Overnight Chia Pudding: The Breakfast That’s Ready As Soon As You Wake Up

With my busy schedule, sometimes the last thing I want to do when I wake up is make breakfast. That’s when having something ready to go the second I wake up can save me from that early morning drive-thru run or grabbing a readymade option from the cabinet. Zach (our wellness guru and resident chef) suggested this recipe for overnight chia pudding, and I have to say I am a convert. It doesn’t make early morning call times any easier, but it’s easy, delicious, and best of all – super convenient. Make some and try it for yourself. 

 

Sometimes the most important part of a recipe is making it easy. This is definitely the easiest recipe we’ve ever put out, and that’s exactly the point. Before you go to bed, just take a few minutes to prep this recipe and you’ll have a nutritious breakfast ready to go as soon as you wake up! It’s also a super nutritious way to start your day. Chia is a “superfood” and is full of great nutrients like omega-3, antioxidants, fiber, and calcium. So you’ll be starting your day with the boost of nutrition that you need.

ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk (or another alternative milk)

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

  • berries for garnish

Directions

  • Mix the oat milk, chia seeds, coconut, and vanilla in jar or bowl.
  • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then stir again.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with berries and enjoy!

That’s it! (I told you this recipe was easy.) If you want to add a little more flavor, sometimes I add cinnamon or cocoa powder. The chia pudding will be good for about 5 days, so you can even prep for the whole week ahead.

  1. I love chia seed pudding and I am excited to try this recipe. I had the most amazing chia seed pudding when I was last in LA at Republique. I went back twice because it was SO good!

  2. I HATE coconut but even I think this looks amazing. I am 100% going to try this this week. Thanks a ton, I’ve been looking for fast easy recipes to make ahead and improve my eating habits!!

    1. Happy to help. They definitely don’t get much easier than that recipe!

  3. I love this as a breakfast idea! As a vegan it’s so satisfying and the variations and toppings are endless! I’ve made chia chai, nut butter and cacoa and tropical versions. Very easy to digest and super hydrating. Thank you for sharing such healthy, vegan recipes!
    xo

    1. Those sound delicious! We’ll be featuring more vegan recipes for sure. -B