Overview

Creamy raw orange chia seed pudding will definitely quench your desire for a creamy, orange treat! It's very easy to prepare, but it does need to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours so that the chia seeds can plump up (similar to tapioca). A blender is required.
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  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    3 hours 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    4 servings
  • Shelf Life

    3 days in fridge
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Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Add all ingredients (except chia seeds) to your high-speed blender. Remember, use nice, fresh oranges that have most of the white external rind bits cut off.
  • 2. Blend mixture until very creamy and smooth (do not add the chia seeds!).
  • 3. Place untouched chia seeds in a mixing bowl. Pour orange mixture on top of chia seeds.
  • 4. Stir mixture vigorously with a spoon. Ensure that the chia seeds are well distributed.
  • 5. Chill this raw orange chia seed pudding recipe in the refrigerator for at least three hours, stirring once per hour if you can remember to do so (no biggie if you forget)! However, it is important to let this chia pudding recipe sit in the fridge for a few hours before consuming because the chia seeds will expand up to 10 times their original size, similar to tapioca seeds, and then it tastes that much better.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Creamy orange chia seed pudding will definitely quench your desire for a creamy, orange treat! It's very easy to prepare, but it does need to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours so that the chia seeds can plump up (similar to tapioca). It is not the most aesthetically pleasing recipe, because the orange and black seeds are sort of an odd combination in the bowl, but it would make a perfect Halloween dessert. 

Also, for taste I like to sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon on this raw chia pudding recipe just before serving.

I hope you like this orange chia seed pudding recipe. I just made it up! And I absolutely love it. It tastes like an orange creamsicle :)

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Calcium, and Vitamin B6.

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I added some blueberries on top right before serving. Yummy!

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How long will this last in refrigerator?

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So "lecker" ;-) Great recipe!! Greetings from Germany :-)

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Loved this one, replaced honey with Stevia drops and have also varied the recipe by adding Kiwifruit and/or strawberries to substitute for one of the oranges. This is a favourite at our house.

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YUM!!! I haven't made one of your chia puddings before now - glad I'm on the wagon now!! Delicious! Only thing is, the left overs didn't last long enough to become left overs. ;( hee hee

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Re: leftovers, I feel your pain Renae lol

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Very simple to make and was lovely. I may try it with a lemon instead of one of the oranges next time. Has anyone tried it with ground seeds to make it smoother? Would that work?

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Hi - I pop them in the blender when I make the chocolate one, it doesn't set as well as when they are whole but is smoother and still very addictive!!!! :)

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Addictive is the key word, Kara! :)

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Hi Sarah, Lemon sounds like a lovely substitute idea.

I haven't tried it with ground chia myself. I should pick up some! Also, maybe you can put the chia seeds in the blender and blend them up whole (if you don't have ground chia)

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I LOVE PUDDINGS SO I DECIDED TO MAKE THE ORANGE ONE THIS SUNDAY FOR MY GRAND-KIDS, THEY LOVED IT SO MUCH I HAD TO MAKE EXTRA FOR THEM TO TAKE HOME, THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY RECIPE

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Congrats Darikna! Sounds like you are on a roll. Glad your grand-children enjoyed the pudding. Well done. :)

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would it be ok to leave the white part of the orange, that's where most of the vitamins are. or will it taste gross?

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Hi Monica - it might make it a tad more bitter, but I think you'll be just fine :)

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I added some blueberries on top right before serving. Yummy!

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Mmm fresh blueberries with orange flavor. Yummy indeed!

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How long will this last in refrigerator?

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Hi Carole, 3 days

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So "lecker" ;-) Great recipe!! Greetings from Germany :-)

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Hi Christin, greetings right back at you from Canada! <waves>

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Made it with Ruby Red Grapefruit (2) instead of (3) oranges. Nice sweet sour mix.

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Adrienne, I like the way you think! Gotta try that myself some time. I love grapefruit

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What would happen if you put the chia seeds in the grinder for a smoother pudding. would they work as good? How much chia seeds would you recommend to substitute for 3-4 tbsp corn starch?
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Hi Jackie, I am not clear about the corn starch question, but to answer your ground chia seed question that would be fine

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Hey I was wondering how much this recipe serves, I want to make it for a treat but I dont know if I should double it or not!?

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Hi Courtney  this recipe makes 2-to-3 large servings

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Although this recipe looks delicioius, it is not vegan. Please use agave nectar instead :(

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Hi Leslie, you could easily use agave nectar or maple syrup instead of honey if you like

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Chia leaves taste very good. Can we add these to some green recipes? Do you have any idea about its nutrient contents

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Hi Shabbir, sorry I have never had chia leaves before. Sounds intriguing though!

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Chia seed contains essentail oils. How if we grind them before adding to the recipe? I think would help our body to make maximum use of the nutrients

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Hi Shabbir, yes grinding them would be fine - it just wouldn't look like the above picture

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Made this for a raw food demonstration last week for non-raw young people. It was so delicious I could have eaten the entire bowl by myself. Everyone loved it! Thanks!

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Awesome Brenda~ how did the non-raw young people like it???

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I am guessing that you do not need to presoak nuts for recipes like this one? The cashews will "soak" in the mixture in the fridge - correct?

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You are absolutely correct. :)

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If the reason for soaking is to remove the enzymes that inhibit digestion would you not want to rinse them away before adding to the recipe ?

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Yes, thank you Jutta. Good point. In general, soaking and rinsing is always a good idea. However, sometimes I am lazy and don't do it. But definitely if you have the time and patience it's a good idea to soak and rinse for the reasons you mentioned.

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