You are going to love this creamy Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding! Quickly blend all ingredients before you go to bed, let the pudding set overnight and wake up to a healthy, satisfying breakfast pudding that tastes like dessert!
Are you a morning person? I'm definitely not. Getting out of bed isn't such a big deal for me but being really focused on my work after that is another story.
No matter what techniques I use, you won't get anything good out of me in the morning. And later on in the afternoon, the magic happens. In just a few hours, I'll cross almost everything from my to-do list and be super productive. Funny how that works!
Today I have a recipe that should help you get out of bed in no time, morning person or not. These little Vanilla Raspberry Chia Puddings you see here make a very delicious breakfast you'll be anxious to eat when you wake up.
Having a cup of Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding in the morning feels like eating dessert for breakfast... But that's not the best part - at least for me!
Since you did all the work the night before, you'll just have to open the fridge, grab your Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding and enjoy. So are you down for a healthy, delicious breakfast with zero prep? I say yes!
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Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding
You are going to love this creamy Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding! Quickly blend all ingredients before you go to bed, let the pudding set overnight and wake up to a healthy, satisfying breakfast that tastes like dessert!
- 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup milk cow's milk, almond, coconut... your favorite!
- 1 tbsp honey or rice malt syrup or pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt optional
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
In the bowl of your food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients except chia seeds and process until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.
Pour mixture into two jars. Add 1.5 tablespoons of chia to each jar.
Put the lid on and give it a good shake to incorporate the chia seeds.
Let the chia puddings rest for about 1 hour, then shake again and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight. Eat by the spoonful when you wake up in the morning 🙂
It will keep two days in the fridge.
i have all of these ingredients at home...except the raspberries! but i do have frozen strawberries...I'll try this recipe with them! LOVE chia puddings! usually i just mix it with almond milk and top with dark chocolate morsels 🙂
Oh I'm sure it would be delicious with strawberries too! I love them 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Jessica!
Just want to say thank you for a fab recipe. I have a very fussy daughter and it is a struggle sometimes to get her to eat, with breakfast being particularly bad especially on school days (think it is too early for her). I read about the health benefits of chia seeds and decided to give it a go with her. After adding a little icing sugar (it was a little too sharp for her palette) it got the thumbs up, with the request for a blueberry and strawberry version. The recipe makes enough for breakfast for 2 days for both of us. Can't wait to try the pumpkin pie version either! 😀
You have no idea how happy it makes me to hear that. I'm so glad I could help! Thanks for letting me know Melissa, you totally made my day 🙂
Yum! I found your recipe on Pinterest and linked it in a blog post - can't wait to try it tomorrow!
Thanks for sharing Susi! 🙂
What's the lemon juice for please? Just seems an out of place ingredient.
Thanks 🙂 can't wait to try this
It's just to add more depth and make this pudding even tastier 🙂
Found this on Pinterest and am so excited to try it in the AM. Made my first batch tonight and licked the spoon after it was blended, yummy. Can't wait till AM.
You're set for a delicious breakfast then! Enjoy Vanessa 🙂
Has anyone tried this substituting Truvia or another sweetener instead of honey?
You can definitely use another sweetener!
This is SO. DANG. GOOD.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Haha so glad you liked this little pudding Ana !!
I don't like using the blender or food processor, but due to my poor planning I had an extra 6 ounce container of fresh raspberries that needed to be used up immediately! Luckily I had this in my big recipe binder and did the deed. I ended up adding an extra tablespoon of chia seeds, 'cause I like my pudding to fight back. While that didn't get it to my desired consistency, it helped. This is really good! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Oh fresh raspberries are so delicious! I'm glad you liked this recipe Sherwood 🙂 "I like my pudding to fight back" hahaha thanks for the laugh!
When you say coconut milk, do you mean from a can or from the carton (like the almond milk)?
I used canned coconut milk!
Perfect! That's what I was hoping 🙂 Thank you!
My pleasure 🙂
Can you freeze this like an icecream or to make it last longer?
I've honestly never tried, and I'm really not sure how it would turn out. Please let me know if you try! 🙂
I just made your pudding recipe, I have to wait til morning to eat. When i have made others in the past it has been a little runny. Wondering what the key is to thicker whipped pudding? More like a parfait. I blended for longer in food processor this time. Also wondering if I am not letting it set out in room temperature long enough? I am definitely using enough chia seeds. Thank you in advance for your insight.
