Be Well Kitchen: Chia Seed Pudding for Breakfast

Chia Pudding for Breakfast

Have you jumped on the chia seed bandwagon?  I love chia seed pudding for breakfast in the spring and summer. It’s super quick and easy to prepare, and the variations are endless.

Chia seeds are a great superfood for a few reasons:

  • A complete protein source, containing all 8 essential amino acids
  • Packed with iron and calcium
  • Great source of omega 3 fatty acids
  • Have lots of fiber which can make you feel full and help with constipation
  • Because chia seeds absorb many times their weight in water, they help with hydration and retaining electrolytes
  • They are sugar free!  

One easy way to incorporate chia seeds into your diet is by adding a tablespoon to your morning smoothie. Or if you want to change things up, try this recipe for Chia Seed Pudding:

Chia Seed Pudding with Endless Variations (Serves 1)


  • 1/8 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Shredded coconut  
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Honey or stevia

Mix the chia seeds, liquid, vanilla extract and salt. Place in the refrigerator overnight to thicken (or for at least 3 hours).

In the morning, you can add a splash more of liquid and any toppings you choose. Get creative and have fun! This is a breakfast you can easily “grab and go” and bring to work in a mason jar.

My favorite combo these days is avocado + mango + shredded coconut + a drizzle of honey.

What’s your favorite way to have chia seed pudding for breakfast?

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  • Jen

    We’ve been experimenting with “chia pudding” for a while and it’s really got a lot going on! My current version is made with fresh-made hemp milk with a good amount of Ceylon cinnamon and vanilla…I’m going for a tapioca-style treat. Easy to make and works as a grab-and-go work day snack.

  • Wendy

    Mine did not gel completely so the texture was quite runny and gross. Is that the way it is supposed to be or did my “black chia seeds” not work?