Chia Pudding with Blueberries and Almonds

This Chia Pudding with Blueberries and Almonds is EASY to make, loaded with fiber, protein, and antioxidants, perfect for a healthy breakfast!

Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding
Elise Bauer

Have you ever tried chia seeds? They're nutrient dense, fiber rich tiny seeds of the chia plant that expand when you soak them in liquid to something like tapioca, but with really small pearls.

You can add them to smoothies for extra protein and fiber, or let them soak for a while and plump up to make an easy dairy-free chia pudding.

When chia seeds started popping up on food blogs a few years ago all I could think of was those sprout-covered terracotta chia pets marketed on infomercials in the early 80s.

I shied away. Too many memories of sprouting clay animals rattling in my brain.

But then I tried a drink with chia seeds and it reminded me of bubble tea! Albeit with tiny bubbles. In a flash decades of green sprouty images disappeared, replaced with food possibilities.

Elise Bauer

Here is what I've been making for breakfast recently with chia seeds—a wonderfully satisfying blueberry and almond chia pudding.

All you have to do is purée some blueberries in almond milk and then stir in chia seeds. For extra zing a little cinnamon and honey. Let it soak overnight or for at least a couple of hours. Then top the chia pudding with whole blueberries and some toasted almonds to eat.

I'm using almond milk because I have it on hand, and I'm making an effort to reduce dairy (lactose intolerant here), but you could easily use regular milk instead.

If you don't want to bother puréeing the blueberries with the almond milk, skip it and mix all of the blueberries in with the chia pudding at the end!

Chia Pudding with Blueberries and Almonds

Prep Time 5 mins
Soaking 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings 2 to 3 servings

The honey is optional, skip it if you are going vegan, or use maple syrup instead.


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 cup (divided, 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup) fresh or frozen (defrosted) blueberries

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered or sliced almonds


  1. Blend together 2 cups almond milk and 3/4 cup blueberries:

    in a blender. Pour out into a bowl or quart-sized mason jar.

  2. Stir in the chia seeds, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract:

    (Or just cover and shake if using a jar.) Let sit for 10 minutes, then stir again to break up any clumping.

  3. Chill:

    for 2 hours or overnight.

  4. When ready to eat, stir again. Top with toasted almonds the remaining blueberries
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
260 Calories
16g Fat
24g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 245mg 19%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 263mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.