Meat-Free Monday: Golden Milk Chia Pudding

Golden Milk Chia Pudding. Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this Golden Milk Chia Pudding for a new go-to healthy breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert-like treat.

Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily absorb all the powerhouse benefits of chia seeds. Not only does this superfood have more calcium than milk, but chia seeds also have more antioxidants than blueberries and more Omega-3 than salmon. Their texture may take some getting used to, but they are extremely versatile and can easily be incorporated into many recipes.

This chia pudding is definitely something you can feel good about eating, and it only takes a few minutes to make! Enjoy! — Global Animal

Golden Milk Chia Pudding. Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

Golden Milk Chia Pudding

Yield: 4 servings


For the pudding:

  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup chia seeds*

Topping ideas:

  • Toasted coconut
  • Chopped fruit
  • Chopped nuts or seeds


  1. Add the almond milk, coconut milk, maple syrup, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper to a blender. Process until smooth and well combined (about 10 to 15 seconds). Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and whisk in the chia seeds until evenly distributed. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes, then whisk again. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Stir well, then serve cold with desired toppings.


*The thickness of chia pudding can vary based on different brands of milk. Start with the 1/3 cup chia seeds. If you find that your pudding is too thin after sitting overnight, add additional chia seeds (1 to 2 tablespoons, depending on how thin), stir well and let chill in the fridge again for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. It will thicken up during this time. Prep time does not include chill time.

Recipe Courtesy of Oh My Veggies

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