In this recipe, we do not blend the chia seeds along with the other ingredients but add them after. If you blended them, that could be one of the reason it's too runny. Otherwise, have you tried adding more chia seeds? I know you said you're using enough but it would be worth giving it a go. Chia pudding isn't meant to have a "whipped" texture, so you might be disappointed if that's what you're looking for here 🙂
Love the addition of honey and lemon juice! Makes this Vanilla Raspberry Pudding extra special!
I just made this recip and it's delicious! I did alter the recipe a bit, using unsweetened coconut milk and used 4TBLS of chia. I also put just a little Raspberry balsamic in it. This set up quickly.
Raspberry balsamic sounds delicious Judy! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
This is so awesome, I love this chia pudding, but I put mine in a blender, and ate it right away, best pudding ever, who would of thought you can make pudding with chia seeds, I add them to my lemon water. Thanks for the recipe, next time I am adding banannas
Hi! I made this yesterday but it did not thicken??? Also, I wondered why the sugar value was so high? I used Unsweetened Almond Milk and just that bit of honey. It tasted great but it was not thick.
Hi Gayle! Sorry to hear it didn't turn out for you. Usually when it doesn't thicken, the culprit is the ratio (too much liquid for not enough chia seeds). Did you follow the proportions?
Also this recipe isn't supposed to be *super* thick.
As for the sugar and carbs, raspberries, milk, honey and chia seeds all have a decent amount of carbs in them (7 grams, 5 grams, 8 grams and 6 grams respectively)
This looks so good! Can I use other types of berries?
Hi Suzanne! Absolutely! Wouldn't this be just awesome with blackberries?
Thanks for sharing! Is there a type of milk that you think works best?
HI Vanessa! Cow's milk, almond, coconut, cashew... pick your favorite! If you like coconut, that would go really well with the raspberries! Enjoy
Hi do you let it rest for an hour before shaking again in or out of fridge ? Thanks
Hi. Yes! Let the chia puddings rest for about 1 hour, then shake again and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight
Can you eat this immediately after prepping? Or, does it have to settle overnight?
Hi Malarie. I highly recommend giving this pudding plenty of time to set. Some seeds start to gel in as little as 20 minutes but if you can, I would give it at least a couple of hours and ideally overnight. Cheers
This recipe is excellent. I was lazy and didn’t want to wash a blender/food processor so I just mashed the ingredients together—the texture turned out fine. Be warned that as written the pudding is definitely on the tart side. I love tart desserts so this is perfect! Thanks for the delicious recipe!
Thanks for your feedback Amanda, much appreciated! 🙂
Mine did't thicken and was runny. I only had enough Chia seeds for 1 TBSP per glass jar. It still tasted good but I was looking for a thicker texture. Will try again when I get more Chia seeds.
Hi Robin! Usually, when it doesn’t thicken, the culprit is the ratio (too much liquid for not enough chia seeds). Did you follow the proportions? This recipe isn’t supposed to be *super* thick. Feel free to add some more chia seeds. Hope this is helpful. Cheers
I love this recipe but I wonder if it has to be overnight? Is 2 hours enough to have the consistency cuz I can’t wait to eat it!:)
Hi Esme. This recipe isn’t supposed to be *super* thick in the first place. Chia seeds should ideally be soaked overnight to get the best results but 2 hours could just work. Maybe reduce the amount of milk by a bit. Some seeds already start to plump up in as little as 20 minutes but again, for the perfect texture, I would give them the night. Cheers!
This sounds delicious. Do we have to rest it for one day? Can I just place it in the fridge for an hour? I made one yesterday and the minimum resting period in the fridge was 30 minutes.
Thank you! You need to leave it in the fridge enough for the chia seed to expand and the texture to thicken. If it's thickened enough to your liking after one hour you can enjoy it then 🙂
Tried & loved your recipe(so did my kids win!) I’m always trying new ways to get healthy foods into our diet. Thank you.
So happy you enjoyed it Holly!
Also wondering if you can freeze this recipe to make ice cream? Sounds delicious!
That is an interesting idea but I have yet to try it! Let me know how it turns out. It might turn a bit hard in the freezer but you might be able to churn it into soft-serve texture in the ice cream maker and enjoy it right away.
I don't have greek yogurt. Can I substitute or just leave it out of the recipe?
Hi Kim. You can use any other yogurt!
I am new to a almost completely dairy free life. I came across this pudding and decided to try it. It was so good!! I can't wait to make it again!
Super! I'm so happy you liked it! Thanks for sharing