Chia Pudding 2 Ways – Matcha Coconut & Chocolate Mixed Berry

Chia pudding is a great way to have an easy and healthy meal that is ready to go for busy days at work or school. Matcha coconut chia pudding is super creamy, beautifully balanced, and gets texture from shredded coconut. If you’re craving something on the sweeter side, try our delicious chocolate mixed berry chia pudding that is topped with tons of fresh fruit.

With lots of people heading back to school or back to the office right now, we thought it was a great time to share these quick and easy chia pudding recipes. Both of these recipes are made with minimal ingredients that you probably already have at home and can be prepared the night before so you can grab ‘em and go on a busy morning. They are also extremely versatile and can be adapted to your specific preferences so everybody can enjoy a pudding just the way they like it!

Chia seeds, a modern-day superfood, are the stars of today’s recipe and for a good reason. Those tiny little seeds are full of plant-based protein, antioxidants, fibre, and just all-around great food to incorporate into your diet. As well, they have thickening properties that allow them to form a gel-like texture when mixed with liquid, creating the perfect pudding consistency. Chia seeds have a naturally nutty flavour that is quite mild, allowing them to be combined with a wide array of flavours. Today we’re giving you two delicious flavour combinations for chia pudding, but the possibilities are quite endless for how you can enjoy these tasty super seeds.

First up is matcha coconut chia pudding. We’re bringing together the earthy notes of matcha powder with sweet coconut for a beautiful flavour combination. Matcha is an incredibly versatile ingredient with tons of health benefits and antioxidants like chia, so this pudding has lots going for it in the health department. Coconut milk provides even more creaminess to the typical base of oat milk, and the coconut flakes add a nice texture to complement the chia seeds. We’d say that this chia pudding truly is a matcha made in heaven 😉

Matcha Coconut Chia Pudding

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Matcha coconut chia pudding is super creamy, beautifully balanced, and gets texture from shredded coconut.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon Blume Matcha Coconut Blend, or any matcha powder

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients.
2. Whisk well until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
3. Divide the mixture into 2 jars and place them in fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, giving each jar a stir after the first hour.
4. Before serving, add more shredded coconut on top.

Notes

  1. We used Blume Matcha Coconut Blend because we love the combination of earthy matcha with a touch of coconut, but you can use any matcha powder you like.
  2. We prefer unsweetened oat milk but any non-dairy milk will work. However, if your non-dairy milk is not unsweetened, you may want to reduce the amount of maple syrup.

For our second chia pudding variation, we wanted to give you a sweet treat that would work as an indulgent breakfast or sweet-tooth satisfying dessert. Chocolate mixed berry chia pudding is packed with fresh fruit in the pudding itself and then topped with even more, so it really is bursting with freshness! If the berries we used aren’t in season where you are, you can add any fruit that pairs well with chocolate like bananas or cherries.

Chia pudding is great as a to-go breakfast, lunch, snack, or healthier dessert that will still satisfy that sweet craving! Made in one bowl with just a few ingredients, they are the perfect recipe to make ahead for your busy schedule. Because of the limitless flavour combinations, chia pudding is a great way to explore different ingredients and get creative. We’d love to know your favourite chia pudding combinations!

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Chocolate Mixed Berry Chia Pudding

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If you’re craving something on the sweeter side, try our delicious chocolate mixed berry chia pudding that is topped with tons of fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2.5 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • More fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries for topping

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, add the oat milk, cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, vanilla, and chia seeds. Mix well to combine everything and place in the fridge to chill and set for 10-15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, add the berries and remaining 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup to a small bowl and mix. Let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the berries to release their juices.
3. Remove the chia mixture from the fridge to assemble the puddings. Add 1/4 cup of the chia mixture to each jar, divide the berry mixture on top of the chia layer, and then top with the remaining chia mixture. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, giving each jar a stir after the first hour.
4. Before serving, add some more fresh berries on top of each chia pudding.

Notes

  1. We prefer unsweetened oat milk but any non-dairy milk will work. However, if your non-dairy milk is not unsweetened, you may want to reduce the amount of maple syrup.
  2. You can use any berries or other fruit in your pudding so use what you have or what’s in season for you.

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