Chia Pudding & Strawberry Compote – Kayla Itsines

Coconut Chia Pudding With Strawberry Compote

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Coconut Chia Pudding With Strawberry Compote
Coconut Chia Pudding

While I am definitely a morning person, I know lots of people aren’t! One way to make mornings a little bit easier is to focus on something you’re looking forward to that day. I always look forward to breakfast, which is why I wanted to share my recipe for Coconut Chia Pudding with Strawberry Compote! 

I’m sure one of the main reasons people love chia pudding is because they can be made ahead of time! That means you can use chia pudding as a make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert. 

Coconut Chia Pudding With Strawberry Compote

The creaminess of the chia seed pudding with coconut milk works so beautifully with this strawberry compote — I especially like finding a couple of little chunks of strawberry in the compote. 

Prep time: 5 mins + overnight chilling time
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins + overnight chilling time
Serves: 2
Dietary preferences: Nut-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian

Chia Seed Pudding


Chia pudding

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 250ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 30g low-fat plain yoghurt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 strawberries, quartered
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes, toasted

Strawberry compote

  • 250g strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey.
Chia Seed Pudding Coconut Milk


1. Place the chia seeds, milk, yoghurt, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and mix until well combined.

2. Cover with plastic film and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight.

3. To make the strawberry compote, rinse the strawberries under cold running water and drain. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the strawberries, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The strawberries will start to break down and release some juice but there will be some chunks of strawberries too. Add the honey and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

4. To serve, layer the coconut chia pudding with strawberry compote and top with strawberries and coconut flakes. Enjoy!

Chia Pudding Strawberry Compote

Tips for making a chia pudding

If you’ve read my blog about the benefits of chia seeds, you will know that there are so many good reasons to use them! 

When making a chia seed pudding, the key is getting the seeds-to-liquid ratio in balance. I’ve made it super simple for you with this recipe! Now you can use the basic chia pudding recipe and even swap the coconut milk for almond milk if you prefer. 

Chia pudding takes just a few minutes to make so you can easily make a couple and pop them in the fridge. You can easily switch out the strawberry compote for any other berry you might like as well — a mixed berry compote would also be super tasty. 

Chia pudding as a dessert

Making chia seed pudding with coconut milk means it makes a delicious and healthy dessert — you can either use this recipe or you might like to try my Chocolate and Raspberry Chia Pudding recipe instead. Both are delicious, I promise!  

If you’re all about healthy and no-fuss desserts or snacks, it is so hard to go past a chia pudding! I hope you enjoy making this one, make sure you let me know what you think. 

Love, Kayla xx

* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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