Chia Pudding with Blueberries and Almonds

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

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Soaking time: 2 hours
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 3


  • 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 Tbsp 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.

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  • Mark

    Great recipe: and a fine, healthy snack and everyday desert. Not too sweet either, which I like. I’ve made this w/ whole milk and 2%. To my taste, the 2% works fine. I’ll grate some lemon into the next batch.


  • Tiffany

    Hi Elise, thanks for posting this recipe, it looks great! I’ve never used chia seeds before. Does it need to be soaked before stirring with the almond milk & blueberries mixture?

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Tiffany! Emma here, managing editor. No, the chia seeds don’t need to be soaked before using. Enjoy!

  • Lisa

    This recipe has become a staple breakfast in our house! My daughter and I make it every Sunday and put it in individual Ball jars for the upcoming week. We add some granola and the almonds right before eating so they don’t lose their crunch. Love how it is made with almond milk so it is dairy-free!


  • priyanka

    OMG, I love chia, I need to test this recipe!

  • Kay

    I tried this recipe this weekend and was pleasantly surprised! I omitted the sweetener but the berries added a natural and delicate sweetness. Once I got used to the texture (a little gooier than pudding), it was great. Thanks for posting such a simple and useful recipe.


    • Elise Bauer

      I’m so glad you liked it Kay! It is really easy, isn’t it? I love the taste.

  • Laura P.

    I saw this and had to make it ASAP! I used 2% milk instead of almond milk and a tad more blueberries than the recipe calls for. I bought a 12oz bag of frozen blueberries and just thawed the whole thing. So there was closer to 1 cup in the pudding. It looked exactly like the picture, so I got that right! And the taste is lovely! I don’t get the bubble tea comparison as the chia seeds still retained a bit of their crunch, even after all night in the fridge. But it’s yummy and super easy and I’ll definitely make this again.

  • Ines Pljakic

    Elise, this is a great recipe! Fast, easy and as soon as I make it, I’ll add delicious as well :) I have no doubts though!

  • Maria Carolina

    OMG I love chia, I need to test this recipe!