Blueberry Chia Pudding is a perfect super food breakfast, that’s incredibly EASY to make. It’s loaded with protein, omega-3s and powerful antioxidants. The best part is it tastes like a delicious creamy pudding.
Chia pudding has been popular for years and for good reason. It’s a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of chia.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, and protein as well as a good source of iron and calcium.
Chia seeds are great for your digestive system. They have lots of fiber which improves elimination and provides fuel for your good gut bacteria. Fiber also helps remove cholesterol. The fiber in chia seeds absorbs water and expands in the stomach, which keeps you full longer and helps with weight loss. (1)
Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acid that works to protect your body, especially your heart by reducing inflammation (2).
Chia seeds contain high amounts of vegetarian protein.
The combination of fat, protein, and fiber means the seeds are digested slowly, providing a long, slow release of energy while keeping blood-sugar levels stable.
In this recipe I use HEMP MILK. I like it because you can easily make it at home. All you have to do is put 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds into a high speed blender with 1 1/2 cups water and blend for 3 minutes. If you have a regular household blender, 5 minutes. That’s it, hemp milk ready to use.
Hemp milk has more protein any other milk, even dairy.
Protein Comparison of Different Milks
- 1 cup homemade Hemp Milk – 10g protein
- 1 cup Cow’s Milk – 8g protein
- 1 cup Soy Milk – 6g protein
- 1 cup store-bought Hemp Milk – 1.5g protein
- 1 cup store-bought Almond Milk – 1g protein
Blueberries are in season now. It’s the best time to enjoy this fabulous chia pudding. More importantly blueberries are the king of antioxidant foods. That means they protect your body from free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases.
Let’s get onto the pudding, shall we?
This recipe is simple, requiring just 5 ingredients: blueberries, hemp milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla.
Blend everything together except the chia seeds. Pour into a bowl, sprinkle with the chia seeds and mix with a fork.
I like to mix it every 5 minutes for the first 15 minutes to prevent any lumps from forming. Let sit for at least another 15 minutes (at least 30 minutes or overnight) and it turns into a delicious creamy pudding.
I’ll admit hemp milk does a have a slightly grassy taste. But once you add the other ingredients it will taste great. And it has all that protein. But if you really don’t like the taste, the recipe can be made with almond milk.
You can make it the night before for a fantastic breakfast or mid-day snack. And it lasts for a few days in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy the recipe. It’s deliciously creamy, naturally sweetened, super nutritious, high in protein and easy to make.
Advice from a blueberry by Ilan Shamir:
Be well rounded
Soak up the sun
Find beauty in small things
Live a fruitful life
Be a good pick
It’s okay to be a little blue
Make sweet memories
If you like this recipe, try these other delicious chia puddings:Print
This recipe is a perfect super food breakfast that tastes like a delicious creamy pudding. It’s super EASY to make and loaded with protein and antioxidants.
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries plus 1/2 cup for topping
- 1 cup unsweetened hemp milk (recipe below) or almond milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup *
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Optional Toppings: blueberries, coconut, almonds, walnuts
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1 1/2 cup filtered water
- In the blender, combine 1/2 cup blueberries, hemp milk, vanilla and maple syrup and process until you get a smooth mixture about 30 seconds.
- Taste and add more sweetener if needed.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl.
- Sprinkle the chia seeds on top and mix using a fork or whisk.
- Let sit 5 minutes, mix again every 5 minutes for 15 minutes and let sit at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- Serve topped with blueberries and your favorite toppings.
- Add a splash of hemp milk if you want it a little thinner.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for 4-5 days, though best when fresh.
- Put hemp seeds and water into a blender and blend for 3 minutes in a high speed blender, 5 minutes in a regular blender.
- Pour into a jar and chill. Some of the seeds may sink to the bottom, you can use those in a smoothie.
Prep time reflects chilling for the least amount of time, 30 minutes.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with 1/2 cup of blueberries for topping and without any optional toppings.
For Keto use a few drops of stevia instead of maple syrup.
- Category: Breakfast, Snack
- Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Nut-Free, Glulten-Free, Naturally Sweetened
Keywords: blueberry chia pudding
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