Strawberry lime chia pudding is a delicious healthy breakfast with a pudding-like consistency that is super easy to make.
I love chia pudding. It’s an easy breakfast that just about anyone can make and is super easy to customize. Not to mention, once strawberry season rolls around, it’s a great excuse to put strawberries on and in everything. Since you can make this recipe ahead of time, it’s also a perfect option for busy mornings.
Ingredients in Strawberry Lime Chia Pudding
Here’s what you need for this chia seed pudding recipe.
Sweet strawberries: Fresh strawberries are highly recommended. You can also use frozen strawberries, just make sure that they’re mostly thawed.
Coconut milk (or other dairy-free milk): I highly recommended using full-fat coconut milk. Cashew milk or another non-dairy milk can also used.
Chia seeds: either black or white chia seeds will do
Pure maple syrup: gives just the right amount of natural sweetness
lime juice: fresh lime juice is a must
coconut flakes: feel free to use unsweetened coconut flakes as a garnish
lime zest: the zest make it zing
Substitutions and Additions
Once you have a basic recipe for healthy chia pudding you’re free to customize it as you please. For example, the strawberry puree can be swapped for a myriad of other fruit purees like bananas, blueberries or even mango or guava.
If you like vanilla, feel free to add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. You can also garnish the chia pudding with some extra chia seeds on top.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are true superfoods in every sense of the word. While chia seeds ae indeed small in size, they pack a big nutritional punch. That’s why they are one of my favorite toppings in everything from muffins to smoothies. Here are some of the benefits of chia seeds. Not only are chia seeds are a powerful antioxidant, but they also have high protein and are a great source of fiber. Just 2.5 tablespoons of chia seeds have five grams of protein and ten grams of fiber respectfully.
These benefits are helpful in lowering the risk of heart disease, supporting weight loss and flooding the body with needed phytonutrients to limit disease.
Health Benefits of Coconut Milk
While you can use any one of plant-based milks to make this easy strawberry chia pudding, I advocate for using coconut milk in this recipe because it’s a great way to get some healthy fats in your diet. Some of the health benefits of coconut milk include supporting weight loss, supple skin and healthy hair. And believe it or not, even though coconut is rich in fat, those fatty acids also promote heart health.
Some of the Most Popular Ways to Use This Chia Pudding Recipe
If you’re working on your meal prep, this is going to be one of your favorite recipes since you can make it ahead. You can have it as a healthy breakfast, a dessert or even as a snack. My kids love diving into some chia pudding for breakfast or as a after homeschool snack.
More Serving Suggestions
Serve with unsweetened coconut, cut fruit, grain free granola or an extra drizzle of maple syrup.
Q & A
Do chia seeds promote constipation?
While chia seeds don’t promote constipation, it’s important to drink lots of water throughout the day, especially when it comes to eating fiber filled foods like chia seeds.
- 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- In a medium bowl combine coconut milk, maple syrup and lime zest.
- Add the chia seeds and whisk.
- Allow to thicken slightly while starting to prepare the strawberries.
- Remove the green tops from the strawberries.
- Blend the strawberries in a food processor or blender with the lime juice.
- Once pureed and chia pudding has thickened some place in individual mason jars.
- Spread even amounts of bended strawberries over the top of the chia pudding.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Serve with sliced fruit, and coconut flakes as desired.
Feel to to adjust the maple syrup to your desired sweetness. You could also opt for no maple syrup at all.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 324Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 9gSugar 8gProtein 6g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.