This healthy plant-based Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding is an easy recipe to make with only 5 clean, real food ingredients and it can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. It's a perfect healthy breakfast or snack to meal prep and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, contains no refined sugar and is Medical Medium compliant.
This Vanilla Bean Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding is a perfect way to use fresh, summer blueberries in a healthy way!
Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
Here's why this recipe works - my top 3 reasons:
- Can be prepared in less than 5 minutes
- No special equipment needed
- Made with only 5 clean, real food ingredients
Can Be Prepared In Less Than 5 Minutes
Nothing feels better than meal prepping healthy snacks to stay on track.
This recipe is perfect to meal prep because it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.
For example, just add all the ingredients to a mason jar, shake it up and place it in the refrigerator to thicken.
Now you have a healthy breakfast or snack to enjoy later in the day.
Sometimes I will make it the night before and leave it in the refrigerator overnight for a quick breakfast.
Other times, I'll just make a quick serving and wait a little bit for it to thicken and have it as a mid-day snack.
And, there are times I will just mix it and eat it without even waiting for it to thicken!
No Special Equipment Needed
You don't need any special equipment, like a Vitamix to make this recipe.
However, chia pudding can be made in a Vitamix if you have one - but it adds to clean up time!
What I love about this recipe is it can be made in the same container you will serve it from.
And what is this container?
A simple glass mason jar!
It's glass (no BPA-plastic!) and has an air-tight lid which makes it ideal for storage.
Made With Only 5 Clean, Real Food Ingredients
I love to make chia pudding because it's so easy and only uses a few ingredients.
With only 5 clean, real food and nutrient-dense ingredients, it's a breakfast or snack that's hard not to love.
Just make sure you use organic blueberries, if possible because non-organic blueberries can contain up to 52 different pesticides!
My clean eating, healthy chia pudding recipe is plant-based, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly, contains no refined sugar and is Medical Medium compliant.
How To Make Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding: Step-by-Step Instructions
Here's how to make this recipe and I'll show you with step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1: Gather And Measure All Ingredients
Firstly, gather and measure all the ingredients for the recipe.
Set aside a 16-ounce or larger glass mason jar.
Step 2: Add The Ingredients To The Mason Jar
Secondly, add all the ingredients to the mason jar.
Place the lid onto the mason jar very tightly.
Step 3: Shake The Ingredients
Thirdly, shake the ingredients inside the mason jar vigorously until everything is well combined.
Another alternative is to use a mini-whisk to whisk the ingredients together.
Step 4: Refrigerate
Fourthly, place the mason jar in the refrigerator to firm for approximately 60 minutes.
You can also leave it in for a longer or shorter period of time depending on the consistency you prefer.
Remove the lid and stir the chia pudding to break up any clumps before serving.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions for Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
Here are some expert tips to make this recipe perfectly:
Homemade Almond Milk. This is my milk of preference, however, you can use your favorite non-dairy milk in the same amount.
Blueberries. I used fresh organic blueberries, but frozen organic blueberries will also work. The color might be a little darker with frozen blueberries but it will taste the same. For more nutrients and healing benefits, you can also use organic wild blueberries per Medical Medium recommendations.
Maple Syrup. This can be reduced and even omitted if you prefer a less sweet chia pudding. For example, sometimes if my blueberries are really sweet I won't add the maple syrup at all.
Vanilla Bean Powder. I like to use organic vanilla bean powder in my no-bake recipes because of the added alcohol in vanilla extract. However, you can substitute the vanilla bean powder with organic pure vanilla extract in the same amount. In addition, if you need this recipe to be 100% Medical Medium compliant, you can also substitute with alcohol-free vanilla extract.
Want More Healthy Plant-Based Vegan Dessert Recipes?
Check out these:
- Raspberry and Banana Chia Pudding
- No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Cheesecake
- Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark
- or my CLEAN DESSERTS Cookbook with 72 plant-based vegan + gluten-free no-bake dessert recipes made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Chia Pudding
- 1 cup homemade almond milk
- 1/2 cup organic blueberries
- 1/4 cup organic chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground vanilla bean powder
- Add all ingredients to a 16-ounce or larger mason jar and seal it very tightly.
- Shake it vigorously until everything is mixed well and put it in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until it thickens to your preference.
- Stir it up before serving and add additional blueberries on top, if you prefer.
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.