Single Serve Chia Pudding
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why you’ll love this recipe
- Single Serve Chia Pudding is quick and easy to prep!
- Takes only a few minutes to prepare and you’ll have breakfast for the next three days.
- Full of protein, fiber, healthy fats and omega-3’s.
- This recipe is vegan, plant based, gluten free and grain free!
- Healthy enough for breakfast but sweet enough for dessert.
- You really only need three simple ingredients: chia seeds, choice of milk and sweetener.
- A healthy recipe that will leave you feeling satiated and energized for your day.
- Three different flavors so you will never get bored.
- Check out my matcha chia seed pudding or my espresso chia pudding for a few other ideas!
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Single Serve Chia Pudding. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
Matcha Chia pudding: Ceremonial grade matcha, I personally love Pique or Matcha Bar, chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup. You may sub any type of milk or nut milk alternative and honey, agave or date syrup.
Chocolate Chia pudding: Cacao or Coco powder, chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup. You may sub any type of milk or nut milk alternative and honey, agave or date syrup.
Vanilla Chia pudding: Chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup. You may sub any type of milk or nut milk alternative and honey, agave or date syrup.
Toppings: strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, or granola.
how to make
ONE: I personally love using these meal prep containers, but you can also use any type of bowl or container that has a lid. First add in the chia seeds then the almond milk. Mix until well combined and add in the sweetener and mix once more.
TWO: Add in the toppings to the other sections, cover and store in the fridge for a minimum or 1 hour or overnight.
Tips and tricks
Stir the chia seeds with the almond milk two separate times to ensure they are well mixed together and no separation occurs.
Store toppings separately from the chia seeds for best results.
The ratio for chia seeds to almond milk really matters, I have found that 2 tbsp with 1/2 cup of almond milk is a great meal serving.
If your chia seed pudding does clump together, just keep mixing with a spoon to break them apart. You can also add a splash more of milk if needed.
Don’t like the texture of chia pudding? Try blending it instead!
How to serve and store
Serve this Single Serve Chia Pudding with your favorite toppings, on smoothie bowls, in yogurt, oatmeal or just on it’s own for a great breakfast, snack or dessert.
Store it in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-5 days.
Taste and Texture
The matcha chia pudding has a slight earthy taste but is also the perfectly lightly sweetened. You can also add in more sweetener if you prefer.
Chocolate chia pudding is rich in chocolate flavor but also perfectly sweet.
Simple vanilla chia pudding is subtly sweet, light and refreshing.
The texture of chia pudding is almost gel like with the texture of small beads fro the chia seeds. I personally think it goes down smoothly. However, if you don’t love the texture of chia pudding you can simple blend it and it will be much more like traditional pudding.
My Favorite Containers For Overnight Oats
These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.
Alternatively, you can also use weck jars, mason jars, these glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.
frequently asked questions
Yes totally! Any type of milk or nut milk will work great for this recipe.
When stored properly, chia pudding will last up to 5-7 days.
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Then, store in an airtight container in the fridge until it’s cold!
other recipes you may like
- matcha chia pudding
- blue matcha chia pudding
- espresso chia pudding
- simple vanilla chia pudding
- 5 minute chia seed jam
If you make these Single Serve Chia Pudding, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!
I’m obsessed with this! So easy and delicious. I double the recipe and it lasts me a few days. It’s the quickest breakfast before work!
Hi emily!! thanks so much for your comment and rating, i’m so happy to hear you’re loving the chia pudding 🙂
Delicious Chia Pudding!
i’m so glad you enjoyed!!!