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Easy Avocado Chia Pudding

So delightfully creamy, this gluten-free, dairy-free, Easy Avocado Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, avocado, chia seeds, and a splash of vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon. It is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or dessert. Quick, delicious, and healthy!

Two glass bowls with Easy Tasty dairy free avocado chia pudding

*This post was first published on Savory Spin in February 2015. It has been updated with new photos and information is being republished today.

Avocado, chia seeds, a sweetener of your choice, and almond milk are the only 4 ingredients you need to make this delicious concoction. I like to add in a splash of vanilla extract and almond extract for flavor and aroma.

I also like to add in some lemon juice to keep this avocado chia pudding from turning an odd shade of brown – especially if I don’t intend to eat it within a couple of hours of making it.

This, currently is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. It is so easy to make and it is so thick, creamy and tasty!

Overhead view of easy Tasty delicious avocado chia pudding better than kourtney kardashian's avocado pudding

Most years, as soon as spring starts to fade into summer, I prepare a few batches of granola to enjoy with Greek yogurt. But this year I have been on a chia pudding adventure!

I am thinking if this adventure doesn’t reign itself in, I might be eating cold chia pudding when fall turns into winter. Only, I might need a ski mask while I dig into that cold pudding and hot tea after!
I kid, I kid…

Speaking of ski masks… if I had to describe my ski mask in one word – that word would be “luxurious”! This past Christmas, my daughter gave me the softest, warmest, most comfortable item of headgear I have ever owned! This thing is so comfortable I often forget I even have it on!

There have been times during this past winter here in Atlanta, when, thanks to my ski mask, I hardly realized temperatures were in the 20’s when I went outside with it on! Then there have been times when I get into my car and head to work or run errands with it on…

Only… the latter can leave room for people’s imagination to run rampant…

Overhead view of avocado chia pudding - plant-based, quick, tasty, and healthy.

One time as I drove around Atlanta with my ski mask on, I came to a rather hard-to-merge situation… however, I was gratefully surprised when a driver actually slowed down, glanced at me, and let me over! Then the same thing happened when I was trying to get over a few lanes! I was starting to think my fellow Atlantans were turning over a new leaf…

Then, when I got to where I was heading, instead of having to dodge the onslaught of traffic to cross a parking lot, I was pleasantly surprised when someone screeched to a halt and let me cross! I was starting to feel lucky enough to even contemplate playing the lottery!

Aaaannnd that’s when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the glass doors ahead of me – and I started to realize the power of my ski mask!

Ingredients to make avocado chia pudding

But… I digress…

You are here for THIS delicious plant-based avocado chia pudding…

There are many, many varieties of Avocado Chia Puddings out there that are fantastic – and mine might not be stellar in comparison – but, I had to share this version because it is so luxurious and so delicious. And, with just a hint of vanilla and almond, it tastes and smells like an exotic spin on a classic dish.

What are the ingredients needed to make this easy avocado chia pudding?

For this easy recipe, you will need the following:
1. chia seeds,
2. almond milk, or dairy-free milk of your choice,
3. avocado,
4. Sweetener ~ I used maple syrup,
5. lemon, and
6. Vanilla extract and almond extract (optional)

Mixing together ingredients to make this easy healthy tasty chia pudding

How do you make this breakfast pudding?

This pudding is so easy to make!

Simply add the almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract, and avocado to a blender or, if using an immersion blender like I did, a deep bowl.

Blend until avocado is broken down and the mixture is smooth. Add in a pinch of salt and then add in the chia seeds and stir well.

Cut the lemon into half and squeeze in a teaspoon or so of lemon juice into the breakfast pudding.

Then mix well, cover, and chill for at least 2 hours so chia seeds absorb the liquid and become gelatinous – lending to the thick and creamy consistency of this healthy pudding.

gluten-free dairy-free healthy breakfast pudding
Is this Avocado Chia Pudding healthy?

This avocado chia pudding is loaded with protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3s. Chia seeds are said to aid in the reduction of inflammation, high cholesterol, and triglycerides. It is a creamy, satisfying and healthy breakfast treat.

When should you eat avocado chia pudding?

You can enjoy this avocado chia pudding for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert.

How do I thicken my avocado chia pudding?

If this pudding is too thin, you can add in a couple more tablespoons of chia seeds and let it sit for 2 hours to 8 hours so the chia seeds absorb the liquid. If you need to thin it, simply add a few tablespoons of milk.

How do you store this avocado chia pudding?

This pudding is best stored in a mason jar or in a glass container with an air-tight lid on it – in the refrigerator.

How long will this avocado chia pudding last?

This pudding will last about 3-4 days if kept in the fridge in an airtight container.
However, if no lemon juice is used, this pudding can turn a bit brown – so make sure to add in lemon to keep that lively green color popping.

Two glass bowls with Easy Tasty dairy free avocado chia pudding

Avocado Chia Pudding

4.59 from 29 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Shashi
So delightfully creamy, this gluten-free, dairy-free, Avocado Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, avocado, chia seeds, and a splash of vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon. It is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or dessert. Quick, delicious, and healthy!


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt


  • Cut the avocado in half and discard the seed, then scoop the avocado into a blender or deep bowl (if using an immersion blender like I did)
  • Then add in the almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract and blend until avocado is broken down and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add in a pinch of salt and then add in the chia seeds and, using a spatula, stir well so chia seeds are evenly distributed.
  • Cut the lemon into half and squeeze in a teaspoon or so of lemon juice into the breakfast pudding.
  • Then mix well, cover, and chill for at least 2 hours so chia seeds absorb the liquid.
  • Enjoy plain or topped with your favorite fruit!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 150mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 23g
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Photo with two glass pots of avocado pudding with spoons

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Recipe Rating

  1. Robin says:

    Thank you for the recipe. It was easy to prepare and delicious too.

