by Olena

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

by Olena

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding is a creamy and full of fresh lemon flavour chia pudding recipe that is high in protein and tastes like dessert. |

Who buys a bag of lemons? My husband. I buy bananas by tens of lbs. Together we look like two zookeepers. In reality, we are a normal North American family who buys food in bulk, loads it in a trunk, hauls it home and stuffs the fridge and pantry like there is no tomorrow.

I had to ask for a permission to borrow a few lemons from Alex for this blueberry chia pudding. Crazy but we have our own “Do not touch my food” items. Do you? It’s way worse for him though. When you are married to a food blogger, anything in a fridge and pantry is like a ticking bomb. You eat it and I lose it. But not this time. Lemons belong to Alex as he drinks warm water with freshly squeezed organic lemon every morning. Yes…

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding is a creamy and full of fresh lemon flavour chia pudding recipe that is high in protein and tastes like dessert. |

Truth be told, I’m feeding you chocolate chia pudding all week because I was barely in the kitchen. With the spring break being here I spent all week at the pool doing swimming lessons and fun stuff. And then by the time I cook something decent it’s too late for photos. Although I haven’t cooked much, Alex took over the kitchen while I take care of the kids and did my Insanity workout every day. Wohoo, every single day and I survived. Week 2, here I come!

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding is a creamy and full of fresh lemon flavour chia pudding recipe that is high in protein and tastes like dessert. |

One of the readers made my vanilla chia pudding and asked if lemon could be incorporated. Right away, I remembered my healthy lemon blueberry muffins and came up with this creamy lemon blueberry chia pudding.

When I think of anything lemon and blueberry, I think of creamy, tangy, zesty and sweet. I think of cakes, muffins and fresh lemons smell. And that’s exactly how this chia pudding came out.

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding is a creamy and full of fresh lemon flavour chia pudding recipe that is high in protein and tastes like dessert. |

To make the pudding creamy, I combined Greek yougurt with almond milk. Then zested and squeezed half of Alex’s fresh organic lemon. A touch of vanilla, maple syrup or honey and a handful of chia seeds. Stir, let sit overnight or for at least 6 hours, and you got yourself creamy and delicious Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding.

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding is a creamy and full of fresh lemon flavour chia pudding recipe that is high in protein and tastes like dessert. |

And in case you are wondering, the pudding didn’t curdle as in the case of homemade buttermilk. I do not recommend using cow’s milk in this recipe because I haven’t tested it. Maybe it will curdle, I don’t know. I used almond milk and the pudding came out extremely creamy. Plus it is lower in calories and healthier. A cup of cow’s milk is 135 calories vs. 35 in unsweetened almond milk.



Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding is a creamy and full of fresh lemon flavour chia pudding recipe that is high in protein and tastes like dessert.

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  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


  • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 medium lemon, zest and juice of
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh of frozen)


  1. Add all ingredients, except blueberries, to a Mason jar or any container with a tight lid (I prefer glass) in the order listed above – liquids first. Whisk well until combined. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. When ready to eat, stir again and top with blueberries. The thickness and sweetness can be adjusted to your taste.

Store: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.


olena osipov in the studio

Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. I am by no means a healthy person, but I need to change that. I am 6’1″ and weight about 220. Not severely overweight, but larger than I want to be and feel uncomfortable at times. Especially around my love handles. I am working on a better lifestyle and your site definitely helps. This pudding was such an amazing, simple and creative recipe. I loved all the texture and flavor in it. At first, I thought the lemon was too tangy but when you mix it again in the morning its fantastic. Thank you so much! If you ever do any case studies, or tests of some sort I would love to be a part of it. My fiance and I are getting married this July and are looking to “trim down” for that, as well as for the future.


    1. Hi Dan. Glad you liked the pudding and so good for you to realize what you have to change and work on. So many people simply ignore the obvious and hide behind the facts although knowing the truth. It is very easy to get larger and uncomfortable. Love handles are an issue for most people. I have that issue too after winter. And not from eating unhealthy but eating more than I should of even healthy stuff. And some wine. Congrats on your wedding.:)

    1. With a dairy free yogurt but ingredients in those are usually terribly unhealthy! Or coconut cream like from a can. Maybe use less of it though.

  2. I was a chia virgin prior to making this recipe and I am officially hooked!! Thank you 🙂 I will definitely be trying your other chia pudding recipes!

    1. That’s right. They are best added to the pudding right before eating and that way won’t “bleed”. But not a big deal if you do. I didn’t because of aestethics and just don’t think they help to flavour the pudding when soaking up overnight. I like blueberries firm rather than soaked in something.:)

  3. So the blueberries are just on the top? I am making this tonight so I can have it in the morning. I can’t wait. I have been looking for yummy recipes to put chia seeds in. Thank you!!!

  4. Can you use coconut cream instead of yogurt? Hubby has too many allergies (cow’s milk, rice, corn, barley) for any kind of yogurt.

  5. just joined your site, i made chia seed pudding last week for the first time & loved it & happy to see a different version, thanks. have any more flavors for me to try?

    1. Hi Theresa. Yes, I have a few actually. Just enter ‘chia pudding’ in a Search bar on the right hand side and 6 or 7 recipes will show up for you.:) Enjoy!

  6. What is the health benefit of drinking warm water with lemon juice? Does it aid in weight loss? I’m so excited to try this. I have everything except the lemons. 🙂

    1. Well, you definitely need lemons to make this pudding LOL. Main benefits of drinking warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is to improve digestion, boost mineral absorption, and detoxify your body. You can read more here. Unfortunately for weight loss you gotta bust your butt of exercising and then eat clean.:) Sorry to disappoint.:)

      1. This is delicious! I’ve made it several times now! I took your advice and “busting my butt” along with eating clean. 🙂 your site motivated me to change my diet. No joke I was ADDICTED to sugar. I feel soo much better and don’t crave it much anymore. Keep up the good work!

        1. Good for you! So proud of you! Sugar addiction is not much different from an alcohol addiction. Can be devastating to anyone’s health. It’s horrible how much this world is over consumed by sugar, dairy and refined carbs today. I honestly watch in dismay all these whipping cream cake creations. How much [email protected] people put in their bodies week after week. And there is nothing to sugar coat about it, sorry. So, good for you! Dates and bananas are as sweet as a slice of cake.

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