Everyday Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries

May 30, 2017
Everyday Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries - This simple everyday chia pudding can be dressed up with whatever you like. I love it with roasted fruit, toasted coconut, or toasted hazelnuts

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I hope the (long) weekend treated you well.  Three day weekends are always the best, and I love when Monday is actually a second Sunday

I also hope that you were able to put all of your tasks and to-dos on simmer to enjoy the sunny days.  At our house, we started summer with night walks in the lazy river, neighborhood BBQs, and road trips with the puppies to explore some new (to us) state parks

Of course, there were also thoughts of cooking.  For the past few weeks, there’s been quite a collection of Spring 2017 cookbooks scattered across our coffee table.  Each more inspiring than the next.  Are you a cookbook collector?  Have you noticed some that have come out these past few months?

They’re pretty incredible

Today, a few fun links from around the web

Everyday Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries - This simple everyday chia pudding can be dressed up with whatever you like. I love it with roasted fruit, toasted coconut, or toasted hazelnuts

NPR podcast alert!  My goodness, Terry Gross has been doing some incredible interviews lately on Fresh Air.  The kind you listen to over and over again because there’s so much to absorb.  Also, I’ve started listening to Up First every morning; twelve minutes of really informative news every weekday

It’s officially summer and time to up our potato salad game     [via Food52]

Not entirely news, but useful (and beautiful)How to make a salad      [via The New York Times]

On my nightstand?  Tom Rick’s new book:  Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom and Gloria Steinem’s Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem

A guide for cookbook collectors     [via AbeBooks]

For your next date night in – The 51 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time     [via Vogue]

Everyday Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries - This simple everyday chia pudding can be dressed up with whatever you like. I love it with roasted fruit, toasted coconut, or toasted hazelnuts

Why trans fat is the worst fat     [via The New York Times]

Goop’s 3-day anti-bloat summer reset (swimsuit season is upon us)     [via Goop]

My latest smoothie booster

Timeless beauty:  3 Age-Defying Models Who Inspire     [via The Chalkboard]

A health care firm giving out prescriptions for whole foods (let food be thy medicine)     [via NPR]

Five beauty entrepreneurs share their favorite DIY recipes    [via Mind Body Green]

Everyday Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries - This simple everyday chia pudding can be dressed up with whatever you like. I love it with roasted fruit, toasted coconut, or toasted hazelnuts

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for quick and healthy breakfast ideas, and this is such a good one.

Chia pudding with roasted fruit has been in high rotation around our house the past couple of weeks.  It’s summery and bright, and if you’re able to get on board with chia seeds in general.  It’s a great way to start the day.

Chia can be a funny ingredient to experiment with, and quite honestly, I haven’t always been a fan.  That said, when I’ve found my groove with them, they’re great.  High in fiber and omega-3, they’re an ancient energy seed used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas

I’ve been making a version of this bowl before morning yoga, or as a snack, on the days I’m able to make it to my Crossfit class.  It really keeps me going and feeling strong

It goes something like this: soak the chia sees in your favorite nut (or coconut) milk.  Top with roasted berries and a variety of other ideas.  A bit of bee pollen adds a boost and also some pretty

A few notes about the recipe

If you like a thicker bowl, add more chia seeds; if you like a thinner consistency, go for less.  Also, I used coconut milk here, but any nut milk will do.  I sweetened mine with coconut nectar (love), but use a bit of whatever natural sweetener you keep on hand

Turned off by the texture?  Try giving your pudding a few pulses in the blender; I bet it will really help



~ Adapted from Oh She Glows

Everyday Chia Pudding with Roasted Berries


  • Chia Pudding
  • cup chia seeds
  • 1 ¾ cup (one 13.5 oz can) coconut milk, or nut milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp coconut nectar (or honey, or maple syrup for a vegan version of this recipe)
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt

  • Roasted Fruit
  • 1 cup berries
  • 2 tsp natural sugar such as Turbinado

  • Topping Ideas
  • Toasted coconut flakes, or something with a bit of crunch - walnuts, sunflower seeds, granola, bee pollen, etc.


  • Chia Pudding
  • In a bowl, add the chia seeds, coconut milk, sweetener, cardamom, and sea salt; mix until combined
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour, or until the chia seeds have completely bloomed and softened. (You can also do this step the night before, but I like the flavor a bit better when the chia hasn't sat for that long)

  • Roasted Fruit
  • Preheat oven to 425° F
  • Place the berries in a baking dish, sprinkle the natural sugar on top, and mix
  • Roast for 14-16 minutes, staring them a few times to ensure they cook evenly
  • They're done when the berries are releasing their juices but are still holding their shape. (Depending on the ripeness of the berries, they may take a little more or less time to reach this point, so you'll want to keep an eye on them

  • Serve
  • Serve the pudding topped with the roasted berries, warm or chilled, along with (optional) garnishes
Serves: 4
Nutrition + Show
Calories 260
Total Fat 17.7g
Saturated Fat 13g
Carbohydrates 28.3g
Fiber 5.2g
Sugars 21.5g
Protein 3.6g
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  • Reply Robin May 30, 2017 at 4:37 am

    This is the kind of thing I like to snack on once the kids go to bed and I am curled up on the couch binging on Netflix! It sounds really good!

