Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Pudding Recipe


Chia seeds are a serious superfood. They’re full of fiber, so adding them to foods helps you feel full for longer. They’re great for digestion and can even boost your energy. While you can sneak them into smoothies or juices, chia seeds are also really tasty — not to mention fun — when you use them to make chia seed pudding.

See, when you add chia seeds to a liquid and let them soak in it, the chia seeds absorb the liquid and puff up in size, transforming from a seed-like texture to a gel consistency that’s reminiscent of pudding. And no chia seed pudding is as good as this strawberry rhubarb pudding version.

Rhubarb does more than give the pudding a gorgeous color. The vegetable lowers inflammation and eases digestion while adding a tart taste to this chia seed pudding. I love using coconut milk here, too: It gives this recipe a creamy texture without any dairy. Best of all, this strawberry rhubarb chia seed pudding can be eaten as breakfast or dessert. You have to try this!

Strawberry rhubarb chia seed pudding ingredients - Dr. Axe

Start by mixing the first three ingredients — coconut milk, chia seeds and vanilla — in a bowl and place in the refrigerator.

Next, chop up the rhubarb and strawberries, then add to a small pot over medium heat. Cook until the rhubarb is tender.

Strawberry rhubarb chia seed pudding recipe - Dr. Axe

Add the rhubarb mixture plus maple syrup and water to a blender, and blend until all the ingredients are well combined.

Remove the chia seed pudding from the refrigerator and separate into four glasses, topping with the strawberry rhubarb compote.

Strawberry rhubarb chia seed pudding recipes - Dr. Axe

Place the glasses in the fridge for about an hour to let them chill and set. Top them with coconut flakes, cacao nibs or both and serve!

This strawberry rhubarb chia seed pudding is easy to take on the go to work — just put in a portable container. It also doubles as a super healthy dessert that the entire family will enjoy.

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  1. Claire on

    I agree that the ingredients list is out of whack (or the rhubarb stalks are very slim), but it is the idea that counts. So coconut milk/chia base with a tasty fruit compote. I prefer dates to sweeten, not maple syrup, so 4 stoned dates.
    Another great, simple chia dessert is this: 2 cups almond milk (easy to make your own, or shop bought), 1/2 cup chia seeds, 4 dates and 1 banana. Simply put banana and dates and half the milk into blender and puree until smooth. Add rest of milk, blend again. Pour into pretty bowl and stir in chia seeds. Refridgerate for at least 3 hours, better overnight. Stir from time to time, and add chia seeds it it isn’t thick enough for your liking.
    As I no longer have dairy or anything that tastes “creamy”, this dessert is a “creamy tasting” treat. The bananas make the creamy texture, chia seeds thicken it. I sometimes add in turmeric and ginger (powder or whole tuber) to boost the anti-inflammatory benefits, add these right at the start so they blend smoothly. Yum and tastes like milky tapioca pudding, memories of childhood.

  2. Kate Holton on

    I found you online, and as a Nurse I agree with eating better. Some of your recipes sound gorgeous and I have eaten the chia seeds and Greek yogurt and they are very good. I would have saved a lot of time if I had found you first. What attracted me to you is the uses of essential oils. I love the Lavender it helps me relax and distress from everything. I am looking forward in trying the lemon and of course all the others. I want to get grapefruit soon.
    Thank you for caring about others.
    Kate Holton

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Kate, Thank you so much. I love hearing personal stories from people like you that care so much about health and wellness. I hope you continue to find natural remedies that work for you. Blessings to you and yours.

  3. Nikki Ratliff on

    I’m wondering if the recipe for is correct?? It says it serves 3, the instructions say to divide the chia pudding mixture into 4 glasses BUT with 3 cups of full fat coconut milk mixed with 3/4 cup chia seeds there was NO way I was going to get all of that into 4 small glasses like what was in the picture. Also 3 cups of full fat coconut milk (almost 2 cans) seems very high in calories for 4 servings. I think this could be a favorite recipe for me as I like all of the ingredients, but the recipe isn’t making sense to me. I would appreciate any help you can give me with this.

  4. Marcia Desmond on

    I found this recipe in an article about egg collagen and the link said collagen chia seed pudding but I do not see any collagen in the recipe? The recipe looks amazing but I was curious about the collagen?

  5. Barbara Cryer on

    I found you on Jordan Rubin’s TV program.
    I like the many helpful videos you have on your web-site.
    Now I’ve discovered your recipes, I want your book.
    Thank You for all your suggestions and help.

  6. Sharon on

    I’m so glad I found you DrAxe your an inspiration. I’m so excited about how my life is going to change with your help thank you xxx

  7. Bonnie on

    You are a breath of fresh air! I’m so glad I found you online! I love what you do to help others develope healthy & common sense life style!
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