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Overnight Chia Pudding

Are you a fan of healthy and delicious breakfast options? Look no further than chia overnight pudding! This trendy dish is the perfect way to start your day with a burst of energy and flavor. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants, making them a superfood that can do wonders for your health. By soaking them overnight in almond milk, coconut milk, or any other liquid of your choice, they transform into a creamy and satisfying pudding that is both nutritious and delicious.

The best part about chia overnight pudding is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can customize it to your liking by adding your favorite fruits, nuts, and sweeteners. For a tropical twist, try adding diced mango and shredded coconut. If you’re in the mood for something chocolaty, mix in some cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate. The possibilities are endless, and the end result is always a delicious and filling breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime.

For more on the go breakfast ideas: Vegan Cinnamon Breakfast Bars, or Blueberry Mufffins.

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SIS – Tip   Simple is Smart

Using frozen fruit in your Overnight Chia Pudding can save you time and money while still providing all the nutritional benefits of fresh fruit.  One of the biggest advantages of using frozen fruit is the convenience factor. Fresh fruit can be expensive and often spoils quickly, while frozen fruit can be purchased in bulk and stored for long periods of time. This means you can always have a variety of fruit on hand to mix and match in your Chia Puddings.  

But frozen fruit isn’t just convenient; it can also enhance the flavor and texture of your Chia Pudding. Frozen fruit tends to be sweeter than fresh fruit. Additionally, using frozen fruit can help reduce food waste. If you have fresh fruit that is starting to go bad, simply chop it up and freeze it for later use in your Overnight Chia Pudding. This way, you can still enjoy the fruit’s nutritional benefits without having to throw it away.

Vegan Chia Overnight Pudding.

Neuro Nutrition Nugget

Chia seeds are a small but mighty superfood that have been gaining popularity in recent years for their numerous health benefits. One of the most notable benefits of chia seeds is their positive impact on the brain. These tiny seeds are packed with essential nutrients that can help boost cognitive function and improve overall brain health. Chia seeds contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain health. 

Omega-3s are crucial for maintaining the structure and function of brain cells, and they have been shown to improve memory and cognitive performance. In fact, studies have found that omega-3s can help reduce the risk of developing dementia and other age-related cognitive decline. 

In addition to omega-3s, chia seeds are also a great source of antioxidants, which can help protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the development of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The antioxidants in chia seeds can help neutralize these harmful molecules and prevent them from causing damage to the brain. 

Another benefit of chia seeds for the brain is their high fiber content. Fiber is important for maintaining healthy gut bacteria, which has been linked to improved brain function. In fact, research has shown that the gut-brain connection plays a significant role in cognitive function and mood regulation. By promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, chia seeds can help support a healthy gut-brain axis and improve overall brain health. 

Overall, chia seeds are an excellent addition to any diet for their numerous health benefits, particularly their positive impact on the brain. Incorporating chia seeds into your diet is an easy and convenient way to support cognitive function, improve memory, and protect against age-related cognitive decline. So why not give your brain a boost with the power of chia seeds?

What do I Need for Overnight Chia Pudding?

10 oz. Mason Jars:   I like the 10 oz. jars because it leaves a little extra room for the toppings. 

Nondairy Milk:   Choose sweetened nondairy milk. I’ve used Almond, Soy, Oats, and Coconut. My favorite is coconut milk. 

Chia Seeds:  There are two kinds of Chia Seeds, black and white. There isn’t very much difference between the two. The black seeds are a little higher in protein content, whereas the white seeds have more omega-3 Fatty Acids. 

Fresh Berries or Fruit:  Blueberries, blackberries, Raspberry and strawberries. During the winter, when I’m in Florida, and have fresh tropical fruit and coconuts available. My favorite is a pina colada pudding: fresh pineapple, coconut milk, and toasted coconut on top. 

Flavoring:  For extra flavor, I recommend flavor extracts/concentrates. You can purchase a variety of flavors for the overnight pudding and also in your smoothies or cooking and baking. 

Nuts:  Top with a couple of tbsp. of nuts. Almonds, cashews, or macadamia nuts.

When consuming a combination of protein and carbohydrates, digestion slows down because proteins and fats take more time to digest than carbohydrates. As a result, the absorption rate in the intestines also decreases, which helps regulate the blood sugar level. This, in turn, prevents sudden spikes or drops in blood sugar levels, thus maintaining a steady blood sugar level.

Sweetener: If your fruit is ripe and sweet, you may decide to skip the sweetener. If you add sweetener, maple syrup, golden syrup, or date syrup are all delicious. 


Vegan Chia Overnight Pudding.

Step by Step Instructions for Vegan Overnight Chia Pudding: 

  1. Combine the non-dairy milk and fresh fruit in a blender.
  2. Add the sweetener and flavoring.
  3. Blend on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Stir in the Chia Seeds and divide between four  10 oz. Mason Jars.
  5. Refrigerate overnight
  6. Before serving, top with a couple of Tbsp of Fresh Fruit and nuts

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Chia Overnight Pudding

Look no further than chia overnight pudding for a healthy and delicious breakfast option.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chia, Chia Pudding, clean eating, easy, easy breakfast recipe, healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 277kcal


  • 4 pint Mason Jars
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Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups non-dairy milk (oat, almond, or coconut)
  • 2 cups fresh fruit strawberries, blueberries, banana, pineapple, blackberries.
  • 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup or Maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp Extract for additional flavor. Vanilla, almond, coconut, or berry flavors.
  • 3 Tbsp Chia Seeds


  • ¼ cup fresh fruit
  • 2 tbsp nuts (cashews, pistachios, almonds)


Make the Pudding

  • Combine the non-dairy milk and fresh fruit in a blender.
  • Add the sweetener and flavoring
  • Blend on medium speed until smooth
  • Stir in the Chia Seeds and divide between four 10 oz. Mason Jars.
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Before serving, top with a Tbsp of Fresh Fruit and nuts



Get creative:  
Pina Colada with fresh pineapple and coconut milk. Sweeten with simple syrup and top with macadamia nuts and toasted Coconut flakes. 
Triple berry with Blue, Black, and Strawberries mixed. Sweeten with golden syrup and top with cashews and more berries.
Mangos, Kiwi, sweeten with golden syrup add vanilla.  Topped with cashews and Kiwi Slices. 


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 2mg
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