Christy's Chia Pudding

We went to an event a while ago to raise money for Discovery Woods awesome children’s program. It was wonderful to be surrounded by like-minded people. Other than at Paleo events, I’ve never been to a buffet table before and had every single item be paleo friendly.

Of the fantastic items on the table (like sauerkraut and pulled pork with homemade fermented bbq sauce), there was a Chia Seed Pudding that was phenomenal. It was like our Bubble Tea and Banana Bubble pudding, but much less starchy. Since Matt loves tapioca pudding and chia seed kombucha, no one was surprised he took a particular liking to this awesome treat.

We immediately asked Christy, the recipe’s author, if she would share it with us. We were shocked at how simple it was to make! Not to mention, it’s grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free! The very next day, Matt went to Whole Foods to acquire the black chia seeds to make a delicious batch.

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding


13.5 oz can of coconut milk
4 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chia seeds


  1. ♥ Combine coconut milk, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a sealable container (mason jar!)
  2. ♥ Seal and shake vigorously as if the container was, in fact, a Polaroid picture
  3. ♥ Add chia seeds and shake again, like you did last summer
  4. ♥ Place in the fridge and wait about 30 minutes for them to set up.

The result is a thick and delicious pudding that will satisfy your dairy dessert cravings!

As for the inevitable is “Is it paleo?” questions, here‘s Mark Sisson definitively telling you that you can eat it!

And for those of you desiring a chocolate version, here’s the mouth-wateringly great recipe from Deliciously Organic:

Photo from Deliciously Organic. You can tell because it’s much better than ours.


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  • I have an enormous bag of chia in my pantry. I can’t WAIT to make this today with some delicious local honey. YUM!

  • Lady Grok

    That is getting made right now. RIGHT NOW.

  • Laughed out loud at “as if, in fact, the container was a polaroid picture”– hah! But this looks and sounds so delish! Can’t wait to give it a try, thanks for sharing!

  • Christy

    Thanks for the shout out. I’m no longer at DW, I’m helping families change the way they are eating in order heal and prevent disease. But I am still enjoying our chia pudding!-Christy http://www.coachchristymarie.com

  • Michelle

    I have had so much fun playing around with this recipe! I’ve found that I like it with 2 T chia seeds so it’s less clumpy and more creamy. My favorite version so far is with no sweetener, 1 T vanilla, and 4 T cocoa powder or (1 t cinnamon). I love easy, delicious methods like this!

  • Jennifer Rosemann

    This sounds fantastic…I may have to make a mocha version with a smidge of espresso and cocoa powder!

  • Sarah

    I just made this for a treat after lunch, and it was AMAZING! This one will go into regular rotation around here. I’m going to have to play with different flavors too. YUMMMM!

  • Liz

    Gonna shake it RIGHT NOW! Thanks!!

  • Lew

    This is so good! I made mine with a little less honey and added about a tablespoon of rosewater and a quarter tsp of cardamom to make a Persian pudding. It’s pretty much “eat the entire jar” delicious.

  • Tara S

    My daughter thinks this is sooooooooooo fun…and funny. I have a picture of her shaking it like a Polaroid picture. MORE chia recipes, please! 😀

  • How many servings does this recipe make?

  • Cary

    Is this something that you can make Monday morning and have the leftovers throughout the week? How long will it keep in the fridge? I think my husband will love this so I can’t wait to try it.

  • Audrey

    Has anyone tried this with almond milk?

    • Guest

      Yes, It’s delicious. You can make it with any kind of milk.

  • Mandasue

    Very new to Paleo & just found this recipe, its shakin & now chillin in the frig-going to be the longest 30 minutes…Thanks for sharing!

  • nobody owes you

    Oh, wow! This rocks big time! THANK you!