Strawberry Chia Pudding with a Chocolate Drizzle
Published Feb 06, 2016, Updated Jun 12, 2023
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Creamy coconut milk, chia seeds and sweet strawberries are mixed together and topped with a drizzle of chocolate to make this decadent Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding. No one will ever guess it’s vegan and paleo-friendly!
I know we still have a little time, but I’m ready to start celebrating Valentine’s Day. Anyone else?
If I’m being honest, I’ve had my heart wreath up for over a month. I’m such a sucker for Valentine’s Day decor because it’s one of my favorite holidays. Not because I’m super sappy (which I am occasionally) but because Valentine’s Day is also my birthday. We call it Birth-Valentine’s Day.
Yes, my mom always says I’m her favorite Valentine’s Day gift and yes, Isaac has to get me double the presents. It’s great. The one thing that’s not so great? Trying to make dinner reservations on my birthday. For this reason we usually stay in and cook dinner ourselves. If you’re planning to do the same, I have just the dessert for you.
It’s this chocolate covered strawberry chia seed pudding a.k.a the creamiest chia seed pudding I’ve ever eaten.
Ingredients in Strawberry Chia Pudding
- coconut milk – I prefer using full-fat coconut milk because it increases the thickness, but feel free to use the milk of your choice.
- strawberries – the real star of the show here!
- maple syrup, honey, or stevia – totally optional, but these are my go-to natural sweeteners.
- chia seeds – the real MVP of this recipe. 😉
- vanilla – the perfect flavor enhancer.
- chocolate chips – I love Lily’s chocolate chips for a low-sugar option and Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a dairy-free/soy-free option.
- coconut oil – melt the coconut oil with the chocolate chips and drizzle over the chia pudding to create a magic shell coating.
Why I Love Chia Pudding
- It’s ridiculously easy to make.
- It’s packed with nutrients! Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats and fiber… read: they’ll keep you satisfied for hours! Read all chia benefits.
- There are countless flavor combinations. (Try this pumpkin chia mousse if you’re a pumpkin fan!)
- Chia pudding basically allows you to eat dessert any time of day. It’s thick and creamy like regular pudding but the nutrition facts make it acceptable to eat for breakfast, snacks or dessert.
- Chia pudding is an awesome meal-prep option because it will stay good in the fridge for 5-7 days!
Chia Pudding Chia to Liquid Ratio
I’ve found the perfect chia pudding consistency is 3-4 Tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid.
The type of liquid is up to you and will vary based on preference and dietary restrictions. I love using plant-based milks like almond milk, cashew milk and coconut milk. For this recipe we’re using full-fat coconut milk because I love how it increases the thickness and makes a really filling breakfast, snack or dessert out of the chia pudding. It’s also a great option if you follow the paleo or keto diet.
Meal Prep Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is an awesome meal-prep option because it will stay good in the fridge for 5-7 days! Make a batch on Sunday to have in the fridge for a quick breakfast, healthy snack or dessert. It’s loaded with fiber, protein and healthy fats, low in sugar and super filling! Plus it works with so many different dietary preferences. Depending on the mix-ins chia pudding can be made vegan, gluten-free, paleo and keto.
More Chia Pudding Recipes to Try:
- Basic Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Kiwi Chia Pudding
- Breakfast Chia Pudding
- Pumpkin Chia Pudding
- Banana Split Chia Pudding
- Raspberry Chia Pudding
- Protein Chia Pudding
Do More with Chia Seeds! Check Out These Recipes:
- 10 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds
- Lemon Chia Fresca
- Easy Strawberry Chia Jam
- Chia Breakfast Cookies
- Chia Bars
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Blend ingredients: Place coconut milk, 1/2 cup strawberries, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice (if using) into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Prep chia pudding: Place chia seeds in a large sealable container. Pour strawberry coconut milk mixture over chia seeds and stir well to combine. Cover chia coconut milk mixture and place in the fridge to set up for a couple hours.
- Stir: Bring chia pudding out of the fridge, stir well and portion into small bowls for serving.
- Make chocolate sauce: Meanwhile place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until chocolate has melted.
- Serve: Top each bowl of chia pudding with fresh slices of strawberry and drizzle chocolate on top. Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.