This Blue Chia Pudding is delicious, nutritious, and incredibly easy to make! It's colored with healthy blue spirulina and naturally vegan. Make a batch ahead of time and have breakfast prepped for days!
We love to keep our refrigerator stocked with jars of chia pudding. We make a big batch on Sundays as we get ready for the week and enjoy them as a quick breakfast throughout the week.
Chia seed pudding is so filling and delicious! Here's my quick and easy Oat Milk Chia Pudding recipe that we make quite a bit, but my kids love the fun blue color of this one.
Chia pudding is thick and gel-like, similar to other puddings. You can also purée it in a high-speed blender for a smoother texture.
Chia seeds bring so many benefits to this dish including fiber, protein, magnesium, vitamin B, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and iron!
Pair your blue chia pudding with spirulina powder that has many nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Spirulina is ground up algae that is either green or blue. The one in this recipe has a deep natural blue color and is also referred to as blue majik. It does have a slight ocean flavor on its own but is totally undetectable in the pudding.
Butterfly pea powder is another healthy, naturally dyed powder that can be added to chia pudding. It has more of a purple hue to it. Another fun option is green matcha powder.
Reasons To Love This Recipe
- Meal-prep friendly
- Fills you up longer
- Packed with nutrients
- Just a few ingredients
- Great for breakfast on the go
- Easy to double or triple this recipe
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Spirulina - Blue spirulina powder can be purchased online, at health food stores, or at many grocery stores. Look for it near the supplements and protein powders. I highly recommend buying one that is organic and from a reputable company.
- Plant Milk - Any type of full-fat plant-based milk works. I like oat, almond, and soy here. A lite milk may create a thinner consistency. I do not recommend canned coconut milk as that makes a very thick pudding.
- Chia Seeds - Either white or black chia seeds work and both produce a vibrantly colored pudding when paired with spirulina powder. Make sure your chia seeds aren't expired to ensure that they swell adequately instead of producing a runny pudding.
- Sweetener - I like to use maple syrup as a natural sweetener here. Agave nectar or any other liquid sweeteners can work.
- Vanilla - A touch of pure vanilla adds a delicious flavor.
- Toppings - Toppings are optional but so good in this pudding. Ideas are endless. I like to top mine with coconut yogurt, wheat germ, and fresh fruit. (Skip the wheat germ for gluten-free.)
How to Make Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding
Here are some quick visual steps. Find the full recipe with exact measurements on the recipe card below.
Add the spirulina powder to a jar or bowl.
Stir in 2 tablespoons of the plant milk to make a paste with a spoon or small whisk. This is the easiest way to fully dissolve the powder into the liquid without it creating lumps that are hard to smooth out.
Pour in the remaining plant milk once the paste is smooth.
Add the chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla.
Stir them together, making sure to incorporate any chia seeds that are on the wall of the container.
Let it sit on the counter for about 5 minutes. Then, stir the chia pudding ingredients again. You can also close the container and shake it for a few seconds if it has a fitted lid.
Chill the chia pudding in the refrigerator for 2 hours or longer.
Enjoy as is or layer it with coconut yogurt and add any toppings you want! Note that this recipe makes two servings.
- Nut butter
- Seeds or nuts
- Coconut yogurt
- Fresh or frozen fruit
- Maple syrup or agave
- Jam or fruit preserves
- Wheat germ or flax seeds
- Sprinkle leftover spirulina into your protein shakes or fruit smoothies.
- Try my Oat Milk Chia Pudding with remaining chia seeds or sprinkle them onto salads.
Store this chia pudding in a sealed container in the refrigerator for one week.
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Blue Chia Pudding
- Add the blue spirulina powder to a jar or bowl.
- Stir in 2 tablespoons of the plant milk to make a paste. (This is the easiest way to fully dissolve the powder into the liquid without it creating lumps that are hard to smooth out.)
- Pour in the remaining plant milk once the paste is smooth.
- Add the chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir them together, making sure to break up any clumps and incorporate chia seeds that are on the wall of the container.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes, then give it another good stir. You can also close the container and shake it for a few seconds if it has a fitted lid.
- Chill the blue chia pudding in the refrigerator for 2 hours or longer. Enjoy it as is or layer it with coconut yogurt and your favorite toppings!
The nutrition information is estimated and can vary depending on brands and measurements used.