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Easy Turmeric Milk Chia Pudding

Easy Turmeric Milk Chia Pudding

Turmeric milk (aka golden milk) has been all the rage (is that what the cool people still say?) for quite a while now.

It’s a lightly spiced warm drink made with (you guessed it), turmeric and milk. Together with some optional additional warming spices, a little sweetener, and sometimes with ghee or coconut oil, you’ve got a comforting drink that’s good-for-you.

So why not make a chia seed pudding using some of these wonderful ingredients? Yay! You get the benefits of chia seeds and turmeric all in one.

What’s in this chia pudding?

Chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, and spices including turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom in glasses and bowls.

All the ingredients to make turmeric milk chia puddings (minus the fruit) are shown in the photo above!

  • Coconut milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Spices: turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, and (optional) sea salt.

Then top with the fruit of your choice if you like such as blueberries and strawberries.

Overhead view of three glasses of turmeric milk chia pudding with strawberries and blueberries.

These Turmeric Milk Chia Pudding are:

  • Tasty:
    • The thick tapioca-like texture of chia pudding is really pleasing to eat. Plus, it’s deliciously spiced (warming, earthy flavours) and not sugary-sweet.
      • You get to control the amount of maple syrup you want (if any) in your chia puddings so you get the right amount of sweetness for you.
    • In addition, fruits adds more flavour and natural sweetness to the chia seed pudding. I like to use berries and bananas since they are easy to just throw on top and mix in as I eat.
  • Full of nutritious benefits:
    • Did you know that chia seeds are high in protein, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and full of vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium? These little black seeds are a superfood for real.
    • This pudding has many warming spices including cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. Turmeric is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it’s high in iron and manganese.
  • Easy and quick to prepare: These chia pudding literally take 5 minutes to put together!
  • The perfect make-ahead breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert: I like to prepare it the night before and have it ready in the morning to eat for a quick breakfast or save it as a treat for later in the day.
  • Vegan and gluten-free: A great option for those with dietary restrictions or who want to eat more animal product-free and gluten-free meals.
Side view of three glasses full of turmeric milk chia pudding with strawberries and blueberries on a wooden slab.

Looking for more recipes with chia seeds?

In addition to chia puddings, I like to use chia seeds in smoothies to give my drinks an extra healthy boost. Check out my recipes for Kale Pineapple Chia Smoothie and Pear Ginger Chia Smoothie.

Here are three recipes using ground turmeric!

I’m a big fan of turmeric. It gives a lovely golden-yellow hue to so many dishes such as:

Close up view of a glass of turmeric milk chia pudding with blueberries and strawberries.

I hope you enjoy this turmeric milk chia pudding recipe! If you try out this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share a picture with me!

Easy Turmeric Milk Chia Pudding

Easy Turmeric Milk Chia Pudding

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

A healthy treat that’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a light dessert! Try this simple, vegan turmeric milk (aka golden milk) chia pudding!


  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2-4 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt (optional)
  • Large handful of fruit of your choice (like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or bananas) for topping


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the chia pudding ingredients until well-combined.
  2. Divide the mixture into four small glasses or bowls, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight. *(see first note)
  3. Give the chia pudding a good stir so that the texture is even throughout. Top with fruit of your choice. Enjoy!


  • *A longer set time allows the chia seeds to get more gelatinous and form a thick, creamy tapioca-like pudding.
  • Substitute the maple syrup with a sweetener of your choice.
  • Substitute coconut milk with another milk of your choice.
  • Nutritional calories represent one serving with four servings total and excludes fruit.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 10gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

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Thursday 7th of June 2018

Great recipe! You know I've never tried maple syrup with chia seeds and turmeric... I've always used honey or organic brown sugar. Will certainly give maple syrup a try :)

Marie | Yay! For Food

Friday 8th of June 2018

Thank you Leros! I'm sure you'll love the maple syrup in it!

heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Thursday 8th of March 2018

i still haven't tried golden milk! i think it's easy to overdo it on the turmeric (or maybe i'm just hyperaware of it, idk), but i'm sure it's more delicious when there's plenty of coconut milk and fruit to go around (;

Thao @ In Good Flavor

Thursday 8th of March 2018

This looks delicious, and it has the benefit of being jam packed with nutrition! I don't use turmeric as much as I would like, and this is a great way to sneak it into my diet. I need to make this for my morning breakfast. Pinning!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Thank you Thao! I love using turmeric in so many recipes!


Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Never thought about doing this with coconut milk. Thanks for the recipe!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Thanks for commenting, Maggie! :)


Tuesday 6th of March 2018

NEVER thought of using turmeric for breakfast! What a great way to add health benefits to an already delicious breakfast staple! LOVE IT!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

You need to try it! It's really delicious.

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