Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding— the ultimate healthy option for breakfast. This chia pudding is easy, creamy, packed with nutrients, and will surely keep you full all morning until your next meal or snack! Plus, this recipe is made with little to no effort and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight + Make Ahead options available.

Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

When it comes to eating breakfast, I truly enjoy easy, quick meals throughout most of the week, while I indulge in a little complexity on the weekends.

In all honesty, I’m not the biggest breakfast person and often stick to super simple quick fixes such as toast, bagels, or a bar or homemade bread from the previous day. I know. I’m so lazy in the mornings—believe it or not. Haha.

But more importantly, I truly enjoy breakfast foods that really pack on the nutrients needed to kick start the day and in turn, gives me a boost in energy without needing coffee.

This Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding recipe is the perfect quick fix for those of you who are like me.

Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ve seen the many easy, healthy options that we currently have on our site, especially for breakfast.

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Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

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Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

OK, so back to this chia pudding. Where do I begin? This chia pudding is so rich in flavor, it’s unbelievable! Plus, this recipe is vegangluten-free, and so easy to make including with am overnightmake ahead option.

What You’ll Need For This Chia Pudding.

Chia Seeds — packed with protein + creates a delicious texture.

Almond Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; Sub with your fave plant-based milk.

Almond Butter – Adds a nice nutty flavor.

Agave – A light sweetener; sub w/ maple syrup.

Strawberries — The sweeter part of it all. Both the fresh strawberries + compote add a nice natural sweetness and flavor.

Chocolate Chips (optional) — Adds a delicious decadence and kick of flavor.

Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Looking for a Healthier Sweetener Option?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Benefits of Chia Seeds.

OK, so did you know that Chia Seeds are considered a superfood? Yup. It is. For those of you who are wondering what a superfood is anyway—-whelp, it’s pretty simple. Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be especially beneficial to one’s health and well-being.

While there isn’t just one type of food that can fight away any one disease, etc.; having an array of good foods (including superfoods) and a well-balanced diet is the key to overall good health.

When it comes to Chia Seeds, this type of food falls under the ‘Nuts and Seeds’ category of superfoods. They are generally rich in fiber, vegetarian protein, and heart-healthy fats.

Research has indicated that eating nuts and seeds helps to protect us against heart disease.

While some nuts and seeds are dense in calories, Chia Seeds have very few calories which often makes it a great option when adding it to meals and drinks.

Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.

Let mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thicken and becomes creamy. Stir slightly.

Meanwhile, make the strawberry compote.

Simple Strawberry Compote:

Combine strawberries,  pure cane sugar, lemon juice, water, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer until the strawberries are soft.

Now in a small bowl, mix together arrowroot starch with warm water until well combined and lump-free. Add mixture to saucepan with strawberries and stir until syrup thickens and reduced slightly, approximately 8-10 minutes, Continue to stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

To serve, add strawberry compote to the bottom of a cup or jar, followed by chia pudding and top with fresh strawberries, additional chia seeds, and chocolate chips, if desired.

Bon Appetit!

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Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding
Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Vegan Strawberry Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chia Seeds (I use Navitas Organics)
  • 3-4 Tbsps Agave (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 1-2 Tbsps Almond butter (I use Justin's)
  • 3 cups Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon

Simple Strawberry Compote:

  • 2-3 cups Strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 1 Tbsp juice of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch + 2 Tbsps WARM water

Topping:

  • fresh strawberries, sliced
  • handful of chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Let mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thicken and becomes creamy. Stir slightly.
  • Meanwhile, make the strawberry compote.

Simple Strawberry Compote:

  • Combine strawberries,  pure cane sugar, lemon juice, water, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer until the strawberries are soft.
  • Now in a small bowl, mix together arrowroot starch with warm water until well combined and lump-free. Add mixture to saucepan with strawberries and stir until syrup thickens and reduced slightly, approximately 8-10 minutes, Continue to stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • To serve, add strawberry compote to the bottom of a cup or jar, followed by chia pudding and top with fresh strawberries, additional chia seeds, and chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
NUT BUTTER: If preferred, you can always substitute peanut butter with Almond butter, SunButter (perfect for allergy-free needs!), Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Hazelnut Butter, etc.
SWEETENER: Instead of Agave, you can simply use maple syrup.
OVERNIGHT OPTION: Follow steps and then tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).
MAKE AHEAD: Prep all ingredients and store them separately. Add all ingredients for the chia pudding into bowl and tightly cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. On the day of, remove chia pudding and other ingredients from the refrigerator and assemble to serve.

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  1. We have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen, cooking as a family lately. It has been fun to involve the kids with recipe research and cooking! We found your recipe and we made it today! It was a success and a hit with everybody!