Chia berry pudding

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.
Tagged: dessert, healthy cooking, healthy eating, nutrition

  • Ready In: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Chia berry pudding

This is a tasty and easy dessert that you can make ahead of time and have sitting ready in the fridge. Play around with the ratios. Use less chia if you want a less-firm custard. Chia sure beats gelatine or junket tables for ease. Plus you get the nourishment of a whole food.


  • ½ cup (100 g) raw white chia seeds
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cow’s milk or soy, almond or rice mylk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey (optional)
  • ½ cup (3-4 or 125 g) fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved if big
  • 2 x 125g punnets of berries

Nutrition per serve

One serve (including a topping of mixed berries and the optional honey or sugar) contains 985 kJ (235 Calories), 8 g protein, 12 g fat (includes 4 g saturated fat), 19 g carbohydrate (including 17 g sugars), 11 g fibre, 49 mg sodium. Read our nutrition rating system. Read our nutrition rating system.



Ingredients Prtt



  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and whirl for one minute.
  2. Then pour the chia-milk mixture into 4 squat glasses , individual bowls, or one big bowl to serve out later.
  3. Cover and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. Can leave it overnight.
  4. Before serving, top with any fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries, sliced strawberries).


  • No strawberries? Use a handful of fresh blueberries (about ½ cup or 80 g)

  • Frozen mixed berries are fine if fresh are not in season.

Catherine Saxelby

About the Author

Catherine Saxelby has the answers! She is an accredited nutritionist, blogger and award-winning author. Her latest book Nutrition for Life 2020 Edition is a fresh new update on all the things you've read about or heard in the last year. Think insects, collagen, vegan eating, Keto dieting, vitamin B12, fast food and cafe culture.  It has plenty of colour pictures and is easy to dip in and out of. Grab your copy NOW!