Strawberry Chia Pudding



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This easy strawberry chia pudding is naturally sweetened, made with just 6 ingredients and comes together in less than 10 minutes. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.

If you love chia pudding you’re going to love this strawberry chia pudding recipe I’m sharing today! It’s a fun and fruity twist on my basic recipe that I know you’re going to love!

Two glass cups of strawberry chia pudding topped with fresh strawberries.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Healthy – One serving of this chia pudding has 10 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar. Plus, it’s rich in fiber and omega-3s making it a healthy breakfast or snack option.
  • Quick and easy – This recipe requires less than 10 minutes of prep time and just 6 ingredients to whip up.
  • Perfect for meal prep – This recipe makes 3 servings so it’s perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and you’ll have breakfast ready to go for a few days!
Ingredients measured out to make Strawberry Chia Pudding: maple syrup, almond milk, strawberries, chia seeds, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla.

Strawberry Chia Pudding Ingredients

You only need 6 simple ingredients to whip up this strawberry chia pudding. I bet you already have everything in your kitchen right now. Here’s what you need:

  • unsweetened almond milk – the liquid base that brings everything together. I like to use unsweetened almond milk, but feel free to use another non-dairy milk like oat milk or coconut milk for a creamier texture! You can also use dairy milk if that’s what you prefer.
  • greek yogurt – adds a creamy texture and a boost of protein to make the pudding even more satisfying. I recommend using plain, full-fat Greek yogurt, but 2% or low fat Greek yogurt will also work. To make this recipe vegan, use a dairy-free yogurt instead.
  • fresh strawberries – the star of the show, providing a fresh, juicy burst of flavor and natural sweetness. You can use frozen strawberries if that’s what you have on hand. Just let them thaw slightly so they blend smoothly.
  • maple syrup – the perfect natural sweetener. Honey is a good substitute. If you need a sugar-free option, just skip the sweetener all together or use a sugar substitute like stevia or monk fruit.
  • chia seeds – the magic ingredient that thickens the pudding, transforming it into a delightful texture while packing it with nutrients. Both black and white chia seeds work for this recipe.
  • vanilla extract – a nice flavor enhancer.

How to Make Strawberry Chia Pudding

This strawberry chia seed pudding recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. Just blend, mix, let sit overnight and enjoy!

Step 1: Blend the strawberries and milk in a blender until smooth to create your strawberry milk base.

Strawberries and almond milk in a blender, before and after being blended.

Step 2: In a mason jar or bowl, combine the strawberry milk with chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir everything well. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, then give it another stir to break up any chia clumps that may have formed.

Photos of the strawberry mixture and chia seeds being stirred together to make Strawberry Chia Pudding.

Step 3: Place the mixture in the fridge to set overnight, or at least for a few hours, allowing the chia seeds to fully expand and thicken the pudding. When ready to serve, top your pudding with fresh strawberries for an extra burst of flavor and enjoy!

Two photos showing the steps of the chia seeds getting thick to make Strawberry Chia Pudding in a bowl.

Brittany’s Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh seeds: Older chia seeds might not absorb liquid as well so make sure you have fresh chia seeds!
  • Blend thoroughly: For a smooth strawberry milk, blend the strawberries and milk together until completely smooth. This makes sure your chia pudding has a consistent flavor and texture throughout.
  • Stir multiple times: Before you place your chia pudding in the refrigerator to set up, make sure you give it a good stir! I like to stir initially and then a second time about 5-10 minutes in. This breaks up any clumps of seeds and makes sure all of the seeds aren’t resting on the bottom with the liquid on top!
  • Want a smoother texture? If you hate the texture of chia pudding, try this strawberry chia mousse instead!
Three glass cups of strawberry chia pudding topped with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Chia Pudding Topping Ideas

Once your chia pudding has set, you’re ready for the toppings, which is the best part. Here are some ideas:

  • Fresh strawberries – Adding more fresh strawberries on top not only boosts the berry flavor but also adds a beautiful pop of color and texture.
  • Granola – Sprinkle some crunchy granola over your pudding for a satisfying crunch.
  • Coconut flakesToasted coconut flakes offer a subtle sweetness and a crispy texture, complementing the creamy pudding.
  • Nuts and seeds – Chopped nuts or seeds like almonds, walnuts, pecans or sunflower seeds add healthy fats and make your pudding more filling.
  • Nut butter – A dollop of almond butter or peanut butter on top adds a rich, creamy texture and pairs perfectly. with the strawberries.
  • Yogurt – I love adding a layer of Greek yogurt on top of my chia pudding when serving it for an added protein boost.
  • Chocolate chips – For a bit of indulgence, sprinkle some mini chocolate chips over your pudding. They complement the strawberries and add a sweet surprise.
Two glass cups of strawberry chia pudding topped with fresh strawberries.

How to Store

One of the best things about chia pudding is how well it stores, making it perfect for meal prep! I love making a batch of chia pudding to have on hand for breakfasts, snacks or even desserts throughout the week. Store your chia pudding for up to 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

More Chia Pudding Recipes

Be sure to check out all of the chia pudding recipes as well as the full collection of breakfast recipes on EBF!

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5 from 1 vote

Strawberry Chia Pudding

This easy strawberry chia pudding is naturally sweetened, made with just 6 ingredients and comes together in less than 10 minutes. It's the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3



  • Add strawberries and milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
    Strawberries and milk blended in a blender.
  • Stir together strawberry milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla in a mason jar or bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes then stir the mixture again to get out any clumps that may have formed. Place mixture in the fridge to set, overnight
    Blended strawberries, milk, and chia seeds in a bowl.
  • When ready to enjoy top with a few fresh strawberries


Serving: 1/3 recipe | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Chia Pudding
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About Brittany

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  1. Wow, this Strawberry Chia Pudding looks absolutely delicious and nutritious! The vibrant color and fresh flavors of strawberries combined with the wholesome goodness of chia seeds make it a perfect treat. Not only is it a delightful dessert option, but it’s also packed with fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, promoting both taste and health benefits. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try – thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    My new favorite way to make chia pudding! It’s no co-number one for me along with your vanilla chia pudding.

    I used a thawed bag of organic frozen strawberries. I don’t like the texture of fresh but love the flavor so this is a perfect way to achieve that. I may start doing it with other fruit too. I topped with crunchy almond butter. Maybe chocolate chips next time 😃

    1. Perfection! I am so excited to hear that you are loving this chia pudding recipe, Shelley. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I truly appreciate it!