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Strawberry Chia Pudding

2 servings

Source: Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Dreena Burton

This pudding is made with strawberries, chia seeds, and nondairy milk, which combine for a healthy and tasty treat!

About the Recipe

185 Calories · 4 g Protein · 9 Fiber
Gluten-free · Nut-free

Do not use a nut-based milk. Opt for soy or coconut.


Makes 2 Servings

  • frozen whole strawberries (1 1/2 cups)
  • white chia seeds; black chia seeds will discolor the pudding (3 tbsp.)
  • coconut nectar or pure maple syrup (1 tbsp.)
  • lemon juice (1 tsp.)
  • salt (pinch)
  • plain low-fat nondairy milk (1/2 cup + 2-3 tbsp.)


  1. In a blender, combine the strawberries, chia seeds, nectar or syrup, lemon juice, salt, and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the milk. Puree until the seeds are fully pulverized and the pudding begins to thicken. (It will thicken more as it cools). Add the extra 1 tablespoon of milk if needed to blend.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl or dish and refrigerate until chilled, about an hour or more. (It will thicken more with chilling, but really can be eaten right away).

  3. Chia seeds note: In this recipe the best is to use white chia seeds, as black will discolor the pudding.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Calories: 185
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Sugar: 16 g
Total Fat: 53 g
     Calories from Fat: 24%
Fiber: 9 g
Sodium: 182 mg

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