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Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

April 27, 2024
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Whip up this deliciously healthy Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with just a handful of simple ingredients! Perfect for making ahead for a creamy + fruity grab-and-go breakfast!

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Savor a healthy breakfast on the go with our Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding recipe! Made with creamy coconut milk, fresh sweet strawberries + nutrient-packed chia seeds. This easy-to-make treat is not only delicious but also perfect for busy mornings when you need a quick and nourishing meal. Completely Vegan + Gluten-free. Overnight option.

Cup of chia pudding with strawberries and a spoon.

So, part of how I take care of myself is by prepping breakfast ahead of time. Overnight oats or chia pudding are my go-to because, let's face it, mornings can be hectic! But with spring here, I'm all about sneaking strawberries into everything I make. That's why this Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding is my latest obsession! Trust me, the combo of strawberries and coconut? It's pure magic.

Chia seed pudding is a winner for its health benefits + the convenience factor—you can prep it the night before and wake up to a ready-made breakfast. But if you've got a bit of time to spare, those chia seeds can soak up liquid in just 15 minutes. Plus you can use any milk you fancy—I'm a coconut milk fan, but almond, oat, or cashew are equally delicious. And let's not forget about the flavor possibilities!

After this, you might just find yourself craving more chia pudding. Haha. You have to give my Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding next, and for those loving the coconut vibes try out my Coconut Raspberry Chia Pudding creation. Or Caramel Macchiato Chia Pudding for a little dessert for breakfast moment! And there's more – check out my other post, Healthy Chia Pudding - 3 Ways with flavors like apple pie + peanut butter chocolate.

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What Is Chia Seed Pudding?

Chia seed pudding is a delicious + nutritious dish made by soaking chia seeds in a liquid until they swell and develop a pudding-like consistency. Typically, the liquid used is a type of milk, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or dairy milk, but other liquids like fruit juice or yogurt can also be used. The soaked chia seeds become gelatinous and create a creamy texture similar to traditional pudding. You can then add all your fave flavors + toppings.

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Why You Will LOVE Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

  • Super rich + indulgent coconut flavor
  • Easy to make + ready in just 20 minutes!
  • Totally vegan, dairy-free + gluten-free.
  • Make ahead/overnight option for an easy grab-go breakfast situation.
  • Healthy + oh-so satisfyingly creamy
  • Perfect for breakfast or dessert! That's a win-win!
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How To Make Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Making this coconut strawberry chia pudding is fun and easy because these little chia seeds do all of the work for you. As they sit, they absorb liquid and firm up into a creamy and fluffy texture, which means that it's similar to a "set it and forget it" kind of recipe.

And the best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t need to rest overnight to be ready to serve. After you mix everything together, it’s ready to serve after just 15 minutes ---although you can make these overnight if you prefer.

Ingredients

CHIA PUDDING:

  • Chia seeds. The star of the show! You can find these in the nuts and seeds section of you local grocery store.
  • Pure maple syrup. You can swap it out for agave, vegan honey or regular honey if you're not vegan.
  • Full-fat coconut cream or milk. The richness of full-fat coconut milk is what really puts this chia pudding into dessert territory. If you'd rather keep the pudding lighter, you can use light coconut milk or another plant-based milk option.
  • Vanilla extract. I find the brand Nielsen-Massey to be amazing and of such good quality!
  • Fresh strawberries. You could also use frozen or even strawberry jam if you don't have any fresh ones on hand.

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

SHOP MY FAVORITE TOOLS FOR BAKING, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS CHIA PUDDING!

Here, I’ve curated a list of baking + cooking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite dishes, especially with this Caramel Macchiato Chia Pudding. Everything from my fave bowls, wooden spoons, mason jars and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Chia pudding being stirred in a white bowl.

How to Make Chia Pudding Overnight

To make chia pudding in advance or overnight is fairly simple. Follow the recipe steps and then tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Remove the bowl from the fridge when ready to use and assemble the chia pudding per usual. You may want to add a dash of milk if it's consistency is too thick.

Can I Use Other Types of Milk?

Absolutely! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milkcashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.

Chia pudding in two glasses with strawberries and a spoon.

Chia Seed Health Benefits

Perhaps the best health benefit of chia seeds is how rich they are in omega-3 fatty acids. These are the healthy fats that our bodies need but do not produce on their own. Omega-3s help to reduce inflammation and may fight free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic disease.

In addition, chia seeds can be added to almost anything. Sprinkle them on your sandwich, add some to your morning smoothie, or scoop a tablespoon into your cereal. No matter how you eat them, chia seeds are extremely beneficial to your diet!

Two glasses with chia pudding and strawberries.

What Is The Best Milk To Chia Seed Ratio?

For a chia seed pudding that's creamy but not too thick, a good starting point is about ¼ cup of chia seeds for every cup of milk. If you like it thicker, add more chia seeds; for a thinner consistency, add less. Play around until you find the perfect ratio that suits your taste buds!

Q + A's For Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding

How to store chia pudding?

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!

Can I use another sweetener?

Instead of maple syrup, you can simply use raw honey or Agave as a substitute. 

Can I make a larger batch for meal prep?

Certainly! Scale up the ingredients to make a batch that lasts for a few days, ensuring you have a quick and delicious breakfast or snack ready.

Can I use other fruits instead of strawberries?

Absolutely! You can swap out strawberries for your favorite fruits like blueberries, raspberries, mangoes, or peaches to create your unique flavor combinations. See all my chia pudding recipes HERE!

Up close shot of chia pudding in a glass with strawberries and granola.

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes to Try Next!

If you love this Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding recipe, you will enjoy some of my other easy breakfast recipes!

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Up close shot of chia pudding in a glass with strawberries and granola.

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

April 27, 2024
5 from 1 vote
Savor a healthy breakfast on the go with our Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding recipe! Made with creamy coconut milk, fresh sweet strawberries + nutrient-packed chia seeds. This easy-to-make treat is not only delicious but also perfect for busy mornings when you need a quick and nourishing meal. Completely Vegan + Gluten-free. Overnight option.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

CHIA PUDDINGS:

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 4 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups full-fat coconut cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Granola
  • Fresh strawberries, halved
  • Chia seeds, for garnish

Instructions

TO MAKE CHIA PUDDING:

  • Add all ingredients to a medium-size bowl, stirring together until combined.
  • Let mixture sit at room temperature or in the fridge for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thickened yet still becomes creamy. Stir slightly.
  • To serve, add a few of the sliced strawberries to the bottom of a cup or mason jar followed by: ½ cup of chia pudding and top with granola and additional fresh strawberries, if desired. Repeat for each serving.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
  • SWEETENER: Instead of maple syrup, you can simply use raw honey or Agave as a substitute. 
  • OVERNIGHT OPTION: Follow the recipe steps and then tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Remove bowl from the fridge when ready to use and assemble chia pudding per usual.

Nutrition

Calories: 1112kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 75g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 1046mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 338mg | Iron: 9mg

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