Overview

This creamy raw fruit chia pudding has a delicious fruity/chocolate that reminds me of melted Neapolitan (strawberry, chocolate, vanilla) ice cream. Chia seeds are the secret ingredient in this recipe. A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    3 hours 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    4 servings
  • Shelf Life

    3 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw everything in the blender EXCEPT THE CHIA SEEDS!
  • 2. Blend in a high-speed blender 'til very very well blended. You can't really overblend this, so feel free to go nuts.
  • 3. Place the chia seeds in a large bowl. Slowly pour the blender concoction over the chia seeds, and stir very well.
  • 4. Stir - Probably take the bowl with you in front of the TV and stir for 10 minutes or so. The purpose of all this stirring is to help the chia seeds declump and plump up. Remember, the chia seeds are like tapioca and they will expand in size. Try not to eat too much of the pudding now. Just take a few tiny spoonfulls and that's it!! Don't eat the whole bowl in front of the TV because it gets even better once it's been refrigerated for an hour or two!
  • 5. Refrigerate - Once everything is nicely stirred and there are no clumps, cover and refrigerate for an hour or two. The purpose of doing this is to let the chia seeds plump up over time. You could probably let this chia seed fruit pudding sit on the counter for the same amount of time rather than refrigerate it.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Creamy raw fruit chia puddings are yet another vice of mine. In fact, my tummy is full of one right now!

This creamy raw fruit chia pudding is my new favourite chia pudding, which is replacing my old favourite chia pudding recipe (although that one may be an oldie but it's still a goody, too!).

In case you don't know what chia seeds are, they are tiny seeds that plump up like tapioca. By the way, you cannot make this recipe without the chia seeds, so don't substitute anything for the chia seeds!

If you try this recipe please let me know what you think. To me, when I make it with raspberries or strawberries this chia pudding reminds me of melted Neapolitan (strawberry, chocolate, vanilla) ice cream.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a good source of Dietary Fiber.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, and Iron.

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Lime coconut sounds intriguing Amber!

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Lovely :-)
Can I freeze it as I'm going away for a couple of days.
Thanks

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This is insanely good!! Added strawberries and blackberries.

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This looks great! If using frozen fruit, should I let it thaw first?

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Nope, you can blend frozen. If you thaw, the fruit gets really runny, so if you do, make sure to drain excess water off.

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Also, you reference a high-speed blender, but I don't have a Vitamix or Blendtec, just a regular blender. Will it still work?

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Hi Kara, your blender will work, but I find if you use your blender a LOT (blending hard things like nuts, etc), it will likely burn out. A high-speed blender lasts a whole LOT longer! :)

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Can i replace the cacao powder with anything at all? I am allergic to cocoa..
Would it be possible to use mashed banana? Thanks a lot

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Hi Annis!

You could omit it completely :) Or you could use 1.5 times carob powder

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Can I substitute cashew for any other nut, say walnut?

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Hi DK!

Walnut won't work well - try macadamia nuts. More info here :) https://www.therawtarian.com/rfp05-nut-substitutions

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Gorgeous! I'm going to add more cocoa next time as I LOVE chocolate. Very easy to make and a hit all round.

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Thanks, Sarah! Glad you like!

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Wow Great... I substituted the fruit for coconut, and used blue agave!

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Hi Kimber,

Nice tweak!

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Very tasty! I used blueberries and strawberries and placed raspberries on top.

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Looking good, Evelyne!

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Tried this as my first raw pudding.
I used Black Chia Seeds, they were still mostly crunchy after 2 Hours in the fridge. I will leave longer next time. Thanks.

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Hi WestOz, next time maybe stir a lot more?

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I used strawberries and some blueberries(frozen) and used Carob powder instead of Cacao powder and it was so yummy!!! Been eating this stuff for two days now :)

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Hi Amy, Frozen bluberries are perfect with this one too. So glad you are enjoying!

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Where are the ice cream recipes? Can your puddings be uses as the base for ice cream?

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Hi Michelle, I think my ice cream recipes are only in my members-only area (TRK). But basically, for a super simple ice cream,  peel and freeze chopped bananas. Then process in a food processor.  = ice cream 

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Sorry, wrong recipe, I was supposed to ask the raw chocolate pudding recipe.

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Oops! I answered the above too lol!

For the raw chocolate pudding, that'll freeze better. Go for it!

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Lovely :-)
Can I freeze it as I'm going away for a couple of days.
Thanks

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Hi Hilary, I would be more inclined to dehydrate it than freeze it. If you do freeze it, I'd put it in little ice cube trays (or popsicle molds) and then use in smoothies later  - I don't think it will defrost back to its original state

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