Maybe you’ve already jumped on the chia seed bandwagon, but if you haven’t you might be thinking that chia seeds are only good for growing on clay figurines. Turns out chia seeds do more than just grow fun Chia Pets!


Chia seeds are an all-in-one energy food with an extraordinary protein content, containing all essential amino acids. They are also an excellent source of fibre with tremendous absorptive characteristics, which means they tend to release nutrients into our body slowly, keeping us energized and nourished for longer. Bonus: when soaked, they create a textured pudding (similar to tapioca), which can easily be prepped at night for a nutritious and filling grab-and-go breakfast. Try it out with these 5 delicious chia pudding recipes:


1. Strawberry Rhubarb

Sweet, juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb are turned into a fruity compote, then topped on a coconut vanilla chia pudding—making the perfect summer breakfast! If you’re not in rhubarb season (and you don’t have any stored in your freezer), you can also make a compote from just strawberries.



2. Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chia Pudding

This rich chia pudding is healthy enough for breakfast and delicious enough for dessert! You be the judge. Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic flavour combo that you can’t go wrong with. Unless you’re allergic to peanuts…then you might want to sub out another nut/seed butter. Also delicious.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter


Whisk all the ingredients together for a couple minutes and then let chill in the fridge for at least an hour.



3. Juicy Mango Chia Pudding

Mangos are so cheery and delicious that there’s no way you could have a bad day when you eat this for breakfast. I’m sure there are scientific studies proving it.



  • 1 cup milk (I like coconut or cashew)
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • Optional: added sweetener


  1. Blend the mango and milk together.
  2. Hand mix the chia seeds into the blended mixture. Stir well to combine so you don’t end up with clumps of chia seeds.
  3. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least an hour. You can also prepare in the evening and let it sit in the fridge until morning.


5 Delicious Chia Pudding Recipes


4. Matcha Chia Pudding

Not only will you get sustainable energy from the chia seeds, but you get an extra boost from delicious matcha!



  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


Whisk all the ingredients together for a couple minutes and then let chill in the fridge for at least an hour.


5. Golden Turmeric Chia Pudding

This recipe was created by Holistic Nutritionist, Carley Mendes, to help nourish postpartum women. However, you don’t need to have had a baby to enjoy this tasty and healthy chia pudding; we can all use the healing benefits of turmeric! Top it with fresh blueberries or some coconut whip for an extra luxurious breakfast.  


When Fiona's not spending her time as a social media and content coordinator at SPUD.ca, you can find her playing with her kitten, tending to many house plants, or messing around in the kitchen creating new plant-based recipes for her blog, Plantily.com

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