Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding — delicious, satisfying and full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber –- perfect for an easy, healthy breakfast or snack anytime of day.

Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for awhile now, they are considered a super food as they are rich in fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. I finally got the chance thanks to my brother and my husband. My brother and I are both runners and whenever we get together we like to go running and talk about all things running related.

My brother came for a short visit this past January, and he told us about this great book he just read about ultra-running, Born to Run. My husband, who is also a runner, read the book and as a result of all the good things he read about chia seeds, he purchased Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds from Amazon.

Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

I was delighted to have a chance to try chia seeds. Chia seeds are very versatile. We like them, right out of the bag, sprinkled on our breakfast cereal. They give a nice little crunch, and our girls like them this way too.

Chia seeds can be used in all sorts of recipes, both savory and sweet. I decided to start with a coconut chia seed pudding. Chia seeds are tiny, but when placed in a liquid, will absorb the liquid and expand a bit, creating a gelatinous mixture, similar to a tapioca pudding.

The basic ingredients for this Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding are coconut milk, the kind you find in a carton in the dairy section, and chia seeds. I find that you don’t get much coconut flavor from coconut milk alone, so I added some coconut flakes. I love the combination of coconut and almond, so I also added a little bit of almond extract.

Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

This Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding is so easy to make, you just whisk the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Then you pour the pudding into a mason jar, or two, and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. When the pudding is ready, you can either transfer it to small bowls, or eat it straight from the jar(s).

I like to sprinkle some additional coconut flakes on top, along with some sliced almonds for a little bit of crunch. Some fresh mint leaves provide a nice brightness and color.

This Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding is a wonderful healthy, easy breakfast or snack anytime time of day, enjoy at home or on the go.

Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding
I really love these Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds and look forward to reading Born to Run, which is highly recommended by my husband and brother. These are affiliate links to both, available at Amazon:

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  1. Hi Joy,
    I made this yesterday and it was delicious. I had it last night for dessert. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Look for the new party up tonight.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

    • Hi Debi, I’m so happy to hear that you made it and enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know, it really makes my day 🙂

  2. Your recipe looks amazing. I just printed and pinned it. I am going to have to give it a try. I have been looking for a chia seed pudding recipe for a while. I have a link party at Adorned From Above .com and would love to have you share it with everyone there.
    Have a great week and hope to see you at the party. It went live on Tuesday night and goes through Sunday night.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

    • Hi Debi, I hope you give it a try and enjoy it! I’ve linked up at your party, thanks for the invite!

  3. I have used chia seeds for a few recipes, but never for pudding. This looks great. Thanks for linking this to the This Is How We Roll Link Party!

  4. Okay, you’ve convinced me to try chia pudding. I frequently put it into smoothies, but have not ventured into the puddings. This sounds delicious! I’ll be making it soon. Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. Hope you’ll be back this week.

  5. Does this taste like tapioca? It looks exactly like it like you said. I really want to try this out and mainly because it’s a dessert that is somewhat healthy so guilt free! haha! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!


    • Hi Sharon, it does have a texture similar to tapioca. However, this pudding isn’t that sweet, it is very healthy and filling, so is great for breakfast. Hope you give it a try and enjoy!

  6. This looks incredible! I’m licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. I put chia in smoothies. I’ve been adding it for years and could never get my husband to try them until he read that same book! Haha, now he believes the benefits chia has. Your pudding sounds delucious. We love all things with coconut! !

    • That is too funny that your husband had a similar reaction after reading Born to Run! I haven’t read it yet, but it must do a really good job at touting the benefits of chia seeds 🙂

  10. Yum! Sounds like an almond joy, minus the chocolate. I am always looking for vegan goodies like this and I happen to have all of these ingredients on hand at the moment! Thanks for sharing!

    • I was thinking the same thing about it being similar to an Almond Joy! I bet it would be really good with some shaved dark chocolate, yum 🙂

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