Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Makes 8 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: Overnight

Today I’m showing you how to make on of my favorite vegan snacks. My friends at the Sanoviv Medical Institute taught me how to make it – thanks, Sue!

Chia seed pudding is full of plant-based protein, omega-3’s, fiber and good carbs.

It’s also super simple to make and guilt-free. Click play on the video above to learn how to make it.

I’m giving you a simple vanilla chia seed pudding recipe today, but you can get creative and add things like cinnamon, lemon zest or mint to change it up.


Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Serves 8


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews, rinsed
  • 3 ½ cups purified water
  • ¼ cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon good-quality vanilla extract (or 1 whole vanilla bean)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup whole chia seeds
  • Optional: heavy pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest, or 5 fresh mint leaves

Place the cashews, water, maple syrup, vanilla and salt into a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) and blend until smooth and ultra creamy, about 30 seconds on high. You can also add any other flavorings to the blender at this point. Pour into a mixing bowl, then add the chia seeds and whisk together. Transfer to a glass storage container, then put it in the refrigerator to soak and thicken for at least 2 hours. If you do not have a high-powered blender soak the cashews for about 3 hours before blending them for a smoother consistency.

Enjoy it plain or garnish with berries. It’s great as a mid-day snack, or serve it in pretty cups for a beautiful vegan dessert.


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  • Marilyn Kaye Muma-Reid

    Can’t find a good recipe for chia seed pudding that doesn’t have nuts or dairy or something I can’t have. UGH!!!

  • Adam William Majkowski

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  • Jennifer Jones

    I just made this and my Nutribullet handled the cashews perfectly. I couldn’t wait 2 hours, so I sampled the milk and it was amazing!!! Creamy and perfectly sweet to help me curve my nagging sugar cravings! Thank you Elizabeth for your generous website and advice.

  • ohmyjoy

    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Aliya Stewart

    Hi Elizabeth, I have a peanut and tree nut allergy. Can you please suggest another ingredient to replace the cashews in this recipe? Thanks in advance.

  • Awesome Elizabeth, THANKS!

  • Lisa Creak

    I have just made my cashew blend and leaving it to soak. I can’t wait, the blend already tastes delicious so I used a small amount as the base for my green smoothie! Looking forward to tasting the pudding this afternoon.

  • Jenna Hoskinson

    Wow this is amazing!!

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