Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding
4-ingredient Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding recipe. Easy Paleo chia pudding with strawberry compote. Soak overnight and No cook. Healthy Keto and Paleo breakfast and dessert!
Strawberry Chia Pudding with Strawberry Compote!
A few days ago I shared my Instant Pot 1-Minute Strawberry Compote recipe and I absolutely love the chunky fruit texture. The strawberries are sweet and since it’s homemade I was able to replace the sweetener with (blood) orange juice and they become the best healthy sweetener for today’s Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding!
Chia Pudding Milk Ratio
Similar to my Paleo oatmeal, 3 times the quantity of chia seeds if using dairy-free milk from a carton. If use a canned light coconut milk, increase the liquid to 4 times of the chia seeds quantity. Stir-well, add vanilla bean powder if desire, and chill in the fridge overnight or about 6 hours in the fridge, add strawberry compote or any fruit and sweetener of choice and you’ll have a lovely bowl of Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding.
How To Make it
To make Paleo strawberry chia pudding is very simple. Soak the chia seeds overnight (or at least 6 hours) in the fridge with milk of your choice. The seeds will gel further. The pudding itself does not have any flavor so you can add flavors such as vanilla bean powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup, honey, or any fruit jam and compote.
White or black chia seeds for pudding?
According to Women’s Health Mag in the UK, there’s no difference between white and black chia seeds. They taste the same so it’s purely for consumers’ aesthetic preferences. They contain basically the same nutrient profile.
Chia Seeds Benefits
Chia seeds are actually members of the mint family. According to WebMD, “an ounce of chia seeds (about 2 tablespoons) contains 138 calories, 10 grams of fiber, 9 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein, as well as 17 percent of your daily calcium needs, 12 percent of your iron and 23 percent of your magnesium.” One ounce of chia seeds contains 5 grams of omega 3’s and they are also high in calcium, phosphorus, and manganese.
Since chia seeds are flavorless and if you prefer lower sugar content in the morning breakfast or dessert, I recommend –
- Use canned light coconut milk to give the pudding milk a richer and creamier flavor
- sweeten it with any homemade fruit jam or compote so you can control the amount of sugar intake.
Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup canned light coconut milk, , alt. ¾ cup dairy-free milk beverage
- 1/8-1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder, , optional. Alt. vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp strawberry compote (See notes), , alt. any fruit compote, jam, or sweetener of your choice
- Soak chia seeds with dairy-free milk of choice. Add vanilla bean powder (optional). Stir-well and store in the fridge for at least 6 hours or best overnight.
- Before serving, add strawberry compote or any fruit or sweetener of choice. Add a dash more milk for thinner texture if desire. It’s best to finish the soaked chia seeds in 3 days for best texture.
Want more strawberries? Check out my Strawberry Men Kid Friendly Snacks, Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote, and Tigernut Chocolate Souffle Pancakes.
This was so delicious! I made this for a brunch dessert and was so pleased. I had to add some monkfruit to my strawberry compote because my strawberries were a little on the sour side.
That’s so wonderful! It sounds fun! 😀
I’m going to love this. My favorite fruit to eat with chia seed pudding is strawberries.
What a beautiful dish! I love how HEALTHY, yet fancy, it is! 🙂
Love making chia puddings!!
Thanks so much for the link for the vanilla powder.. I have found it before but SO NOT real food laden with sugars and artificial ingredients. This brand looks authentic! THX!!
I love chia pudding and better yet with strawberries in the summer. I like to eat them for a nice treat or dessert.
I totally agree. This Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding has become one of our favorite breakfast and dessert recipe !
Chia puddings are so perfect for the hot summer months when you don’t want to turn on the stove! I just picked up some strawberries at farmers market, so I’m all ready to go!
Thanks so much, Kari !
I love a fresh chia pudding, and the idea of pairing it with strawberry compote is lovely. So much natural sweetness and all the goodness of the fruit!
Thank you, Monique ! I just made more Instant Pot strawberry compote last night and chia pudding because my husband asks for them everyday. So simple, yummy, and nutritious !
This is what breakfast should look and taste like but I’m really crunched for time in the mornings. I will try this over the weekend.
Sounds good, Aish ! The chia pudding is not cook so just combine milk of your choice with chia seeds. The Strawberry compote is made in Instant Pot (if you have one at home) in 1-minute setting so extremely fast. There’s also a stovetop instructions. :))
I really gaining an appreciation for the versatility of chia seeds. Isn’t it great that they’re so nutritious, too!
I totally agree, Cathy !
What a perfect breakfast. I love waking up to chia pudding waiting for me. Now if only I could remember to stick it in the fridge the night before. 😉
Thank you, Raia.
Ok, using white chia seeds… duh! It totally changes the look of chia pudding! And that strawberry sauce is heavenly…
I hear you, Lindsey ! Black and white chia seeds are basically the same just different in color. All taste yummy !
Oh so simple, yet combines some of my favourite ingredients! Your photos are so beautiful!
Thanks so much, Yang ! Glad you like it !
Your strawberry compote is magnificent! What a great fruit on the bottom variation!
Thanks so much, Megan. I appreciate it !
What a gorgeous dessert! I love chia puddings and this strawberry version sounds amazing.
Thanks so much, Jean ! Can’t have enough these Strawberry Chia Pudding lately….
I LOVE chia pudding and this looks perfect will all those fresh berries. It makes me want some right now! Love your tips on how to make the perfect chia pudding.
So very welcome. Thank you, Karen !
All of that strawberry compote on the bottom has me swooning! Love this for a snack or special treat, so yummy!
Thank you, Emily ! I just had some for breakfast this morning. It was perfect. Now I’m happy :))
Yummy! My girls would love this for breakfast – I’ll plan this into my menu!
Thanks, Renee !
This would be perfect as a summer breakfast! I often find it too hot to cook eggs in the morning at this time of year, so something quick and easy like this would be perfect!
I totally agree, Irena ! That’s what we’ve been doing lately :))