These Vanilla Chia Seed Puddings are so darn tasty, healthy, Paleo-friendly, a breeze to make, and a festive way to bring color to any Summer BBQ or get together!

Red White and Blue Chia Puddings

I have a confession, I’ve been enjoying chia seed puddings for YEARS …but I’ve never posted a recipe. Forgive me!

If you like tapioca pudding, I think you’ll like chia seed pudding. The consistency is similar! They come together so quickly, too. All you need to do is stir coconut milk with the chia seeds (I like to add a few teaspoons of vanilla extract + a couple tablespoons of maple syrup for bonus flavor), pour it into your serving containers, and let it chill until it the seeds plump up by soaking in the luscious coconut milk.

Red White and Blue Chia Puddings

As a way to add color and enjoy the Summer fruit bounty, I like to add some blueberries and strawberries on top. These would make a great dessert for a big family gathering or BBQ! Just pour them into clear plastic cups (like these) the day before the party and your dessert is done – no more thinking about it.

Red White and Blue Chia Puddings

I’m in Austin, TX this weekend for Paleo f(x)! This event is a FABULOUS way to get connected with like-minded health folks in the Paleo world AND meet some of your favorite bloggers in person. Because several of these bloggers are dear friends and colleagues who live across the country, we like to take advantage of our time together by exploring the food in the city. SO, be sure to find me on Snapchat and Instagram (username @fedandfit) for more regular updates. If you have a ticket to Paleo f(x), be sure to come see me at my cooking demonstration at 3:00 p.m. on the cooking stage on Saturday! I’ll also be handing out an exclusive recipe card from my upcoming book.

Red White and Blue Chia Puddings

Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings
These Vanilla Chia Seed Puddings are so darn tasty, healthy, Paleo-friendly, a breeze to make, and a festive way to bring color to any Summer BBQ or get together!


  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk 13.5 ounces
  • 1/2 cup black chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 8 large strawberries de-stemmed and sliced thin
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the coconut milk with the seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Once incorporated, pour an even amount into 8 cups.
  • Let the cups set for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Garnish the puddings with the blueberries, a sliced strawberry, and a sprig of fresh mint.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 294
Keyword: chia pudding, coconut milk chia pudding, dairy free chia pudding

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Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. Vanilla extract is not Whole30 compliant because of the alcohol and possible sugar content