Healthiest Vegan Vanilla Chia Pudding

This Vegan Vanilla Chia Pudding is perfect for breakfast, school lunches or even as a healthy dessert. It's easy to make and packed with nutrients that will keep you feeling full and energized.
chia pudding in a jar topped with raspberries


This recipe for chia pudding is incredibly easy to make and highly nutritious. It is a vegan recipe that can be enjoyed as a dessert, breakfast, or snack to boost your energy in the afternoon. It is the perfect treat for those days when you need a little something extra to help you power through your day.

raw cashews and dates in the blender


  • Raw cashews
  • Pitted dates
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  • Chia seeds
Chia pudding in a glass container


  • The first step is to prepare the cashew milk.
  • Put the chia seeds in a large bowl and pour the milk. Mix well so that there are no seed clumps. Cover and let it rest for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Serve and finish with your favorite toppings.
vegan chia pudding in a jar with berries


  • For dessert, top it off with coconut whipped cream, grated chocolate, and raspberries.
  • For breakfast, serve it with granola and fruit.

Healthiest Vegan Vanilla Chia Pudding

Alejandra Graf
This Vegan Vanilla Chia Pudding is perfect for breakfast, school lunches or even as a healthy dessert. It's easy to make and packed with nutrients that will keep you feeling full and energized.
5 de 4 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Fridge time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy plant based food
Servings 4 people
Calories 367 kcal


  • 1 blender


  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water for 30 min. to 2 hours
  • 3 cups water
  • 10 pitted small dates 5 large
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds


Cashew milk

  • When cashews are soaked, drain and rinse.
  • Blend with 3 cups of water.

Chia pudding

  • Add to the milk, the dates, pinch of salt, the teaspoons of vanilla and coconut oil. Blend well until everything is all well integrated. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary.
  • In a large bowl with a lid add the chia seeds and the cashew mixture.
  • Mix well so there are no chia clumps. Cover and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours, overnight is best.
  • Serve with fresh fruit, spices, maple syrup, nuts granola or as is.


  • If it is too thick add water or more non-dairy milk until you get the consistency that you want.


Serving: 250gCalories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 10gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 10gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chia seed pudding, vegan chia seed breakfast, vegan chia seed dessert


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Tips for the best pudding

  •  I know that many people may not enjoy the consistency of chia seeds, but did you know that you can blend them? You could blend the seeds when they are dry or even blend the chia pudding before serving it to alter its texture. Take a look at this recipe for Chia Pudding with Cherries and Chocolate to see what I mean.
  • This recipe is made with homemade cashew milk. Almond milk will do the job, too, as well as any other vegetable milk from your grocery store.
  •  If you make almond milk at home, you can use this chocolate chip cookie recipe to use the almond meal.
  •  I usually buy Nutiva chia seeds, but any brand will work fine.


Chia seeds are a fantastic source of high-quality protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. They are also loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and various nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and iron, making them an excellent addition to a healthy and balanced diet.

This recipe appeared first in Ale Cooks in 2016.

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