Chia Breakfast Pudding

This is a lovely breakfast “treat” for those times when you get tired of your delicious oatmeal. For this pudding, the chia seeds are counted as the grain, which is okay to do according to the powers above. If you count the chia seeds this way, this recipe is one complete breakfast.

Chia Breakfast Pudding

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Grain Serving
  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fruit Serving


Protein Serving

  • 4 oz unsweetened yogurt
  • 2 oz milk (I like soy, hemp, or almond milk)
  • 1/2 oz nuts (I like sliced almonds, pistachios, pecans, or walnuts)

Fruit Serving

  • Mix it up! Ideas to try:
    • Kiwi
    • Mango
    • Pineapple
    • Banana
    • Fresh Berries
    • Oranges
    • Experiment!

Grain Serving

  • 1 oz chia seeds

Condiments & Spices

  • Cardamom
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Ginger

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: Mix in some rolled oats and make a oat/chia mixture.
  • Protein Additions: Add more toppings, or more yogurt


  1. The night before, mix the chia seeds with the milk and yogurt. Experiment with the ratios of milk and yogurt to get the consistency you like. (You can stir in the fruit at this point if you want it mixed in, or you can add it in the morning on top)
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Add the fruit and nuts before serving.
  4. Enjoy your luxurious pudding in the morning, no effort required!

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  1. Refrigerate overnight.

  2. I like me some rosewater as a flavor!

  3. Hi Katie, I’ve just come across your website and it’s so great. Thanks for sharing all of this!
    I was wondering what the BLE thoughts are on coconut yoghurt? Could this be substituted in this recipe? On this same line what about coconut in general (flakes, coconut butter etc), thanks in advance, Shell xx

    • Hi! I eat coconut yogurt sometimes on maintenance as a protein, but it doesn’t really have any protein in it and it’s calorically dense (a lot of fat) so I don’t have it very often. I wouldn’t on the weight loss plan.

    • Coconut products in general are considered a fat and so we don’t eat them with breakfast.

  4. I just started bright line eating and am looking for something to put some flavoring in coffee and thought about vanilla extract. I saw you used vanilla in this recipe. Is vanilla extract BLE friendly? Thanks!

  5. I like the idea of using chia as a grain here…where does that come from though? Are we really “allowed” to do that on BLE? I feel I’ve heard SPT mention it in some of her vlogs, I just can’t seem to find chia seeds as grains anywhere. Help…. 🙂

    • Some people who have issues with grains do it, I can’t remember now where I got that modification. I definitely remember hearing it from Susan at some point though. I’d ask in an online BLE support community. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.