Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a wonderful source of nutrition, and blue spirulina has great benefits as well. This is an easy recipe that you can get the benefits of chia and matcha, plus it is a yummy snack or breakfast.

Chia seeds are richest whole food source of Omega-3 (ALA), which is perfect for vegetarians! Many sources of these fatty acids come from fish, so it is good to focus on finding whole food sources of Omega-3s in your vegetarian diet. heart health by reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the risk of heart disease. Omega-3s are also vital for brain function, supporting cognitive health, and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, they have anti-inflammatory properties that can help manage conditions like arthritis and improve overall joint health. Found in fatty fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts, incorporating omega-3s into your diet can significantly contribute to your overall well-being.

Blue spirulina, a vibrant blue-green algae extract, offers numerous health benefits. It is rich in phycocyanin, an antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and supports overall cellular health and helps combat oxidative stress. It’s also a potent source of protein, containing all essential amino acids, making it an excellent supplement for vegans and vegetarians. Additionally, blue spirulina is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, iron, and magnesium, which contribute to energy production, immune function, and muscle health. Unlike its green counterpart, blue spirulina has a neutral taste, making it easier to incorporate into various recipes without altering their flavor.


1/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups milk (regular milk, coconut milk, almond milk – whichever you prefer)
1-2 teaspoons blue spirulina powder
Optional: vanilla extract
Optional: Sweetener of your choice – the amount will depend on what kind of milk and cocoa powder you use (sweetened or unsweetened).   I recommended sweetening to taste, which you can do even after your pudding is ready.
Optional toppings: Fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, etc


I like to use a glass jar, like a mason / Ball jar to prepare the pudding.

Whisk the milk and matcha powder, then combine all the ingredients (including your optional vanilla extract and sweetener if you choose to include them). 

I don’t measure out the vanilla or sweetener, so add it to taste – plus you can always add more afterwards once you taste test your pudding.

Be sure to mix the ingredients carefully and thoroughly.

Using a Mason jar works quite well, because I like to shake the ingredients every few minutes or so in the beginning.  Otherwise you will notice the chia seeds clumping up in the bottom of the jar.

Allow to sit for a couple hours or overnight.  It only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients, so you can make it right before bed and it will be ready in the morning. 

If you can, mix every so often just to help break up some of the chunks that can form.

Serve with fruit, toppings, or any way you would like.

Photo 163346030 | Blue Chia Pudding © Anna Chaplygina |

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