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This key lime pie chia pudding is made with 7 simple ingredients for a healthier version of the classic dessert. It’s super easy to make, and can be enjoyed as a breakfast or snack!

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It’s no secret that I LOVE chia pudding. As a dietitian, I think chia puddings are such a delicious way to pack in the many health benefits of chia seeds.

One of the best parts about making chia puddings is experimenting with all kinds of different flavours!

After enjoying a delicious key lime pie this summer, I felt inspired to recreate those flavours in a healthier way. Enter: this delicious key lime pie chia pudding.

Of course, a chia pudding doesn’t replace a traditional key lime pie. If you love those flavours though, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe as a quick, easy, and healthy idea for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.

Did I mention that there’s basically zero cooking involved, too? Let’s get started!

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How To Make Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding

This recipe is BEYOND simple to make – all you need are these 7 ingredients:

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Simply mix the chia seeds with the yogurt, milk, lime juice, lime zest, maple syrup, and matcha (if using) in a bowl, jar, or container.

Stir well, cover, and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

Remove the chia pudding from the fridge and give it another stir before serving. Add some crumbled graham crackers when serving to get that true key lime pie taste 😉

Chia pudding can be stored in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for about 5 days. I love making a big batch as part of my breakfast or snack meal prep.

It’s meant to be enjoyed cold, so all you have to do is grab a serving from the fridge, add some graham crackers, and enjoy!

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Recipe Modifications

If you need a vegan version of this recipe, try swapping the greek yogurt for a vegan alternative. It’ll lower the protein content of this recipe, but should still work.

Alternatively, you could omit the yogurt entirely and just use almond milk. If doing so, I would add another tablespoon of chia seeds to thicken things up.

If you need a gluten-free version, simply omit the graham crackers or replace them with a gluten-free alternative.

You can also enjoy this with a (gluten-free) granola. It’ll taste a little different, but will still give a nice crunchy topping to the chia pudding.

Feel free to use EITHER key limes or regular limes. I tested both, and didn’t find a huge difference in flavour! You’ll need 1 regular lime or 2 key limes to make this recipe. That said, I find the zest of key limes a bit more bitter than regular limes – if using key limes, you may one to zest only 1 of the limes in this recipe!

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Nutrition Benefits Of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of my favourite ingredients to use in my recipes! They’re PACKED with nutrients, like:

  • dietary fibre, which helps with satiety, blood sugar balance, lowering cholesterol, and regulating your digestion. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds provide 10 grams of fibre – 40% of your daily needs!
  • omega-3 fatty acids, which play a role in heart health, brain health, and reducing inflammation throughout the body.
  • protein, which provides the building blocks for your body’s tissues. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds provides 4 grams.
  • essential minerals, like magnesium, calcium, and iron. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds provide 23%, 17%, and 12% of your daily needs, respectively.

Nutrition Benefits Of Limes

These little guys are not just for adding flavour to meals, they’re also a source of:

  • vitamin C – one lime provides 22% of your daily needs!
  • other micronutrients in smaller amounts, like iron, calcium, B6, thiamin, and potassium
  • dietary fibre
  • antioxidants

Nutrition Benefits Of Greek Yogurt

Plain greek yogurt is an excellent source of:

  • high-quality, complete protein (a 3/4-cup serving has 16 grams)
  • micronutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and B12
  • gut-friendly probiotic bacteria
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This key lime pie chia pudding is made with 5 simple ingredients for a healthier version of the classic dessert. It's super easy to make, and can even be enjoyed as a breakfast or snack!
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Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 regular lime or 2 key limes, juice + zest
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp matcha powder, for colour (optional)
  • 1/4 cup graham crackers, crumbled (optional)

Instructions

  • In a bowl, jar, or container, add chia seeds, lime juice, lime zest, yogurt, almond milk, maple syrup, and matcha powder (if using). Stir together well.
  • Cover and place chia mixture in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge, stir again, and serve with graham cracker crumble!

Notes

*NOTE = you can use EITHER key limes or regular limes for this recipe. I tested both, and didn’t find a huge difference in flavour! You’ll need 1 regular lime or 2 key limes (as they’re smaller). If using key limes, you may want to only use the zest from 1 of the limes as I find the zest a bit more bitter than that of regular limes.
*For a vegan version of this recipe, try swapping the greek yogurt for a vegan alternative. It’ll lower the protein content of this recipe, but should still work. Alternatively, you could omit the yogurt entirely and just use almond milk. If doing so, add another tablespoon of chia seeds to thicken things up.
*For a gluten-free version of this recipe, omit the graham crackers or replace them with a vegan alternative. You can also enjoy this with granola. It’ll taste a little different, but will still give a nice crunchy topping to the chia pudding.
*The matcha powder is completely optional and only used for colour (not flavour). If you do add it, do note that this recipe will then be slightly caffeinated! 
*Recipe will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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