Strawberry and vanilla chia seed dessert

    8 hours 15 min

    This dessert is a healthy way to finish the day! Of course, it works just as well for breakfast. Chia seeds are a natural thickener which makes this dish a nice texture. Toasted almonds or mixed nuts add crunch.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 235ml unsweetened almond milk
    • 250g 0% fat vanilla yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    • 30g chia seeds
    • To serve
    • 350g strawberries, sliced
    • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
    • 35g sliced almonds, toasted

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

    1. Whisk almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt together in a bowl until just blended; add chia seeds and whisk to incorporate. Set aside to let the chia seeds soak for 30 minutes.
    2. Stir the chia seed mixture to redistribute any seeds that have settled throughout the mixture. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
    3. Drizzle 4 teaspoons maple syrup over sliced strawberries in a bowl; stir to coat. Add almonds to strawberries; stir again.
    4. Spoon chia seed mixture into 4 bowls; top each with a portion of the strawberry mixture.

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    I like this recipe. It is great basic starter chia pudding. Very easy to do. I do a couple of things differently, though. I use honey instead of maple syrup in the initial mix with the chia pudding. I also do not mix additional maple syrup/honey with the strawberries before serving. I simply prefer mine less sweet. And if the berries are good, I feel they are flavorful enough on their own. Also I ONLY use greek yogurt when I make this. I just feel the density of greek yogurt holds up better with the chia seeds. And lastly, after the initial 30 minute soak, i gently mix the ingredients to redistribute. I then divide it into pint size jars to sit overnight. These are perfect size for me to easily grab in the morning and head out the door. FYI, I also like this without any additional fruit, etc. On it's own is good, too. Also, if you like this recipe, consider checking out the recipe for Almond Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding on allrecipes, as well. It's wonderful!!  -  10 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have been experimenting with chia seed recipes and I really liked this one. I used almond slivers that i just sprinkled over the top. The maple syrup added just enough sweetness without it being too sweet.  -  11 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did not care for this recipe.  -  04 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)