1. Home
  2. Food

Delicious Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding

This Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding recipe is a beautiful and delicious layered parfait! They layers are each a different flavor and are loaded with nutrients. Colored only with fruits!

Rainbow chia seed pudding

Chia seed pudding is a great breakfast or snack recipe! Chia seeds, a small black seed, plump up and form a tapioca-like texture when soaked in liquid. In this Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding we use coconut milk to plump up our chia seeds and give the pudding a rich and creamy texture.

While most puddings are the occasional treat, this Rainbow Chia Seed Pudding is so healthy and nutrient packed that you can enjoy it anytime!

Delicious rainbow chia seed pudding

Coconut is one serious health food, and we use it in this recipe two ways! Coconut milk is the liquid for the our Rainbow Chis Pudding and dried coconut is also blended into the white layer to add great coconut flavor.

Coconut has been shown to be an effective natural treatment for Alzheiner’s disease and kidney infection. It can also prevent serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stomach ulcers. It will also boost our health by reducing inflammation, improving cognition, and prevent cavities.

Chia seeds are another superfood that you will be getting a big dose of in this Rainbow Chia Pudding. Per calorie, chia seeds are jam packed with nutrients. Chia seeds are high in fiber and protein which can help us to both loose weight and maintain a healthy weight. They contain omega-3 fats which support brain health and they can even boost our energy levels and metabolism.

Colorful rainbow chia seed pudding

To make these pretty layers, we use fruit for flavor and color. No food dyes or flavor extracts needed! Not only does this make our Rainbow Chia Pudding even healthier, it means that each layer is a unique flavor and beautiful color. Not only does this Rainbow Chia Pudding taste good, but it looks good too!

To make each layer, you will blend fruit, coconut milk, and a touch of maple syrup together until it is well combined. You want this to be a smooth liquid without any chunks. Be sure to rinse out your blender between blending each layer to keep the colors pure.

Once you have your layer bases blended, all you need to do is whisk in the chia seeds and let each layer set up in the fridge. Once set, you can safely layer the different flavors on top of each other without them mixing together and blending colors. The chia seeds will have thickened up the fruit purees enough that they can stack one on top of another without the colors blending.

Summer rainbow chia seed pudding

Ingredients:

For the strawberry layer:

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

For the peach layer:

  • 1 cup chopped peaches
  • 3/4 cup vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

For the coconut layer:

  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup vanilla coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Directions:

1. Combine the strawberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup to a blender. Blend until the strawberries are completely broken down and the mixture is pink in color. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Repeat this step for each of the layers, blending the ingredients but leaving the chia seeds out.

Rainbow chia seed pudding combine maple syrup to a blender

2. Whisk in the chia seeds to each layer and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.

Rainbow chia seed pudding whisk the chia seeds

3. Spoon the first layer into a serving cup.

Rainbow chia seed pudding serving glass cup

4. Then top with the next layer.

Rainbow chia seed pudding next layer

5. Repeat, alternating colors until the glass is full.

Rainbow chia seed pudding glass is full

6. Repeat with the remaining serving dishes. Top with fresh fruit and serve.

These Raibow Chia Seed Pudding cups can easily be taken as an on-the-go breakfast or snack. They are easy to grab and take anywhere and are full of wholesome ingredients! Plus, the layers look amazing and provide a variety of flavor in each cup!