Supercharge Your Day with a Golden Chia Seed Pudding

If you are looking for a healthy, nutrient-dense recipe that tastes like dessert but has no sugar, you will love our Golden Chia Seed Pudding. With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! Even more, this chia pudding can be made in advance for a no-fuss, healthy morning breakfast, evening dessert or mid-day snack that fits your busy schedule. Making this superfood Golden Chia Seed Pudding a part of your home cooked meal plan will keep you feeling great and on top of your health and wellness goals. Plus, it offers another versatile way to enjoy your  PAAVANI Golden Milk

Plant Powered Ingredients

Chia Seeds

  • The main ingredient in this recipe, chia seeds, are considered a nutrient trifecta thanks to these small yet mighty seeds containing protein, fiber and healthy fat. This medley of nutrients will have you feeling satiated and energized throughout your day.

  • Chia seeds’ abundance in fiber is also an excellent way to draw ama (toxins) out of the bodily tissues and back into the digestive tract, where these wastes will then be eliminated from the body through excretion and urination.

  • Chia seeds help to reduce inflammation thanks to their antioxidant properties and abundance of Omega 3 fatty acids.

  • Due to their hydrophilic (water-attracting) properties, chia seeds are considered demulcent, which in herbalism means that they help retain water in the body. When chia seeds come into contact with liquid, they form a gel-like substance with a smoothing and hydrating effect. This mucilaginous gel can provide a protective coating, which makes chia seeds helpful in relieving irritation and inflammation in the digestive tract.

  • You may have heard of probiotics, which are “good bacteria” that are beneficial for your digestive system and overall health, but have you heard of prebiotics? Prebiotics are the foods probiotics eat, and yep, chia seeds are a prebiotic food!

  • Chia seeds benefit heart health thanks to their ability to lower bad cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), while increasing the amount of good cholesterol within the body, also known as high density lipo-protein (HDL).

Golden Milk Powder

  • Golden Milk, known as haldi doodh in Hindi, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda to protect the body from infections, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, purify the blood and increase circulation.

  • Our tridoshic (balancing to all doshas) Golden Milk  contains turmeric , cinnamon , ginger , ashwagandha , shatavari , nutmeg , cardamom , Indian sarsaparilla and black pepper to synergistically deliver antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to the body, thus increasing immunity and vitality.

  • To learn more about golden milk’s chief herb, turmeric, and its bountiful benefits for the body and mind, visit our blog  dedicated to this revered Ayurvedic herb.

  • To learn more about adaptogenic ashwagandha and its invigorating properties for the body and mind, visit our blog dedicated to the King of Ayurvedic Herbs.

  • To learn more about hormone-balancing shatavari  and its nourishing, supportive actions for the body and mind, visit our blog dedicated to the Queen of Ayurvedic Herbs. 

Plant-Based Milk

  • With benefits for animals and the planet, we encourage you to utilize the variety of plant-based milks available to make this Golden Chia Seed Pudding.

  • If you are predominant in vata dosha or currently experiencing an imbalance in vata, we recommend using almond, sesame or oat milk due to their heavy, warming and grounding properties for light, cold and mobile vata dosha.

  • If you are predominant in pitta dosha or currently experiencing an imbalance in pitta, we recommend using coconut, rice or soy milk due to their cooling and soothing properties for fiery pitta dosha.

  • If you are predominant in kapha dosha or currently experiencing an imbalance in kapha, we recommend using rice or soy milk due to their light and drying properties for heavy, moist and dense kapha dosha. 

Maple Syrup

This syrup is the sap, or the literal life force or ojas, of maple trees. As it nourishes maple trees with its vitamins and minerals, it, too can nourish our bodies. Maple syrup is considered cool, light and moist in Ayurveda, making it best for calming pitta and vata doshas. Due to its cool and moist properties, it can imbalance kapha dosha when used in excess. Thus, if you are working to reduce excess kapha dosha from the body and/or mind, you may consider omitting maple syrup or any sweeteners from this recipe.

Vanilla Extract

If you have never appraised the health benefits of vanilla extract, you may be surprised to learn that vanilla extract not only calms the nervous system but it can also help lower LDL and enhance healthy digestion by promoting probiotic “good bacteria” in the gut. Ayurvedically speaking, vanilla extract pacifies both vata and kapha doshas while, if used in excess, it can aggravate pitta dosha. 

Make the Recipe

Golden Chia Seed Pudding

Prep time


Cook time



2 pers


Breakfast, Snack, Desert


United States


1  cup plant based milk

1  teaspoon Golden Milk Powder

½ teaspoon maple syrup

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

3  tablespoons chia seeds 


Step 1

In a blender, add the plant-based milk, Golden Milk Powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract and blend for 10-20 seconds. You may also use a hand blender to blend the ingredients in a measuring bowl.

Step 2

Once blended to a smooth consistency, transfer the liquid mixture into a bowl and add the chia seeds, whisking until blended. Allow the mixture to rest for 15 minutes. 

Step 3

Next, divide the mixture evenly between two empty PAAVANI jars or half-pint mason jars and fasten them securely with their lids. 

PAAVANI Ayurveda Golden Chia Seed Pudding

Step 4

Place the Golden Chia Seed Pudding in the fridge for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight to set. 

Step 5

When ready to enjoy, serve with your choice of toppings. We love adding cacao nibs, freshly sliced strawberries (or fruit of choice), nuts and shredded coconut. This pudding also works great as a layer in a yogurt parfait. Get creative, there is no one way to enjoy this recipe.

PAAVANI Ayurveda Golden Chia Seed Pudding

Recipes That Inspire

Starting your day off with this quick ‘n easy yet super healthy breakfast will help keep you energized and empowered throughout your day. As a snack, this recipe can maintain balance of the body and mind between meals, and as a dessert, it can keep your sweet tooth satiated without having too much sugar before bed. We hope this Golden Chia Seed Pudding recipe makes its way into your daily meal plan and further inspires you to consider organizing your meals for the week. Meal prepping can help ensure that you are eating (and enjoying!) the best foods to nourish your dosha, body and mind. Bon appetit!

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