Repair and Recover Vegan Chia Pudding

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 18, 2009


Aww chia. So we meet again.

Let’s recap the health benefits of chia:

  • More fibre than bran
  • 3x more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 15x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • Helps with hydration


You can make a ‘power gel’ by just mixing it with water (water to chia ratio of 9:1).

On Sunday, I decided to make a super healthy post-run recovery snack.


Repair and Recover Vegan Chia Pudding


  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, hemp, rice, etc)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sweetener to taste (agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc)

Directions: Mix chia, water, and milk together and stir for about 1 minute or two. Next add in the carob or cocoa (optional) and sweetener to taste. Stir for another minute and then pop it into the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. Remove from fridge and stir for another 20-30 seconds. Now enjoy your delicious, energizing, and antioxidant packed chia pudding! You can heat it up in the microwave too. Yields about 3/4 cup.

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This is not your average pudding. I’m just going to say that right now. It’s a bit slimy!



Enjoy your day! :)


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Courtney August 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Congrats on the good organic news! Sounds like you are making progress slowly buy surely on all your dreams! Keep up the great work!
Adventures in Tri-ing


Courtney August 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Oops, I meant slowly BUT surely!!


Bree August 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm

HAHAHA can I send you our cat??? She needs a buddy too. :-P


Jessica August 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

awesome you are able to go 100% organic! love the sketchie pic :D


Jolene August 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Where do you get Chia seeds from? I have never heard of eating Chia … is it the same thing as the Chia Pet???


Megan August 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Yay for going 100% organic! I can’t wait until you begin to ship to the US :)


Eve August 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm

That pudding looks divine!! I will be trying it soon :)

My desk has been looking very similar these days!


Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness August 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

LOL you have me so excited to try out chia seeds! Pudding looks super yummy.

Sketchie is hilarious. My parents cat passed away last month and they are gearing up to adopt a new one (maybe two!).


Kristi (sweetcheeks) August 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Wow that pudding sounds soooo good! I have made chia pudding using chia seeds, mashed banana, cinnamon, and almond milk. It was very good too!!


Spotty Prep August 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I can’t wait for US shipping!!!!!!!!!! Also, I need to find chia.


Katie August 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I’ve been making a watermelon smoothie in my vitamix with chia seeds. I used frozen watermelon or fresh with some ice, and a scoop of chia seeds. It’s great for hydrating after a long workout or mowing the grass in the sun.


Bree August 18, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Exciting about being able to go organic! Don’t worry, I am sure you will have plenty of orders for glo bars! I know I will be ordering once you are able to ship to the US!


Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) August 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I wish I had chia seeds so I could try that pudding! And wow, serious congrats on your glo bar process! I love reading about how far you’ve come with that.. you’ve worked hard on it!


Lizzie August 18, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Angela – do you think it would work with Chia powder? That’s what I have at the moment. And could you use cacao powder (also have a bag of that)? It looks so yummy!!


michelle August 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm

I love sketchie…so much personality. Good luck with everything..I don’t think that you have much to worry about….the bars were a total hit at HLS :)

Live.Life.Fully ~M


Pam August 18, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Congrats and Sketchie is SO cute!


Jolene August 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for the website! I ordered some black chia seeds!!! Can’t wait for them to get here :-)


britt August 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm

i still haven’t tried chia seeds. after seeing this pudding on your’s and gina’s blog i know i have to buy some.

it’s so exciting that you are making so much progress with the business side of things. i’m starting my own business right now and every little step feels like a huge accomplishment.


Paige @ Running Around Normal August 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Ok, next time I go to my natural foods store, I’m looking for these Chia seeds. You’ve touted them so much I just have to try them! If they don’t have them, I’ll try that website.

I know you’ll sell the Glo Bars. As soon as you open it up to the US, I’ll be on there buying some for sure. :D


Majl August 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Great recipe. Do you usually eat the whole portion?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Majl- I ate the whole portion when I made it. It was after my long run (7.6 miles) and I wanted all the protein it had. :)


Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

congrats on the organic news!

That photo of Sketchie is CLASSIC – too cute!


Majl August 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Sounds yummy; can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.


Pam (Highway to Health) August 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I’m dying to try the Glo bars!! I love Sketchie, too cute!


Kelsey August 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm

you’ve gotten so much accomplished!!!! becoming completely organic is so great to hear
and, sketchie is sooo adorable!


April August 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I can’t wait to try chia pudding. I LOVE the chia seeds!


Claire August 18, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Woohoo,Angela!You’re so close:-)Congrats!cc


Courtney August 18, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Hahaha, I love Sketchie!


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Always love the Sketchie pictures!


Alisa - Frugal Foodie August 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Congrats with all of the successes! The chia pudding looks great too.

Ah Sketchie does look a bit sad!


Nina August 18, 2009 at 11:09 pm

good for you ange! congrats with all the good news!! I made chia pudding last week but gobbled it up before I got to blog about it (mine didn’t have cocoa). Do you use just regular unsweetened cocoa powder for it? i would love to make a chocolate version.


jessinnyc August 18, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Love the picture of Sketchie. He needs a friend.

You have successfully convinced me to jump on the chia seed band wagon.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 19, 2009 at 2:06 am

I am picking up chia seeds tomorrow. I have been meaning to for oh, about six months, but this post was the clincher. Thank you!


WholeBodyLove August 19, 2009 at 2:28 am

It’s so awesome tha Glo Bars will soon be raw!! I just got some chia seeds in the mail today and now I have a great recipe to start with!


holly the healthy everythingtarian August 19, 2009 at 9:42 am

yay for 100% organic….now just get those shipped to the States and pronto!


Sally August 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I love chia seeds! I like to mix them in with my yogurt for breakfast. Lately I have been doing a chocolate chia pudding, similar to the recipe you posted. I mix full-fat greek yogurt, chia seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cacao nibs. Once it gels up (about 15 minutes), I like to add a little bit of fruit, like some strawberries or cherries. Sometimes I will also add a drizzle of coconut oil. It is such a delicious way to start the day!


N.D. August 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm

thanks for posting on the chia seeds – just got some in the mail. Congrats on going organic!!


Janet August 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

just found your blog today and have already ordered chia seeds & flour. and i’m going through your archives. great blog. also, i was on another site the other day and there is a picture of a cat who was ‘visiting’ this blogger’s yard and looks exactly like your cat sketchie. the name of the blog is gladsome tidings and it looks like the address is …….scroll down the most recent post and you will see sketchie’s twin!!!! he is adorable by the way. what breed of cat is he?
thanks for all the great information on your blog!


Clynton Taylor December 3, 2009 at 1:00 am

I’ve been experimenting with different ingredients and chia seeds myself. The chocolate combo you have here is a good one. I also have enjoyed rice milk, honey, and drop of pure vanilla extract. Adding some coffee to the chocolate recipe is also good (replace some milk with coffee or espresso).

I am going to try the vanilla pudding one I just mentioned with garam masala spice mix for a chai version. that should be a good one!

Thanks for sharing,

Running Quest


Darlene December 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm

wow sounds great! we use chia a lot and make the gel often just to drink. Pudding sounds amazing.

your cat is gorgeous, what type is he?


Darlene December 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm

do you sell your glo-bars in AB anywhere? I’m sure I’ve seen them on shelves at Planet Organic, no?


Simplehiccup September 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

This recipe has changed the way I look at pudding and dessert. I can’t believe something so delicious is so good for you- I love it!
I blended it with about 7 vanilla stevia drops, popped it in the fridge and when I was out of the shower I had the most amazing treat.


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