creepy chia seed pudding

Creepy Chia Seed Pudding, certain to frighten your little monsters this Halloween!

If you can look past the fact that this looks horribly disgusting, you’ll find it actually tastes good!

Creepy Chia Seed Pudding, certain to frighten your little monsters! vegan, gluten free

 I took my standard chia seed pudding recipe and turned it into a ghoulish goop by adding green matcha powder.  I can go on for days about the benefits of both chia seeds and matcha powder, but that’s not the point of this recipe!  My goal is to totally creep you out!  If you’re dying to know more about chia seeds, read here.


I found the skull mug at my grocery store, but I’ve seen similar ones at party shops.  Matcha powder can be purchased at Whole Foods in the tea and coffee aisle or on  The vibrant green color is a healthy way to color food such as frosting.

Creepy Chia Seed Pudding, certain to frighten your little monsters! vegan, gluten free

 Serve this at your Halloween parties this year to totally gross out your guests!

P.S. Sorry if I’ve ruined the way you view chia seed pudding now!

creepy chia seed pudding
Creepy Chia Seed Pudding, certain to frighten your little monsters! vegan, gluten free
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened green matcha powder
  • (add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup if using unsweetened matcha powder)
  1. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk. Let it sit for a few minutes and whisk again to prevent clumping. Repeat 1-2 more times, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

pina colada chia seed pudding

I can’t keep enough chia seed pudding in the house!  We’ve been eating it for breakfast, as a snack and as dessert.  (yes, it tastes that good!)

It’s so quick to prepare and is packed with nutritious chia seeds!

 (you can read about the health benefits of chia seeds here)  

There are so many variations of chia seed pudding, but this has become our new family favorite!

pina colada chia seed pudding ~vegan, gluten free~

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pudding

1 can coconut milk (regular or light)

1 cup crushed pineapple (fresh or canned in juice, not sugar!)

1 banana

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

-In a food processor or blender, puree coconut milk, pineapple and banana.

-Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in chia seeds and shredded coconut.

continuously stir for a few minutes to prevent chia seeds from clumping.

-Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until chia seeds absorb most of the liquid and has formed a pudding like consistency.

-Top with fresh pineapple, shredded coconut and enjoy!

cha cha cha chia


Cha cha cha chia…if you’re a child of the 80’s you remember putting those little seeds on a clay animal or Homer Simpson’s head, placing it in the sun and waiting for it to sprout. Such a weird concept!

chiapetThere are tons and tons of nutritional benefits hidden in those little seeds.  In just two tablespoons there are 7 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, more calcium than a glass of milk and more omega 3’s than a piece of salmon!  The Aztecs used them for endurance on their hunting excursions.  They absorb liquid, creating a gel consistency that when consumed burns very slowly in the body making for sustained energy.  It also stabilizes blood sugar protecting against dips in glucose levels.  Chia seeds’ ability to absorb liquid also protects against dehydration and assist in electrolyte balance.

The abundance of Omega 3’s found in chia seeds have been researched for the prevention of mood disorders and depression.  The combination of fiber and liquid absorption is a great way to alleviate constipation.  The high fiber content is also a great weight loss tool by keeping you very full!  For best results, work your way up to consuming 2 tablespoons per day.  If you’re not used to consuming a lot of fiber add chia seeds slowly into your diet to prevent digestive upset.

Chia seeds can be added to smoothies, yogurt, cereal baked goods or salads.   Unlike flax seeds they do not have to be ground up for absorption of nutrients.  Or try them in a breakfast pudding!  Chia seed pudding is creates a tapioca type of consistency.  So, if you are someone who doesn’t like the texture of tapioca this may not be the recipe for you!

Breakfast Banana Chia Seed Pudding

1 banana

2 tablespoons chia seeds

½ cup almond milk

 chia seed pudding

Mash banana, add chia seeds and almond milk.  Put in refrigerator overnight.  Top with sliced berries and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.  I used vanilla flavored almond milk.  If using plain almond milk consider adding ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.  I make these the night before however, you do not need to refrigerator over night, 1-2 hours should do the trick!

 chia seed pudding 1

The combination of chia seeds, protein and, carbohydrate from banana (chia seeds have zero carbs) makes this recipe a great snack to eat before or after endurance exercise.  Heck, you don’t need to be an endurance athlete to enjoy this snack!  I need all the help I can get running around after a toddler and trying to keep up with daily activities!