Blueberry Chia Pudding and Smoothie

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Chia Pudding

It all started with a quest to find some healthy-and-easy-to-eat one-handed snacks.

That quest led me down a rabbit hole on Pinterest of all things chia pudding. I dabbled with a strawberry chia pudding and kind of sort of enjoyed it (once I got the sweetness levels situated). Enough that I was curious what other kind of flavor combinations would be enjoyable.

That led me to contemplate what blueberries would be like in a chia pudding.

Blueberries for Blueberry Chia Pudding

I found it odd that I there weren’t any recipes for what I was dreaming of. I mean, there were vanilla chia pudding recipes topped with blueberries. And, of course, there were about a thousand chocolate chia puddings. But nothing that was straight up blueberry.

Perhaps I should have taken that as a sign…

But I didn’t. And I am certainly glad I went for it anyway.

Blueberry Chia Pudding

One thing I will say about chia pudding: it is never as sweet as you think it’s going to be. Something about those chia seeds soak up all of the natural sweetness of the fruit.

I kind of forgot about this principle and tried to go the unsweetened route. Let’s just say it wasn’t a very good first bite.

Ahem.

Chia seeds for Blueberry Chia Pudding

Chia Seeds

I also would like to just sit and observe this chia pudding all day long; it’s just so purdy.

Purdy. Delicious. Nutritious.

It’s the whole package.

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Yields 2-3

Blueberry Chia Pudding

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 tbs maple syrup

Directions

  1. Combine blueberries and almond milk in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a container.
  3. Stir in chia seeds and maple syrup.
  4. Place in refrigerator overnight (or at minimum 4 hours) to let chia seeds congeal.
  5. Serve with extra blueberries, cut up banana, or just enjoy it the way it is.
  6. For a little extra smoothness, puree again until smooth.
  7. To make a smoothie:
  8. Combine blueberry chia pudding and 2 ripe bananas in blender and pulse until smooth.
  9. Pour into your favorite glass or mason jar and sip away.

Allergen Information

Dairy Free, Nightshade Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Corn Free.

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Blueberry Chia Pudding

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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

Comments

  1. Reply Interesting- I've never actually blended the fruit of choice with the milk- just mixed the chunks in so they sortof suspend in the pudding. I'm going to try this!
    1. Reply I have done both -- added the fruit to the milk, but then also adding fruit chunks. And I have recently tried just the fruit and no milk, and that seemed to be my favorite. A stronger fruit flavor and more pudding-like consistency. Still playing around though!
  2. Reply Interesting! In that sense, you could basically make a smoothie, add chia seeds to it and boom, it's pudding! I do love my coconut milk though so I doubt I'll be going full fruit puree anytime soon.

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