  • Reply Nay May 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

    This looks delicious! I’m always looking for better breakfast ideas so will try this bit prbably with almond milk.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey May 30, 2017 at 6:31 am

    I keep hearing a lot about chia of late and I definitely need to try it! This sounds like an awesome idea for a starting point.

  • Reply Amber Myers May 30, 2017 at 7:24 am

    5 stars
    Mmm, this looks fantastic. I do love my berries. I don’t think I’ve ever tried chia seeds before, but I keep hearing about them.

  • Reply Christy Maurer May 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

    This looks so good that you’ve almost convinced me to try chia pudding! I have had chia seeds on my oatmeal and stuff, but never this way. I’m just afraid I wouldn’t like the texture. I may risk it now though.

  • Reply Katie Kinsley May 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I had to travel this weekend, so I returned on Sunday and then had a great day off on Monday. I love 3-day weekends!

  • Reply Doria May 30, 2017 at 8:50 am

    This sounds so good! And it’s something I can eat, I’m so excited to try it!

  • Reply Nancy L. May 30, 2017 at 9:36 am

    5 stars
    Oh my! The chia pudding looks soooo good! I just purchased chia seeds at a local market last week and wasn’t quite sure how to add them to my diet other than smoothies. I will definitely give this recipe a try. I like that you use roasted fruit and and toasted coconut, which I’m sure adds an amazing flavor and aroma to the pudding. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply heydave May 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

    5 stars
    I am a berry snob.
    There, I said it…

    But those photos show the most delicious looking berries I’ve seen!

  • Reply Tonya Wilhelm May 30, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    5 stars
    Oh, this looks so good! I’ve been gone for a few weeks and have missed your tasty recipes! I think I need to give this one a try. So healthy and easy.

  • Reply Jay Colby May 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    5 stars
    This sounds and looks so tasty. I’m going to have to try chia pudding.

  • Reply Tara May 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I so love chia seeds. I have blueberries in the freezer so I need to make this.

  • Reply Nida May 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    A healthy and a yummy food!! Must update my breakfast rolodex with this recipe

  • Reply Shannon Patterson May 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I love chia pudding and this looks so yummy! I like how simple the ingredients are, but how well they all come together.

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus May 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I actually have some leftover chia from a Degustabox subscription and I do love berries, although I have never tried roasted berries. They sound amazing and I will have to read that article on trans fats x

  • Reply Elsie May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    THOSE BERRIES look like perfection!!! <3

  • Reply Enricoh Alfonzo May 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh!! that looks so heavenly and mouth watering. makes me wanna reach into the pic and taste it lol
    I’m going to have to try chia pudding.

    • Reply Ana De- Jesus May 30, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Haha I get the same urge as him when I look at your posts. They always make me so hungry but in a good way of course x

  • Reply Elena May 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my that looks delicious. I love berries and will try out this recipe. It seems so easy to make even for a total stranger in the kitchen like me hahah.

  • Reply Stephanie Pass May 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow that looks fantastic. I just absolutely love roasted berries. They are so delicious.

  • Reply Laura May 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Ooh this looks delicious! I love berries, especially roasted like that, it looks lovely and also I tell myself healthy because of the fruit, hehe!

  • Reply Claudia Krusch May 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to make . I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this weekend . I am sure it will be a big hit.

  • Reply Lisa May 30, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    3 stars
    I love berries so this would fit just right for breakfast. I’m not sure if the kids would like this but hey, I’m sure going to see if they do! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Melanie May 30, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    5 stars
    I am always on the look out for quick healthy breakfast ideas too!!! This sounds delicious. I plan to check and see if I have all the ingredients and if I do give this a try tomorrow. I love coconut milk and berries so for me this is wonderful!

  • Reply Betty May 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Yummy I think my son would really enjoy a chia pudding! I haven’t tried chia with him yet but he loves fruits and this one is sweetened by berries, his favorite!

  • Reply Dee May 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Wow! This looks really good! I never thought about making Chia Seeds into a pudding.

  • Reply Sara LaFountain May 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I am a big fan of chia puddings. I have never thought of making roasted berries before!

  • Reply Ashley Whipple May 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I have to tell you that the spaghettios spoon is the best! Love it! Thanks for the Fresh Air recommendation, I’ve been on the hunt for some new podcasts.

