This easy mango chia pudding is a blended mango smoothie soaked in chia seeds until a fluffy pudding is formed. You can use fresh or frozen mango along with cinnamon, vanilla, and milk of your choice for a refreshing breakfast or snack.
Mango Chia Pudding – in a jar!
It’s cold. It’s refreshing. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. It makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert. And it’s best served in jars with really cool lids!
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How do you make chia pudding?
Now, back to the chia pudding, which fits four servings neatly into little half pint jars.
I started with frozen mango (which saves a lot of time not having to peel), but of course you can use fresh too!
To the mango add a banana, a cup of milk, cinnamon, and vanilla, and blend.
Meanwhile, put a scant quarter cup of chia seeds into the bottom of each jar.
What’s so good about chia seeds?
Chia seeds contain a ton of good-for-you nutrients, including fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. And I love their texture when soaked in liquid!
Pour your smoothie mixture on top of the seeds, equally between the four jars.
And then give them a big stir to mix the seeds throughout.
Add a little sweet if you want more
Note that there are no added sweeteners in this recipe, but if you like things on the sweet side, you might want to add a drizzle of honey to the mixture.
Then top with lids and chill for at least 2 hours. (Love the copper and cork lids!)
Chia seeds are also very hydrating, so I had this snack before two of my workouts last week!
Mango Chia Pudding
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients (except chia seeds) together.
- Add a scant quarter cup of seeds to each jar.
- Pour an equal amount of smoothie mixture into each jar.
- Stir seeds to incorporate throughout.
- Chill for at least 2 hours.
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Mmm I love a healthier pudding!
Sam @ Barrister's Beet says
This looks so good! Such a great summer treat.
I love this! Chia pudding is so good, but I imagine it’s even better in a jar with a cool lid 😉 Thank you for sharing!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
Yum yum! I’ve been devouring chia seed pudding lately but I’ve been making mine with protein powder and yogurt. I really love this version with the blended frozen fruit that is genius!!!!!! Can’t wait to try it!
Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales says
Simple and easy! Love this for a quick meal prep snack.
Another great looking recipe to try. Thanks!
Those jars are absolutely adorable! I loved your chai chia pudding from several months ago, & this sounds like the perfect summer chia pudding recipe.
Ok, ok… I’ll TRY chia pudding! Anything with mango has to be good!
Hi Kath, thanks for a tasty recipe. Just wondering if you can expand on how chia seeds hydrate/why they’re good pre workout. Thanks!
I have read they absorb 10-12x their weight in water because they are hydrophilic (“water loving”), so that’s a lot of liquid they carry down with them, therefore supporting hydration.
Makes sense! Thank you!
Hi Kath – such a great recipe – thank you! Do you have a calorie estimate for each jar?
I believe they are about 225 calories a piece
Hi, I blended the raspberry overnight oats in a blender (because I didn’t feel like eating them that day and figured they weren’t going to keep much longer) , added a little more almond milk and a banana and a little hot chocolate dry mix and it made an incredible smoothie! Have you ever tried this?
Maggie @ Mason Jar Lifestyle says
Nice recipe, and love those lids and koozies! 🙂 We’ll be sure to try this out for our kiddos. I like how the koozies would make these easy to take on the go – great idea!