Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding | The Nutritionist Reviews
Monday, March 5, 2018

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast!
Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Have you guys tried chia seed pudding yet? I made it for the first time in the fall and got addicted! It is so, so easy to make and I love the texture. It is kind of hard to describe but I would say that it has a similar texture to overnight oats. I started making chia seed pudding for busy school mornings and make it frequently for the kids and I. Adalyn really enjoys it and even at around 6 months old, Oliver could eat it. I love knowing that the kids and I are getting omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber first thing in the morning to start our day.

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
One of our favorite flavors are peanut butter and jelly with peanut butter powder, berries and topped with drizzled peanut butter. Blueberry vanilla is another favorite and so is strawberry. It takes about 2 minutes of prep the night before to make. Then, you just throw it in the fridge and breakfast is ready to go first thing in the morning. Add your favorite toppings and you have a no-cook, filling, tasty breakfast ready to eat. You can make chia seed pudding for meal prep and store in the fridge all week and just grab and go in the morning!

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
After making chia seed pudding time after time, I realized that I had no recipes for it on the blog which is just crazy! It was about time to share one of my very favorite breakfasts with all of you. It was hard to decide on a flavor since there are so many good ones but I figured that you can't go wrong with vanilla berry. Feel free to use fresh berries if you have them on hand but for this recipe, I used a frozen mixed berry mix. I always make a base of vanilla chia pudding and often add other flavors in there as well.

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
I decided not to mix the chia seeds in with the berries but to make layers so it would look ultra pretty! All you need is chia seeds, milk of choice (cow's, almond, coconut, soy milk, etc will all work), vanilla extract and a bit of maple syrup or honey to sweeten it up for the chia seed pudding. When you put the liquid in, it may seem like there is too much but I promise you, it will thicken right up and soak up all of that liquid! For the berry layer, just blend mixed berries in the food processor or blender until smooth.

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
To keep going with the vanilla berry flavor, I used Kitchfix Grain-Free Vanilla Berry Granola to top off this chia seed pudding for a little extra crunch. It uses a mixture of nuts and seeds along with pure vanilla, freeze dried raspberries and strawberries. It is gluten-free, dairy, soy and grain free. Oh yeah, and it tastes great! It comes in 5 different flavors including a lemon berry chia flavor. This gives the chia seed pudding the perfect crunch along with protein and fiber.  

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
The grain-free granola contains almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, walnuts and hemp hearts. So much goodness in one bag! This granola is so tasty that you won't even miss the grains. They use honey and maple syrup for sweeteners and the nuts and seeds are slow-roasted in coconut oil.

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy grain-free granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Yield: Serves 4 

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Berry Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and features layers of creamy vanilla chia seed pudding, frozen whipped berries and is topped with crunchy granola and berries for a protein, fiber and omega-3 rich breakfast!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • Toppings: berries, Kitchfix Grain-Free granola

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix together chia seeds, milk, sweetener and vanilla and refrigerate overnight or at least for 2 hours.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend berries until smooth. Add water as needed to blend.
  3. Layer the chia seed pudding and the whipped berries in a jar or bowl.
  4. Top with berries and granola.
**You can double or triple this batch as it lasts for several days in the fridge.
Enjoy!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kitchfix.

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