Almond Chia Pudding

from The Perfect Blend cookbook
April 7, 2014

This chia pudding with almond milk is vegan, and gluten-free, and delicious. Top with almonds and berries or banana for a great breakfast or snack.

This chia pudding with almond milk from The Perfect Blend cookbook is one of my go-to breakfast recipes. It is so easy to throw together, has an incredible almond flavor that hints at marzipan, and is loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

This chia pudding is even healthier if you make your own homemade almond milk. But, this recipe works great with unsweetened commercial almond milk as well.

I’m using dates to sweeten this chia pudding. As dates are a fruit, they make this chia pudding a well combined recipe, too.

If you’re following traditional food combining principles you know how difficult it can be to find a well combined dessert as sugar and other sweeteners doesn’t combine well with anything.

The almond extract really kicks the flavors up to the next level.

I love this almond version that tastes like marzipan. But you could substitute vanilla extract and stir in a mashed banana and a teaspoon of cinnamon, or stir through berries or other fruit. The sky is the limit.

I loved this almond chia pudding so much I included it in The Perfect Blend cookbook. I called it “A Date With A Nut”.

I thought it was funny…

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Almond Milk Chia Pudding

This chia pudding with almond milk is vegan, and gluten-free, and really delicious. Top with almonds and berries or banana for a great breakfast or snack. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 390 kcal
Author Tess Masters



  1. Throw the almond milk, dates, almond extract, and salt into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until the dates are completely pulverized.

  2. Transfer this mixture to a glass bowl or large jar and whisk in the chia seeds until well combined. Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours stirring occasionally to evenly distribute the chia seeds.

  3. Once chilled, stir the mixture very well again to evenly distribute the chia seeds, and then stir in the chopped almonds. Transfer the mixture to 2 serving glasses or bowls and top with chopped almonds. 

Recipe Notes

For the best consistency with conventional blenders, soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes to soften them. Drain, and use in the recipe. 

Recipe from The Perfect Blend cookbook


Comments 32

  1. Oh my goodness! My new favorite breakfast! I’m going to bottle this up and offer it up so everyone can enjoy such a fabulous, healthy drink in the morning. Love…

  2. Congrats on your cookbook Tess…I’ve seen so many delicious reviews and teaser recipes, I must have it! Cheers! 🙂

  3. Good luck with your launch party! 🙂 I’m new to eating healthy and blender girl is inspiring and fun. Thanks 🙂

  4. Hi Tess, your mum has shown me your amazing book (at BHPS) today and I love it. Congratulations. I’m about to order a copy and extras for my family and friends from The Book Depository.

    1. Thankyou so much for the amazing support Daughn. I really appreciate you buying so many copies. I look forward to seeing you when I come to volunteer in the school kitchen in December.

    1. Yes. Chia pudding using coconut milk is delicious. You just may have to tweak the almond extract and almonds to get the flavour balance the way you want it.

  5. So sorry Thea, this is an old post mentioning a promotion before my book was released. The pre-order offer is no longer valid, and that email has now been closed. But, thankyou for ordering the book! I hope you enjoy it.

  6. I love ur posts!
    I hv just got on this path of nourishment and all your receipes are God sent!
    Thanks a lot
    I would love your receipe book
    I live in the middle east in oman

    1. You can absolutely make a delicious chia pudding with nut-free milk and add maple syrup and any flavoring you like. I love making banana pudding by adding bananas. Strawberry is also yummy.

  7. I’m so happy I decided to check out your site. I was so excited, I just made the chia pudding. So delicious. I am enjoying reading the rest of your recipes so me ch I’m going to buy your app and book! Thanks! ☺️

    1. Oh, thankyou so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. It just made my week. I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes. It’s great to be connected.

  8. Good luck for your lauch dear…. N really excited I ultimately found something I’ve been looking for… All the best

  9. Hello, how long will this Chia Pudding keep? I would like to make it and eat half today and half tomorrow. Also, is the maple essential, or could I use another sweetener?

    1. You can absolutely keep this pudding in the fridge for a few days. I love maple syrup in this recipe. But, you can also use honey, coconut nectar etc.

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