Honey and fresh blood oranges make this creamy, thick Blood Orange Chia Pudding a winner. Feel free to substitute regular oranges if you can’t get the blood. Bonus: this pudding is pretty darn good for you, so it’s fine for a breakfast or as a light dessert.
Oh, chia pudding. You are so delicious. So easy to make. So full of health benefits. Fiber. Protein. Antioxidants. Omega-3s!
Have you hopped on the Chia Crazy Train?
This blood orange chia pudding is flavored with fresh blood orange juice, which also makes it a lovely pinky-peachy color, too. But you could absolutely just use regular ole oranges, or grapefruit, or a mix of any citrus you like.
It sits overnight and becomes this delicious, creamy, thick pudding. It’s only sweetened with a little honey, so it has no refined sugar and this can actually be eaten for either breakfast or as a light, dreamy dessert.
Crunchy almonds top it for nice texture and the blood orange juice gets mixed with a bit of honey for a light, citrusy sauce.
This blood orange chia pudding uses almond milk and yogurt, but to make it completely dairy-free/vegan you could use any type of alternative yogurt you’d like. Maple syrup can always be used instead of honey.
Make this and serve it at brunch in short, wide mason jars for a pretty (and remarkably easy) addition. Mother’s Day brunch, anyone?
I hope that you enjoy this Blood Orange Chia Pudding! Are you a fan of chia seeds? Ever made chia pudding before? Let me know in the comments!
Honey and fresh blood oranges make this creamy, thick chia pudding a winner. Feel free to substitute regular oranges if you can’t get the blood. Bonus: this pudding is pretty darn good for you, so it’s fine for a breakfast or as a light dessert.
For the Pudding:
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 3 blood oranges, segmented
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons chopped almonds
- Make the pudding. Mix all of the ingredients together and stir very well. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Stir halfway through if possible to redistribute the chia seeds.
- When ready to serve, divide the pudding into 4 glasses. Segment the blood oranges by cutting both the top and bottom of the orange. Using a sharp knife, peel the skin from top to bottom so there is no white pith. Cut in between the membranes to segment the oranges.
- Squeeze what is left from the oranges on top of the segments in a bowl. Gently stir the oranges and juice with honey. Let sit 5 minutes.
- Divide the oranges and juice on top of the 4 glasses. Top each glass with one tablespoon of chopped almonds. Enjoy!