Tropical Bliss Chia Pudding


  • For the Pudding:
    • 1/4 cup chia seeds
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar (optional, for sweetness)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • For the Toppings:
    • 1 banana, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
    • Fresh berries, nuts, or seeds (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chia Seed Pudding:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup (if using), and vanilla extract (if using).
    • Stir well to ensure the chia seeds are evenly distributed and not clumping together.
    • Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes, then stir again to break up any clumps.
    • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for the best results. The chia seeds will absorb the liquid and create a pudding-like texture.
  2. Assemble the Pudding:
    • Once the chia seed pudding has set, give it a good stir to ensure a smooth consistency.
    • Divide the pudding into serving bowls or jars.
  3. Add the Toppings:
    • Top each serving with sliced banana and shredded coconut.
    • Add any additional toppings you desire, such as fresh berries, nuts, or seeds, for extra flavor and texture.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the chia seed pudding immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Customize the Flavor: You can use different types of milk (such as coconut milk or soy milk) to vary the flavor and texture.
  • Extra Creaminess: For a creamier pudding, use a blender to blend the almond milk and chia seeds before refrigerating.
  • Meal Prep: Prepare multiple servings in jars for a quick and easy breakfast or snack throughout the week.

Benefits of this Recipe:

  • High in Omega-3s: Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health.
  • Rich in Fiber: Both chia seeds and bananas provide dietary fiber, promoting good digestion and satiety.
  • Dairy-Free and Vegan: This recipe uses almond milk, making it suitable for vegans and those with dairy allergies.
  • Low in Sugar: Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and fruit, it’s a healthy alternative to sugary desserts.

Nutritive Value (Per Serving – Estimated):

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Vitamin C: 15% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Calcium: 20% of the DV
  • Iron: 10% of the DV

Enjoy this creamy and delightful Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk, Sliced Banana, and Shredded Coconut for a satisfying and healthful treat!

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