Lemon Chia Seed Pudding

Preparation time: 30 minutes plus overnight
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes plus overnight
Servings: 3


Chia Pudding Layer

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1½ tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Lemon Cream Pudding Layer

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for one hour in hot water and drained)
  • ½ cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp turmeric (for color)
  • ½ tsp lemon extract


  1. Mix all the chia pudding layer ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together for about a minute until everything is evenly combined. 
  2. Place the chia pudding mixture in the fridge and let it set for about 3 hours (or overnight).
  3. Ensure you soaked your cashews for 1 hour in boiling water (or overnight in room temp water), then drain. 
  4. Combine all the lemon cream pudding ingredients in a blender and blend on high until evenly combined and silky smooth.
  5. Evenly split the chia pudding mixture into three small jars (6-oz jars are pictured here).
  6. Pour the lemon cream pudding layer on top of the chia pudding layer. 
  7. Place the jars in the fridge to set for 3 hours before eating. 
  8. Serve with fresh fruit, if desired.
* Adapted from Cultured Guru