This strawberry chia pudding with oat milk tastes like dessert for breakfast. It’s healthy, refined sugar free and is perfect to meal prep for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert.
This strawberry chia pudding has quickly become a regular in my weekly meal prep. I’m all for a quick and easy breakfast during the week that’s healthy and nutritious without spending a long time in the kitchen on the weekends.
Not only is this easy chia pudding a delicious breakfast idea but it’s also loaded with antioxidants, fiber, protein and iron. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients. It’s easy to make, naturally vegan and has just the right amount of sweetness and is full of flavor.
The oat milk chia pudding is not only delicious, but it’s also extremely nutritious. It’s refined sugar free and is sweetened only by strawberries and a little bit of maple syrup and vanilla extract.
Much like my blueberry overnight oats, this overnight chia pudding is perfect for your weekday meal prep. Try it for breakfast, as a snack, or a healthy dessert.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds may be small, but they’re incredibly rich in nutrients. They are tiny black chia seeds or white seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica L and are native to Central America.
Chia seeds are high in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium which are nutrients that are important for bone health. Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants and are packed with the omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) which have been shown to benefit cardiovascular health.
These tiny powerful seeds are also an excellent source of fiber, protein, B12, iron, and more!
You can find chia seeds at most grocery stores or local farmers markets. You can also find them online. These are the chia seeds I like to buy.
Equipment You’ll Need
- Compact Blender - to mix all of the ingredients together
- Small Mason Jar - or any airtight container to store the oat milk chia pudding
Ingredients You’ll Need
To make this strawberry chia pudding recipe, you will only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this healthy grab & go breakfast. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Strawberries - I prefer using fresh strawberries over frozen strawberries for better consistency.
- Oat milk - this recipe uses oat milk however you can use unsweetened almond milk, cashew, soy, coconut or any milk you prefer.
- Maple syrup - used to sweeten the chia pudding. This ingredient is optional. You can also use honey, agave or date syrup if you prefer.
- Vanilla extract - Add a splash to enhance the flavor
- Chia seeds - the star of the recipe. Adds antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Dairy free whipped cream / freshly chopped strawberries - for garnish / toppings, this is optional.
How to Make the Chia Pudding with Oat Milk
The chia seed pudding with oat milk is so easy to make. The prep time only takes 5 minutes but you’ll need to refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving. Here’s how to make it:
- Blend the ingredients. In a blender, combine the strawberries, oat milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust if needed. You can add more strawberries or more maple syrup for sweetness.
- Add chia seeds. Spoon the chia seeds into the mason jar with a lid, then pour the strawberry milk on top. If you’re using a small mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture until everything is combined or you can stir well with a spoon.
- Chill the pudding. Let the chia pudding sit for at least 2 hours, but for best results store it overnight in the fridge.
- Serve. Garnish with additional strawberries and toppings if desired.
This recipe serves 2. Save the other half for another day or you can double this recipe and use it as a meal prep.
- To store: store it in a small mason jar or an airtight container with a lid for up to 2 - 3 days. If you’re using it for breakfast as a meal prep, store the oat chia pudding in individual jars so it’s grab and go ready.
- To serve: It is best when you serve it cold. I like to garnish the top with cut up strawberries and a little dairy free whipped cream. You can also serve it as a snack or a healthy dessert.
Chia pudding is a combination of chia seeds, a liquid and with other optional add-ins. The pudding is typically made with liquids such as milk, coconut milk or a plant based milk. In order to get a pudding-like consistency, you will need to mix the chia seeds and milk together and let it sit for a minimum of 2 hours, for best results let the mixture sit overnight. The chia seeds will gel up to make a pudding-like consistency that’s similar to tapioca.
The pudding can be stored for a couple of days, no more than 3 days. It’s perfect to make for a breakfast meal prep.
This recipe uses dairy free milk. If you prefer you can use regular dairy milk however coconut milk, almond milk or most non-dairy milk will work well for this recipe.
The seeds will absorb all of the liquid from the oat milk and will naturally thicken to create the pudding. If you notice that your chia pudding has too much liquid and it’s not thick or pudding-like, you can add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to the mixture, stir and let sit for about 30 minutes to thicken.
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Strawberry Chia Pudding with Oat Milk
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup oat milk
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup strawberries washed
- Dairy free whipped cream optional
- Fresh strawberries chopped, optional
- In a blender, combine the strawberries, oat milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust if needed. You can add more strawberries or more maple syrup for sweetness.
- Spoon the chia seeds into the mason jar with a lid, then pour the strawberry milk on top. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture until everything is combined or you can stir well with a spoon.
- Let the chia pudding sit for at least 2 hours, but for best results store it overnight in the fridge.
- Serve chilled. Garnish with additional strawberries and toppings if desired.
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