Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (2024)

(updated May 6, 2022) // by Phoebe Lapine // 15 comments

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As part of the aftermath of our Alive Tribe retreat, I’m doing a 100 Day Project. The idea is that everyone does one action or furthers some intention everyday for 100 days and records their progress in some form, the most popular of which has been instagram. I’ve been trying to find a morning routine that works for me, and as part of that pursuit, I decided to make my project to spend 10 percent of every day on myself.

My acupuncturist Heidi has urged me to carve out this time. We spend so much of the day leasing out mental space to other people’s problems. Taking legitimate time to yourself is like taking your soul vitamins. And it’s important to set that type of intention at the beginning of the day.

Even though my schedule is fairly flexible as a freelancer, the unpredictability has made it hard for me to make time for any sort of regular practices. This is one of the biggest challenges I’ve had with exercise, as self care usually feels frivolous to prioritize over work. And it’s also something that’s gotten in the way of breakfast. Some days I’ll walk downstairs from my sleeping loft, start writing emails while my tea kettle is coming to a boil, and then before I know it, it’s noon and I’m still in my underwear. I’m also starving.

So as part of my 10 percent exercise, I’m committing to a more regular breakfast routine – something other than the usual bars I eat bites of in between clicks of the keyboard. This green smoothie is one of my new go-to’s, and the fact that it requires 5 minutes to prepare actually helps establish some “me time” before I get distracted by everyone else’s needs via email. But I’ve been dying to step outside my breakfast box and experiment more with chia seeds ever since my friend who recently moved to San Francisco expressed that we were way behind the chia movement on this coast.

The nice thing about chia pudding is that the seeds benefit from hydrating overnight. They also pack a crazy amount of nutrients in a very small package, so you don’t need much to give you a kick start in the morning. My new routine is going to include making a batch of chia pudding at the beginning of the week and dividing it between a few individual cups for easy breakfast grab and go snacking.

This dairy-free Thai peanut chia seed pudding was inspired by my favorite flavor of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Bangkok Peanut. I love how she packs all those sour, sweet, salty, and spicy Thai flavors into an ice cream. Why not do the same thing with my morning pudding?I use a mix of almond milk and coconut for the liquid base because I found that with the peanut butter, using coconut alone made for a very thick pudding. But if you wanted to streamline you could use one or the other. The coconut milk also has a natural sweetness to it, so you don’t need a ton of added honey. Since I’ve also been off sugar this month, I’ve just been eating it without any.

Do you have any go-to breakfasts I should try? Let me know in the comments!


Thai Peanut Chia Pudding

If you don't have both coconut and almond milk, you can use one of the other. Without any coconut you'll miss the full Thai flavor. I like combining them because the coconut milk is great for a thick pudding, and the almond gives a nice splash of extra hydration for the seeds.

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Total Time 2 hours hours

Servings 4

Author Phoebe Lapine


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond milk you can use all coconut if you wish
  • 2 tablespoons honey if you like your breakfast quite sweet, you may want to double
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 dashes cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt make sure your peanut butter is unsalted, omit if not
  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • Toasted coconut optional, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, almond milk, honey, zest, peanut butter, cayenne and salt until smooth. Add the chia seeds and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, stirring once to make sure there are no clumps.

  • Spoon the pudding into individual cups or mason jars and garnish with the peanuts and coconut, if using. Premade puddings can be kept covered in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.


You can make the pudding in advance and eat the individual portions all week long for breakfast.


Serving: 4g

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  1. Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (14)Frankie says

    Quinoa flakes make an excellent breakfast. 2 1/2 mins in the micro, sweeten with stevia or honey or maple syrup. Add fruit or raisins exactly as you would with oatmeal. Or don’t sweeten and add salt and butter as for grits. And it’s pure protein!


    • Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (15)Phoebe Lapine says

      interesting. i will have to try it with almond milk!


  2. Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (16)Lauren says

    Just added Chia Seeds to my Fresh Direct order. Very excited to try this for both me and the little guy.


    • Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (17)Phoebe Lapine says

      thanks lauren!! let me know how you both like it 🙂


  3. Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (18)Kathy says

    Would Almond Butter work.


    • Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (19)Phoebe Lapine says



  4. Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (20)Vicky says

    Everywhere I look online lately I see chia recipes! Need to get my hands on some so I can try them myself : ) This looks great


    • Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (21)Phoebe Lapine says

      I’m obsessed! I add to my morning smoothies now too.


  5. Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (22)Chia Seed Recipes says

    Holy cow, thank you so much for posting this! It is going to be so helpful when I research Chia Seeds at the store! Super Impressive!


  6. Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (23)Jenna says

    This was surprisingly good! The flavors came together nicely.


    • Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (24)Phoebe Lapine says

      So glad you liked it Jenna!


Thai Peanut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Easy Healthy Breakfast (2024)


Is it OK to eat chia pudding every morning? ›

Limited research in animals and humans has found that taking chia seeds daily can lead to greater weight loss and bone mineral content ( 14 , 24 ). That said, eating too many can cause some side effects, so start with a small dose, like 1 oz (28 g) daily, and make sure to drink plenty of water.

Can you eat chia seeds for breakfast everyday? ›

These tiny seeds can provide fiber that helps lower cholesterol, boost your heart health and reduce your risk of developing chronic disease. That said, because chia seeds are packed with fiber and are calorie dense, stick with no more than 2 tablespoons per day.

Is chia seed pudding healthy for weight loss? ›

Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also low in calories and carbs, making them a good choice for people who are trying to lose weight.

Do chia seeds reduce belly fat? ›

Both Chia seeds and Ginger have been shown in some studies to help suppress appetite. Feeling fuller for longer may lead to reduced calorie intake, which can contribute to weight loss, including fat loss in the belly area.

What time of day is best to eat chia pudding? ›

Chia pudding makes a delicious dish that can be eaten for breakfast or as dessert.

Are there any negative effects of chia seeds? ›

Chia seeds are loaded with fibres and when it is consumed in lots of quantities the body may find it difficult to digest it properly. One should stick to an ideal quantity of chia seeds in a day and not consume more. Consuming more of these tiny seeds can cause diarrhea, bloating and stomach cramps.

Is 2 tablespoons of chia seeds a day too much? ›

Chia seeds as part of a healthy diet

There is no RDA for chia seeds. Still, they can be safely eaten in amounts of 50 grams daily, which is about five tablespoons. Two tablespoons provide all of the nutritional benefits listed above. Soaked chia seeds have a gel-like texture.

What are the benefits of eating chia pudding every morning? ›

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, which can improve heart health, reduce cholesterol levels and promote intestinal health. Fiber takes longer to digest and makes you feel satisfied longer, which is how it can help with weight loss and decrease your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease.

What does chia seed pudding do for you in the morning? ›

Chia pudding provides long-lasting energy for both the body and the brain. This is because chia seeds contain the nutritional trifecta of protein, fat and fibre. These key nutrients work together to give you an energy boost that lasts for hours.

What is the best time to eat chia seeds for weight loss? ›

🥣If you're looking to lose weight, it's best to consume chia seeds in the morning. They are high in fibre, which keeps you feeling full for longer, reducing the chances of overeating throughout the day. Adding chia seeds to your breakfast smoothie or yoghurt bowl is a great way to start your day on a healthy note.

What seed burns belly fat fast? ›

Just like flaxseeds, chia seeds too have taken the world by storm. The insoluble fibre and protein present in them help you feel satisfied and full. As per USDA data, a 100-gram serving of chia seeds can fulfil up to 34% of the daily fibre intake, thus facilitating the reduction of belly fat.

Does chia seeds help in hair growth? ›

Chia seeds are bursting with essential amino acids and they do some great work from inside the scalp. They inhibit hair fall and give a boost to new hair growth. They also help fight inflammation. Zinc and copper prevent thinning of hair, thus helping hair growth.

How often should you eat chia pudding? ›

In terms of how much chia to eat each day, it's smart to stick to the 2-tablespoon serving size. You'll probably want to break this up throughout the day, adding a teaspoon or two to your smoothie, another teaspoon in your mid-morning yogurt, and the rest in recipes like chia pudding.

How many times a week can I eat chia? ›

To stay safe, stick to one serving of chia seeds per day. ‌Soak them in water, fruit juice, smoothies, almond milk‌ ‌or other liquids‌ before consumption. Add them to soups, oatmeal, puddings and even sauces to get more nutrients in your diet.


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