FREE Healthy Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are high in dietary fibre, calcium, phosphorous and are the best plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids on the planet! Chia seeds expand when they are placed in liquid and take on a gel-like quality. Some people compare the texture of chia pudding to tapioca. Enjoy this as a breakfast option, snack or even dessert!

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Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 60 + minutes

Total Time: 70 minutes



  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups milk (alternative: coconut, almond or organic soy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 drops of honey or agave nectar to sweeten
  • Add ons: fresh berries, nuts and seeds




  1. Place chia seeds, vanilla extract and milk in a jar with a lid
  2. Shake well to mix all the ingredients together
  3. Place jar in the fridge for at least 1 hour * an easy trick is to make this before bed and leave overnight
  4. Finally, add your berries, nuts, seeds and chosen sweetener to complete your pudding!
  5. Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack

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About Monica

Monica is AlgaeCal’s Content Marketing Coordinator. She completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Studies and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and represented Canada numerous times with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. Monica now uses her background in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal. In her spare time she loves to workout, practice yoga and binge on Netflix shows!

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