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  4. Kate says:

    This was a delicious recipe. The almond extract really added to it. I made it with vanilla almond milk and 1/2 the recommended amount of sweetener—I used monk fruit.

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  8. Kate says:

    Love chia pudding but hadn’t tried it with avocado before. WOW – so creamy and delicious, and really filling. Thanks!

  9. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    I love how colorful and bright this is really a perfect summer dessert

  10. Biana says:

    What a great idea for breakfast, so healthy and delicious!

  11. Michelle | Sift & Simmer says:

    What a delicious and healthy way to start the day! Love the creaminess of the avocado in this pudding!

  12. Helen @ says:

    Wow – such a great colour! This looks so fresh and creamy.

  13. Regina Nolan says:

    We have made this often and love it

  14. Li says:

    These days you probly for right in with that ski mask huh

  15. Natalia says:

    This looks like the most nourishing breakfast ever! Thank you!

  16. Just my kind of pudding. LOVE everything about it…can have it anytime of the day 😉

  17. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I know I wrote a comment but your site didn’t like me today. I’ve never made nor eaten chia pudding and I think after looking at your photos, I should get in the kitchen.

    • Shashi says:

      Maureen – sorry about that – I had some issues with my site (I also just plain have issues but that’s another story) – yes chia pudding is a must – so healthy!

  18. Love chia pudding and adding avocado’s are one of my personal favorites! Gotta make some tomorrow 🙂

  19. AlainaBullock1 says:

    Yum! I love Chia Pudding, and adding the avocado and Clif Bar was a great idea! I bet it tastes great!

  20. I’ve had chia pudding before and I’ve had avocado pudding before, but never the two combined… I’m curious! And I totally agree about the power of toppings. I can’t even tell you how many baking fails I’ve saved from the trash just by burying them under a mound of delicious toppings. It’s magical!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – toppings are indeed magical! Another blogger was complaining about her apple pie crust – but all I saw was perfection as she had covered it with granulated sugar! 🙂

  21. Megan Sutliff says:

    This sounds so interesting and looks delicious!!

  22. Ashley says:

    haha oh my gosh!!! Respect the ski mask! That story is too funny!

    And I just love that you used avocado in here … this is so my kind of pudding!

  23. I love how creamy this looks and I love chia pudding – great combination!

  24. Hehe you are too funny! I’ve never actually had a ski mask. It just never gets cold enough here so I guess one would really stand out here!

  25. Kelly says:

    Love the idea of adding Clif bars to this avocado chia pudding! It looks delicious with the berries too! Haha too funny about the ski mask, I think I need to try that too:)

  26. foodrecipeshq says:

    Avocado and Chia seeds? Wow, that’s a health bomb! I must try this pudding.

  27. Kim says:

    I love that you forgot you had on your ski mask and that people were nicer drivers because of it – maybe it should be a permanent part of your daily commute!!

  28. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    This looks amazingly yummy and healthy!

  29. I need a ski mask….
    But yummmmmm! This looks so perfectly yummy!

  30. Almost Getting It Together says:

    These are sooo gorgeous! I have had a Cliff Mojo bar before… I actually lived off Cliff bars in general when I lived in Hong Kong!

  31. This avocado chia pudding is a healthy treat to forget any trouble that one had on the day. Texans also have crazy driving skills! 🙂 But one good thing is this winter we hadn’t any snow in San Antonio. Yay!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks Denise!
      Up until this past Tuesday,we had had a relatively ok winter – then Tuesday morning we woke up to ice all over – not snow but nasty ice! blech!

  32. spicedblog says:

    Hahaha…I am loving the image of people screeching to a halt to let you in, Shashi. I’m thinking that ski mask might need to be a permanent piece of your wardrobe! (Although I don’t recommend wearing it into the bank…I might see on the news then.) This pudding looks amazing…what a unique and awesome creation. Am I allowed to eat it for breakfast??

    P.S. I don’t own a ski mask…but now I want to go get one.

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – not just the bank, but security at my jobsite might have tasered me had I walked into the building with my ski mask on!

      Yes, you are allowed to eat it for breakfast – just leave your new ski mask off when you are eating! 🙂

  33. I love Clif bars, my fave is the Double Choc Builder’s. It’s best. I’m gonna have to try these other ones too, they sound pretty legit. Thanks for the tip friend!

  34. cottercrunch says:

    i love those bars! i buy them for my husband too. I bet you could make your own, but i like the way you think with this topping to this pudding!

  35. It is becoming pretty obvious given all the chia recipes I am seeing that I must go out and buy some. As for a ski mask, in South Africa you might get shot for wearing one out – sad reality of the levels of crime where we live.

  36. Khushboo says:

    Yum! Love the idea of crumbling over a bar- I’ve never tried these Cliff Mojo bars (at least not that I can remember) but I have a few KIND bars in my pantry…I think I know what I will be topping my smoothie with tomorrow :)!

    Hilarious story about your ski mask incident- looks like it’s a keeper for skipping traffic ;)! Next time I think we need to see some photographic evidence!!

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – I didn’t even think to take any pictures! But – you are right – it is ahandy accessory to navigate through traffic with! 😉
      Btw – thanks so much Khushboo!

  37. Ha ha ha brilliant Shashi! You made me laugh out loud with your ski mask story!

    Your avocado chia pudding looks deeeeeelish by the way! 🙂