• Almond Joy Chia Pudding

    May 7, 2014

    Ooooooh, boy! I have quite the delicious recipe for you!

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    Are you ready for this?!

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    Introducing Almond Joy Chia Pudding! Oh, yes.


    This recipe combines three of my favorite flavors—chocolate, coconut, and almond—into a cool, creamy, and satisfying dessert that is actually somewhat healthy for you, thanks to those little chia seed orbs, which are packed with omega-3’s, protein, and fiber.

    This pudding has a wonderfully sweet and coconut-y flavor that reminds me of melted Almond Joy ice cream. Mmm! So. Good. I love, love, love this new recipe, and I know you will too!

    Almond Joy Chia Pudding


    • 2 tbsp chia seeds
    • 3/4 cup almond milk
    • 1 tbsp creamy almond butter
    • 1-2 tbsp shredded coconut
    • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
    • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
    • 1 tsp maple syrup
    • 1/4 tsp coconut extract


    1. In a small bowl or resealable container, mix together ingredients until smooth.
    2. Place bowl/container in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 3+ hours.
    3. Serve cold and enjoy thoroughly!

    Makes 1 serving

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    { 38 comments… read them below or add one }

    Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite May 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    This looks to die for! I can’t wait to try it!


    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance May 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I love anything with coconut in it and this looks like such an amazing treat!


    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I really want to try chia pudding. I have heard so many good things about it but have never taken the plunge! This looks delicious.


    Anoushé May 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Gaaaah, I’m in awwwwwe 🙂 I’m always looking for relish chia seed recipes! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂


    Hillary May 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    What happened to your recipe page? I liked how it was organized before into categories. Any return of this format in CNC’s future?


    Abi@AbsofSteel May 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Yum, I’ve tried chocolate chia seed pudding before but I love the almond joy idea!


    Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} May 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I have been putting off trying chia pudding forever, but this no longer gives me an excuse! All my favorite flavors as well!


    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork May 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Sounds delicious! I love the combo of chocolate + coconut + almonds! Though let’s be honest…what doesn’t chocolate go with? 😉 I love that it’s a healthy and satisfying dessert. Would be a great way treat for Friday! Thanks for sharing!


    Megan @ The Skinny-Life May 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Yum! This is going to be tonight’s after dinner dessert.


    Tara May 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    definitely making this tonight to try for breakfast tomorrow!! Thanks!


    Hayley @healthyregards May 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    ah this is perfection!


    Shel@PeachyPalate May 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Yummy! I make a similar smoothie with cacao powder in the mix too! Amazing combo!


    Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit May 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Coconut and almond butter? Yep. Sign me up!!


    Greta @ fueledbyfresh May 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Holy Yum! I add chia seeds to my overnight oats and love them! Any substitute ideas for the coconut extract? Maybe just add vanilla extract and then increase the coconut? I don’t have the extract but I want to make it right now! You’ve given this preggo a serious craving!


    Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 7, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Yum! This looks like the perfect dessert! I love anything with coconut!


    Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat May 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my goodness that sounds amazing. I cannot wait to try!


    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West May 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I love a dessert that incorporates chia seeds. Great one!


    Jackie May 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    All my favorites in one bowl!!!


    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen May 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I looove chia seeds but have never made a chia pudding- I want to try this sooo badly!! Wish the computer screen wasn’t stopping me 😉 LOL


    Kelsey May 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    This recipe looks awesome. I love chia pudding! Totally random but I saw this stationery company and thought of you – it’s all about pugs! http://www.lydiaandpugs.com


    Tina May 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing the link!!


    Christina (Sisters Running the kitchen) May 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    awesome looking recipe! definitely trying this…


    Jody - Fit at 56 May 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Looks amazing!!!!!!


    Linz @ Itz Linz May 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Totally making this for my midnight nursing snack tonight!!


    C:ndy May 8, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Chis pudding is seriously my favorite dessert! My mom used to make it for me all the time, when I was younger (Not the exact recipe, but close) and I will defiantly try to make it for myself one day! ^____^

    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! Following you on Bloglovin’ now! xx


    Emily May 8, 2014 at 9:13 am

    This sounds AMAZING!! I shared on my facebook page. I will be trying this! I have a decadent, healthy chia seed chocolate mousse on my website. I’m a little obsessed with chia seeds! <3 Emily


    MELISSA May 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    My comment has nothing to do with the delicious pudding! lol. You always have the cutest headbands and I especially love the one in the picture above. Where do you get your sport and recreational headbands? With 3 boys in baseball in the hot humid weather here in south Louisiana I always have my hair up and I just thought a cute headband can change things up a little. Thanks Tina! Love your blog…look forward to reading it every morning.


    Tina May 8, 2014 at 10:08 am

    They’re from JUNK or BIC bands! 😄


    Alex @ Kenzie Life May 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    This looks amazing!


    Megan May 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I made this, following the recipe, except I substituted chocolate almond milk and a little greek vanilla yogurt for the plain almond milk, didn’t use the maple syrup since my coconut flakes have sugar on them, and because I didn’t have any coconut extract, I used my Barlean’s pina colada flavored fish oil swirl. It is heavenly! Thanks for posting this recipe! It is amazing how the chia seeds absorb the liquid, making it pudding-like.


    Sarah May 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Oooh! I share the same favorites and am on a chia pudding kick right now, so I’ll definitely be trying this!


    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic May 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Ahhhh what a great idea! I don’t know why I never added almond butter to chia pudding before. Making this for tomorrow’s breakfast!


    Charmaine May 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I am not lying at all when I say I am ACTUALLY drooling.
    This looks sooooo good and I’m currently obsessed with Chia seeds so I cannot wait to try this!!

    Thanks for sharing xx


    Amanda May 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I went to bed last night and couldn’t wait to wake up this morning to eat it! It was very tasty! Might have to do a repeat for tomorrow’s breakfast! 🙂


    Lindsay May 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    So, I’ve made this about five times since you posted this. It’s sooooo good. Of course I tweaked it a bit by using peanut butter instead of almond and vanilla extract (I didn’t have any coconut and when I tried almond extract the first time it was too much almond). I’ve had it for dessert, for breakfast … I just want it all the time now!


    Tina May 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Yay! So glad you like it!! 😄


    Lindsay May 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Okay, after making this a billion times I used the idea as the basis for a peanut butter cup chia pudding … also amazing. Now I’ve got chia pudding coming out of my ears …



    Tina May 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm



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