  • Reply Jessica Taylor May 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this! It looks amazing. I bet my daughter will love this, especially with roasted berries, picked straight from the vine x

  • Reply Alicia Taylor May 30, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I have everything to make this – except the chia. Where do you find that? I have looked in 3 different stores. I must be looking in the wrong section

  • Reply Talia May 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    After eating badly all weekend, this is such a healthy option. I know what I will be having breakfast in the morning.

  • Reply Logan May 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I love the taste of cooked berries, it just gets sweeter and tastier. This healthy dish looks amazing. I would love to have it for breakfast or maybe brunch!

  • Reply Censie Sawyer May 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Looks great and perfect for summertime breakfast. I will be trying this. I have been wanting to find a great breakfast recipe to include fruit and Chia. Thanks for the great idea.

  • Reply Celeste W. May 30, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    4 stars
    This is what I have been looking for! I just got hooked on Chia and the kids love it too! Perfect for a summer snack.

  • Reply Roch May 31, 2017 at 12:32 am

    5 stars
    I love that this recipe is so quick and simple to do. Chia seeds with roasted berries are such a nice pair. They’re mostly present in smoothies as a powerful boost of energy every day.

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc May 31, 2017 at 1:09 am

    5 stars
    The chia pudding looks divine. Why oh why did I have to see this pic at this hour?! Now I am hungry and craving for pudding and roasted berries!

  • Reply Rika May 31, 2017 at 1:59 am

    I love chia pudding, so high in fiber and high in anti-oxidant. Great recipe, can’t wait to try!

  • Reply Vanessa May 31, 2017 at 2:59 am

    4 stars
    This looks so delicious and easy to make! Great Recipe!

  • Reply Ariella May 31, 2017 at 4:14 am

    5 stars
    I have some chia seeds in my pantry and I have not used them for some time. I wonder if they are still okay to use? Anyway, I can always get some more at the store and make this chia pudding. I love your roasted berries. That would be something new to try. I wonder if it would also work with other fruits.

  • Reply Val May 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I admit that while I see chia used in a number of recipes lately that I haven’t been able to get on board the chia train as of yet. Those berries look amazing though.

  • Reply Kinley May 31, 2017 at 7:54 am

    This looks delicious, I am loving recipes with chia. This is a great recipe, can’t wait to try it out.

  • Reply Phoebe May 31, 2017 at 8:44 am

    As soon as I find a coconut milk without caragenan I am doing this! Also respect for morning yoga!

  • Reply Phoebe May 31, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Oh this looks yummy and healthy. and love coconut milk

  • Reply Rosey May 31, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Roasted berries you say? Oh yes, I’m all in on this one. The picture with the sunglasses/cactus makes me laugh too. Fun photo choice. 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth O. May 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Chia pudding is awesome and I so love adding chia in everything, from smoothies to overnight oats. I think it’s really good and it adds a lot of health benefits as well. This recipe is a must try for me.

  • Reply Carol Cassara May 31, 2017 at 11:11 am

    The weekend was amazing. I think this Chia Pudding is a must try! I love that you added some roasted berries. It sounds delightful and I would love to try and make this for me and my husband!

  • Reply Jackie May 31, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This looks quite good. I’ve been meaning to eat healthy but this might push me as it sounds like I would get on with it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Reply Melissa Dixon May 31, 2017 at 11:37 am

    This looks so good! I am all about roasted berries, especially in the summertime. It all sounds great!

  • Reply Ayushi Arora May 31, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I really like the way you write the story line, then coming to the dish. It makes me want to cook the dish even more. And, this is now hitting my trial list once I get the day to cook all the recipes that have been the part of my google bookmarks.

  • Reply Anosa May 31, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I have never tried yet using Chia and no idea about it at all until I came over this post. I love roasted berries as well. I think I need to try your recipe then.

  • Reply David Elliott May 31, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I have seen these chia seeds in other things like water. The blueberries look fabulous and the dish sounds awesome. I will have to try this out. And roasting berries is always a great idea.

  • Reply Alayna May 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Do you think agave syrup would work as well as the nectar? This looks delicious and I really want to try it!

  • Reply Rahul Khurana May 31, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    5 stars
    Omg.. I just got a packet of chia seeds for the first time a few days back and was thinking how to make something out of it. This recipe surely sounds good. I am surely gonna eat it now. Thanks a lot.! 🙂

  • Reply Jacqui Odell May 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I have never tried Chia pudding before but it looks yummy!! I wish we could have blueberries, but my daughter is allergic.

  • Reply Deb May 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    5 stars
    ummmm just wondering what a serving size would be????
    I already roasted my blueberries and can’t wait to eat!!!

