Breakfast doesn’t have to be a full prepared meal with multiple dishes and fancy skillet cooked foods. Something simple like chia pudding, overnight oats, or even a fruit and veggie smoothie make for a great nutritious breakfast. This post is on my favorite chia pudding, vegan strawberry coconut chia pudding. A great thing about this recipe is it’s great for rushed mornings because it is prepared the night before. One culprit of rushed mornings is my husband. Food like this is great because he can grab it and take it with him to work or eat it as he’s getting ready.

plant based strawberry coconut chia pudding

Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. It always has been, and I’m a sucker for sweet treats, such as a good muffin. What I love about this stuff is that it is satisfying yet only naturally sweetened. Chia seeds are packed with fiber and healthy fats. Chia seeds are extremely filling and swell so much that a serving of chia will end up being 3-4x the size. If you’ve never seen it or eaten it before, you’ll be surprised!

blended strawberry chia pudding bowl

What you’ll love about this lazy vegan strawberry coconut chia pudding?

  1. It’s a great quick breakfast on the go. Put it in a bowl and it can be taken with you on the go to eat in the car, office, or after a morning trip to the gym.
  2. Make ahead breakfast or snack. These are great because you can make them the night before so if you’re a last minute morning person, you may love these! Prep the night before and you get a quick breakfast on the go with NO prep time the morning of.
  3. Vegan and gluten-free. Chia pudding is great because not only is it vegan, but also gluten-free. This is made with coconut milk, strawberry, chia seeds, and a splash of vanilla extract. The toppings can be anything from coconut, nuts, hemp hearts, fresh fruit, or whatever else you may want!
  4. Refined-sugar and added-sugar-free. Sugar is such a contributor to modern health problems, and this recipe skips it all. Inflammation is triggered by certain things in the diet, including sugar. Finding great tasting food that is free of all the added sugar, you’ll love chia pudding.
vegan coconut strawberry chia pudding bowl

How to make vegan strawberry coconut chia pudding?

  1. In a blender, combine a 15 oz can of coconut milk, 1 cup of frozen strawberries, and a splash of vanilla extract.
  2. Blend until it’s a smooth.
  3. Place 2 tbsp of chia seeds in the bottom of a container (this recipe makes 3 servings). Divide the blended milk into three containers and stir together.
  4. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (overnight works great). 
  5. Top with fresh fruit or any other toppings you’d like, and enjoy cold. 

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plant based strawberry coconut chia pudding

Lazy Vegan Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding

Strawberry coconut chia pudding is a healthy on the go breakfast. It's quick with just a few minutes of prep time and is ready to go in the morning.
5 from 42 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 bowls
Calories 385 kcal


  • 1 can coconut milk 15 oz
  • 6 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Optional Toppings

  • fresh fruit
  • 1 tsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or agave


  • In a blender, combine the cocout milk, strawberries, and vanilla extract.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Measure 2 tbsp of chia seeds into a container. Repeat until you have 3 containers.
  • Divide the blended coconut milk over the three containers. Stir them to ensure all chia seeds get covered.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours (or until saturated).
  • Remove from fridge, add any desired toppings, and enjoy!


The nutrition facts for this are calculated with whole coconut milk and no toppings. You can also portion this into smaller portions for a smaller breakfast or snacks. 
Great topping ideas include nuts, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, coconut, fresh fruit, nut butter, jam, hemp hearts, flaxseed, or dried berries. 
Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serving: 3bowlsCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 25gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 451mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 182mgIron: 6mg
Keyword chia pudding, coconut chia pudding, strawberry chia pudding, vegan chia pudding, vegan strawberry chia pudding
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  2. Melanie November 15, 2020 at 12:10 am

    5 stars
    Love this easy make ahead breakfast. I’ve already had it twice!

  3. Nadya November 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    5 stars
    Great breakfast. I love that it is prepped the night before so it’s ready to eat first thing in the morning.

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  5. Ariel December 19, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    5 stars
    I haven’t ever tried one like this before, and it was great!

  6. Gabriel December 19, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    5 stars
    Really wonderful, thank for sharing this recipe.

  7. Mary L December 19, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you – fantastic!

  8. Lauren December 19, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    5 stars

  9. Stephanie December 20, 2020 at 5:20 am

    5 stars
    I’d been looking for a good breakfast recipe and my sister and I loved this one.

  10. Nick December 21, 2020 at 3:47 am

    5 stars
    Wasn’t intending on finding a chia pudding recipe when I was looking for vegan breakfasts, but this is great! I can’t tell if it’s a healthy breakfast or dessert. 🙂

  11. Ben S December 23, 2020 at 2:02 am

    5 stars

  12. Audrey December 23, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    5 stars
    This was delicious! Will definitely make again.

  13. Vivian January 11, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    5 stars
    I blog often and I truly thank you for your information. This recipe is delicious and easy.

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  15. Garret January 23, 2021 at 6:15 am

    5 stars
    We love making this for breakfast! What a delicious way to start the day.

  16. Rayner January 29, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    Really want to thank you for this super easy and delicious breakfast. SO easy and delicious!

  17. Anabelle January 31, 2021 at 11:15 am

    5 stars
    This is on my meal prep weekly breakfast rotation now. I even got my picky husband to try it.

  18. Chase February 1, 2021 at 1:58 am

    5 stars
    One word. YUM.

  19. Carol February 6, 2021 at 1:46 am

    5 stars
    My family is obsessed with this breakfast. It’s been great for weekdays where my kids are scrambling to get on their virtual classes and I don’t have time to get them breakfast. We also love how much fiber is in chia, been great for us!

  20. Aleida February 7, 2021 at 2:44 am

    5 stars
    This is my go-to breakfast for the next week. It’s DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to try it with blueberries.

  21. Sabrina February 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    5 stars
    This is so easy and delicious. Can’t decide if it’s better as dessert/snacks or breakfast.

  22. Violet February 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    5 stars
    I made this for Valentine’s day week healthy breakfasts and really enjoyed it! Thanks!

  23. Bellina February 10, 2021 at 6:56 am

    5 stars
    thanks for making this so easy. I hate when ingredients include some sort of flavored protein powder cocoa or collagen.

  24. Kinsel July 6, 2021 at 2:07 am

    5 stars


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