Bone Healthy Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding

Nutrition / May 2, 2014

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


2 thoughts on “Bone Healthy Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding


I am thrilled that you are not using white sugar in your recipe for white chia pudding! I have made chocolate chia for a decade! Vanilla is a nice change! And better for me! Thank you and I respect Algae Cal so much more now I know you are on my wavelength in nutrition and health!


Hi Marshall,

Thanks so much for the kind words! We try to put out the best tasting and healthiest versions of recipes! And that includes not adding refined sugar 🙂

– Monica from AlgaeCal

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