  • Reply Ave May 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I have made chia puddings before but usually, for dessert, have to try them as a breakfast too! Checked out all those amazing potato salads via Food52. They look mouthwatering!

  • Reply Maci May 31, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    3 stars
    This looks super simple and delicious! I cant wait to give it a try! Xx-Doran

  • Reply Liz May 31, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    5 stars
    I love the idea of using a few great ingredients! This is a perfect meal for me on the go because it doesn’t take a whole lot of time to make and or eat for that matter. Adding to my meal plan!

  • Reply Cynthia Nicoletti May 31, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Great recipe. I have never made chia pudding but I am going to try your recipe. Thank You !!

  • Reply Chrishelle Ebner May 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    5 stars
    I have been wanting to give chia pudding a try. I think this is the recipe or me. I love blueberries, but I have never tried roasting them. I think this will be my weekend breakfast.

  • Reply Jasmine Eclipse May 31, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Yummmm! This looks so, so good! I’ve never had chia pudding, but I think you sold me! I’m totally giving this a shot!

  • Reply Karlyn Cruz June 1, 2017 at 6:47 am

    5 stars
    It looks really delicious and fantastic for sure! I would love to give it a try this weekend.

  • Reply Echo June 1, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This looks AMAZING! I don’t know why I never thought of roasting berries before! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Reply Chei June 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Oh this looks so delicious! Now I’m hungry ?

  • Reply Chei June 1, 2017 at 10:14 am

    This looks so delicious and healthy! I’ve made chia pudding before, but not with coconut milk and a cardamom. I can’t wait to give it a try x

  • Reply Millie June 1, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Omg can we say yum?!?! Everything about this pudding looks absolutely amazing. This is going to the top of my must try list!

  • Reply Deborah Cruz June 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    5 stars
    This is a very interesting recipe. I’ve been wanting to eat more healthy, more purposeful, for awhile but didn’t know where to start. This sounds simple and delicious and like something even my daughters might enjoy for breakfast or a snack. I am definitely going to try this recipe. I am also subscribing so I can get more awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Evie June 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I learned to love chia when I tested a chia muffin from a local bakery not to long ago. I’ve never tried it outside of baked goods, though. But the pudding looks like it’ll be delish.

  • Reply Megan June 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    This looks so delicious, especially with the pretty roasted berries! I’m saving the recipe!

  • Reply Paula Bendfeldt June 2, 2017 at 5:50 am

    This looks delicious, beautiful and so healthy! It’s such an easy recipe to prepare. I am saving this to make this weekend!

  • Reply Michelle Waller June 2, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I can’t wait to try out some of the homemade beauty treatments from Mind Body Green. Their articles never disappoint. As for the recipe, I’ve never really tried chia pudding, but this looks delicious.

  • Reply Shelby June 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I’m loving all of the fun links, especially from The New York Times about how to make a salad. Tis’ the season for all things fresh and green! I’m excited to give the pudding a try this weekend. Looks yummy! ?

  • Reply Jordan June 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    This looks really amazing and your photography is beautiful. I tried Chia pudding once, but it didn’t work out, so I’m going to give this one a try x

  • Reply Josselyn June 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    5 stars
    I love chia and blueberries so much and I’m going try this one ASAP!! ps: Thanks for the link to the romantic comedies. My husband is traveling this week and it gave me some great ideas for great movies to watch ?

  • Reply Mariana June 3, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I’ve done chia seed pudding with berries before, but I’ve never thought of roasting the berries! I might has have to give it a try 🙂

  • Reply Marlene June 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    4 stars
    This looks delicious. I try to sneak chia seeds into dishes I make from time to time but my family refuses to touch them otherwise! Maybe I can entice them with roasted berries. Who knows, but it’s worth a shot

  • Reply Louise June 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Oh, wow. How delicious does this look? I’m most definitely going to be trying this out one Sunday while I’m checking out all of the great links. ps: the cute little Spaghetti O’s spoon made me smile!

    Louise x

  • Reply MJ June 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Oooo .. I’m so excited to check out the link for cookbook collectors. My wife has bookshelves full of them with a long wish list that include many that are older and hard to find. As for the pudding, it looks and sounds like a delicious and healthy recipe. Definitely one to try!
    XO, MJ

  • Reply Vlad June 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

    5 stars
    I tried making chia pudding gazillion times but it’s always too soft… Like, I could drink it. HELP? Maybe I use too much milk? I tried to put less milk as well but still not working well..

  • Reply Gloria June 29, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    5 stars
    I absolutely adore chia pudding, never had it with roasted berries though so I have to give this a try.

  • Reply Zwitsal July 13, 2017 at 1:07 am

    5 stars
    Story line is superb! I can’t imagine making these stories myself ha! Definitely will give this a try after I finish my school. 🙂

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