You’ll adore this Blended Chia Pudding – creamy, smooth, and perfect for breakfast or dessert! Chocolate Chia Pudding gets a creamy upgrade by adding coconut milk and blending until it’s extra smooth. Perfect for those who don’t enjoy the “tapioca” texture of regular chia pudding!
Chia pudding is a great addition to a keto or low carb diet! It’s high in fiber, easily prepped ahead, and can be made in a variety of flavors. Try my favorite Chocolate Chia Pudding, or this luscious Lemon Chia Pudding!
A Creamy Smooth Blended Chia Pudding
If you aren’t a fan of the tapioca-like texture of Chia Pudding, then this is the solution for you!
This creamy blended chocolate chia pudding is made with creamy coconut milk, and is blended 3 times for maximum smoothness.
It makes the perfect high fiber breakfast, snack or dessert, a nutrient that’s sometimes difficult to get enough of on a low carb or keto diet.
This method works for other flavors of chia pudding as well! Blend up some Lemon Chia Pudding, Matcha Chia Pudding, or even try adding some fresh blueberries or raspberries to the mix.
Topping breakfasts like this is the best part! Load on some berries, coconut, nuts and seeds, and make each bowl a new experience.
I make this with monk fruit sweetener, to make this a sugar free, dairy free chia pudding. Use whatever sweetener you love, such as maple syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia!
What You’ll Need
- Almond Milk (unsweetened)
- Coconut Milk (from a carton or can, not “beverage”, for the creamiest texture)
- Cacao Powder (or natural cocoa powder, unsweetened)
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
- Collagen (optional, but adds protein and an extra creamy texture!)
- Chia Seeds
Topping Suggestions for Chia Seed Pudding Bowls
- Berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries!)
- Bananas (not low carb/ keto)
- Nuts and Seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds)
- Whipped Cream (heavy whipping cream whipped with monk fruit sweetener or unsweetened)
- Greek Yogurt (make this protein packed by adding some greek yogurt to the bowl!)
- Shaved dark chocolate (or unsweetened)
How to Make Blended Chia Pudding
Step 1: Add the almond milk, chia seeds, cacao powder, monk fruit, collagen, salt, and vanilla to a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Step 2: Add the coconut milk into the blender, and mix it in to help it start processing. Process for another 1-2 minutes, until the pudding is as smooth as possible. I like to do this a 3rd time by letting the pudding rest again, and blending it another 1-2 minutes, to break down the seeds as much as possible.
Step 3: Pour the pudding into storage containers. It should be thick, but will thicken further when it’s chilled.
Step 4: Top blended chocolate chia pudding with berries, nuts, or nut butter, as desired!
How to Store Blended Chia Pudding
Refrigerate chia pudding for 2-3 hours prior to serving to completely thicken.
Chia seed pudding stays good refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Top the pudding each day with berries, chocolate, nuts, and more, to add variety to your chia pudding!
FAQ & Flavor Variations
What Does Blended Chia Pudding Taste Like?
Blended chia pudding has a creamy texture, similar to a regular pudding. It is not 100% smooth, as chia seeds are high in fiber, and even in a high speed blender, the fiberous seeds can’t be totally broken down.
However, it has a sweet and chocolatey flavor, and is great for anyone who wants to switch things up, or who doesn’t like the tapioca consistency of a regular chia seed pudding.
Blended Berry Chia Pudding
Omit the cocoa powder, and add 1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen) and 1/2 cup of freeze dried strawberries or raspberries. The freeze dried berries add a lot of flavor that is hard to do with fresh berries!
Matcha or Lemon Blended Chia Seed Pudding
If you’re wanting to blend vanilla, matcha, or lemon chia seed pudding, I suggest buying white chia seeds. This is purely to make it look more appetizing! Chocolate and berries will cover the black/gray look of blended chia seeds, but lighter colored puddings will not.
Other Chia Seed Recipes
- Chia Seed Crackers
- Sugar Free Raspberry Chia Jam
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
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Blended Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Vitamix” class=”wprm-recipe-equipment-link”>High Speed Blender *check Amazon for refurbished Vitamix blenders! I've used mine for over 5 years.
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened
- 1/4 cup cacao powder or natural cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
- 40 g collagen optional, but adds a creamy texture
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch sea salt
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk canned or in paper cartons, not beverage
- Add the almond milk, chia seeds, cacao powder, monk fruit, collagen, salt, and vanilla to a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
- Add the coconut milk into the blender, and mix it in to help it start processing. Process for another 1-2 minutes, until the pudding is as smooth as possible. I like to do this a 3rd time by letting the pudding rest again, and blending it another 1-2 minutes, to break down the seeds as much as possible.
- Pour the pudding into storage containers. It should be thick, but will thicken further when it’s chilled.
- Top blended chocolate chia pudding with berries, nuts, or nut butter, as desired!
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