Divide the chia pudding between two serving dishes. Let the chia pudding set for about 10 minutes. Top with chopped strawberries and chocolate chips before serving, if desired. 

Notes

Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: strawberry chia pudding, vegan chia pudding, dairy free chia pudding

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