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Papaya Chia Pudding Recipe

Ready to eat in just 10 minutes, this dairy-free Papaya Chia Pudding is made with a few ingredients such as almond milk, papaya, chia seeds, a splash of almond extract, and a pinch of cinnamon and cardamom. It is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or dessert. Delicious and healthy, it is decadently creamy too.

Easy Papaya Chia Pudding Blended

Papaya just doesn’t get as much press as its summer fruit counterparts. But, it is a must-try if you are looking for a delicious, creamy, and naturally sweet treat.

By the way, this Papaya Chia Pudding Recipe results in a delightfully smooth chia pudding. So, if you are not a fan of chia pudding because of its lumpish texture, well, the method I used to make this chia pudding, is a must-try, for this, and all your future chia pudding recipe experimentation!

What is papaya?

Papaya is said to be a berry that grows on trees that can reach over 10 feet in height. It is part of the Caricaceae family of flowering fruit trees that are found in tropical climates. In Sri Lanka, where I grew up, it is referred to as papaw (pronounced pah-paw). It is also referred to as pawpaw in some other countries.

Besides being absolutely delicious, this oval-shaped fruit is chock-full of nutrients. It is said to aid in everything from digestion to heart disease, improving blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, and lowering blood pressure. If you would like to read more about the benefits of papaya, please check out this article.

Papaya Chia Pudding - Blender Made

How to eat papaya?

Papaya can be enjoyed by cutting through the fruit lengthwise, removing the caviar-like seeds with a spoon, and scooping out the orange, sweet flesh to devour.

The orange “flesh” of the papaya can be eaten raw as is or can be blended into smoothies like this papaya ginger smoothie I shared not too long ago. Or, made into a chia pudding like the one you see here today.

Why eat this papaya chia pudding?

  • This chia pudding is lusciously creamy and tasty.
  • Thanks to warming spices like cinnamon and cardamom and aromatic almond extract.
  • It is packed with nutritious ingredients.
  • It is completely dairy-free, making it a dream dessert for those of us who are lactose intolerant.
  • Sweetened with maple syrup and ripe, sweet papaya, this chia pudding is free of refined sugar.
  • If you are vegan, well, so is this pudding. But, you do not have to be vegan to enjoy this. My boyfriend, who is a carnivore, wolfed this down in record time.
Ingredients to make papaya chia pudding

What are the ingredients in this papaya chia pudding recipe?

You will need these 8 ingredients to make this recipe, and they are:

  1. Chia seeds (I used black chia seeds).
  2. Almond milk or any other milk of your choice. Califia Farms Almond Milk is my favorite for this chia pudding recipe and nope, they are not paying me to say this.
  3. A very ripe papaya.
  4. Maple syrup ~ though if your papaya is very ripe and sweet, you will not need the maple syrup. I usually wait to add the maple syrup in last, often tasting this chia pudding before I add it in.
  5. Cinnamon.
  6. Cardamom.
  7. A pinch of salt, and
  8. Almond extract.
Adding all the ingredients to a blender

How to get this chia pudding so creamy?

After gathering all your ingredients, simply add them to a blender and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated.

This Blended chia pudding is so creamy and dreamy.

A high-powered blender can break down those chia seeds to give this chia pudding a creamy texture. One that is definitely creamier and more uniform than the one seen in this avocado chia pudding.

Vegan Easy Creamy Papaya Chia Pudding

Besides, blending the chia seeds in this pudding also means that you do not have to wait 3+ hours for the chia seeds to absorb the liquid to take on a pudding-like consistency.

When you blend the ingredients into chia pudding, the seeds are broken down, so they are more easily digestible. This means this chia pudding can be enjoyed a few minutes after the blender is turned off. Talk about a quick and easy chia pudding recipe!

Now, if you prefer a chilled chia pudding, then place this papaya chia pudding in the fridge to chill for 2–3 hours. When chilled, top with some whipped coconut cream and a few more papaya chunks, and enjoy!

Creamy blended papaya chia pudding is sure to be a favorite with chia lovers and chia haters.

Love Chai Pudding? Then make sure to check out these other chia pudding recipes:
Carrot Cake Chia Pudding
Easy Avocado Chia Pudding
Cherry Chocolate Chia Pudding
Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding Recipe

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Easy Papaya Chia Pudding Blended

Papaya Chia Pudding Recipe

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This blended, dairy-free Papaya Chia Pudding is made with just a few ingredients such as almond milk, papaya, chia seeds, a splash of almond extract, and a pinch of cinnamon and cardamom. It is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or dessert. 


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (I used black chia seeds)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups of a ripe papaya
  • 1-2 tbs maple syrup (optional if papaya is very ripe and sweet)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. Place the chia seeds, almond milk, papaya, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, and almond extract in a high-powered blender and blend on high until all ingredients are well incorporated and the chia seeds look to be broken up.
  2. Taste the pudding to check its sweetness. If not too sweet, add in the maple syrup and blend again for a couple of seconds. If the pudding is sweet, then leave out the maple syrup.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 188Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 111mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 8gSugar 20gProtein 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Sunday 30th of July 2023

This papaya chia pudding would be a healthy and delicious way to start the day. Thanks for sharing the recipe!



Friday 28th of July 2023

Fresh papaya in chia pudding is brilliant! My new favorite breakfast!

David @ Spiced

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Well I have to admit that I haven't cooked with (or really even eaten) papaya all that much. It definitely needs some more attention! I'm pretty sure we can find papaya in our grocery store, but we're planning a trip to the farmer's market soon - they should have some I would think. Love the bit of cinnamon and cardamom here. My all-time favorite baking spices!


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

So creamy and it tastes amazing! angiesrecipes


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

I've gotten out of the habit of making chia puddings for breakfast, but you've just inspired me to get back on track! I love the idea of using tropical fruits---perfect for summer!

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