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Chia Breakfast Pudding (Only 5 Minutes of Prep)

By May 6, 2019Recipes
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Eating a healthy breakfast is often challenging, especially during busy mornings. So, I prefer make-ahead breakfasts that I can prepare the night before.

This chia breakfast pudding requires only five minutes of prep time, is naturally grain-free, and can be easily customized to include your toppings of choice. The best part is that these highly nutritional chia seeds include both protein and fiber, which will leave you feeling satisfied until lunch time.

Chia Breakfast Pudding

For this breakfast pudding recipe, I have included my favorite nut and fruit combination; however, the possibilities are endless when it comes to chia pudding. Feel free to make it your own by incorporating different types of nuts, nut butters, fruit (I love adding pomegranate arils as a garnish), and even additional seeds such as flax or hemp for an extra nutritional boost.

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

This recipe requires only five minutes of prep time, is naturally grain-free, and can be easily customized to include your favorite toppings.

Category Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 3 hours
Servings 1
Author Tulika Venugopal


  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp non-dairy milk such as almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp walnut pieces
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Mix the chia seeds and non-dairy milk in a small container or bowl, and set it in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  2. After the mixture has soaked, remove it from the fridge. The soaked chia should have a gelatinous texture.
  3. Layer the chia pudding into a glass or bowl with the nuts, bananas, and blueberries.
  4. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and serve.

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Tulika Venugopal
Tulika Venugopal is a food and fitness enthusiast. She is a biomedical engineer by day, and she is also a certified yoga and fitness instructor who shares her passion for health and fitness in her spare time.

Tulika has always enjoyed cooking healthy meals to complement her active lifestyle, and she especially loves creating recipes that are accessible for anyone to follow. She has been a vegetarian for her entire life and was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2014, which inspired her to become even more creative with her meals.

Tulika lives with her husband and puppy in Seattle, Washington. She chronicles her gluten-free and vegetarian recipe creations, her Seattle food adventures, and her curious love of arm balances and handstands on her Instagram account.

She writes about various food and wellness topics in her blog, Karma Eats, and has been featured in a podcast in the Glutenfree Globalicious Magazine.