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Orange Kefir Chia Pudding

This kefir chia pudding is infused with orange flavor and reminiscent of a creamsicle in pudding form!

Orange kefir chia pudding

I actually have 2 completely unrelated, recently discovered, amazing things to talk about today starting with this kefir chia pudding concoction.

Chia pudding.

You’ve probably seen it before, I’m definitely not the first person to post it but this combination with orange and vanilla BLEW ME AWAY.

So much so that it deserved a mention.

First of all, let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room with this one. The texture of chia seeds.

Yes, it’s weird.

If you’ve ever had chia seeds, you know what they do in liquid…puff up, triple in size and get all gelatinous.

If tapioca freaks you out, this won’t be your thing and I don’t suggest this dirty chia tapioca pudding recipe. Your loss, it’s delicious.

I, however, looooove tapioca, rice pudding, bubble tea, all those weird texture pudding-y things.

Kefir chia pudding

This came from wanting something smoothie-like with kefir (love the gut health properties of probiotic-rich kefir, that’s why I use it in this gut healing smoothie recipe sometimes in place of the yogurt) but not wanting to shiver my way through the drink.

I also had no bananas on hand and I find orange to be one of the few fruity flavors I like alone, sans banana.

I’ve also been really curious about this whole chia pudding since seeing it passed off as a “treat” on many blogs.

I was skeptical.

I went into this doubting it would pass the dessert test.

I was wrong.

The orange flavor was so refreshing, the kefir is pretty much like eating tart frozen yogurt (in fact, kefir ice cream tastes exactly like that) and the chia seeds give it a very cool texture.

It’s like eating a tart creamsicle or this dairy free orange Julius.

It’s honestly an experience eating this. I know how ridiculous that sounds, but if you try it you’ll understand.

More chia puddings to try –> Layered Strawberry Guava Chia Pudding, Pumpkin Chocolate Chia Pudding or, this fun cranberry raspberry chia lemonade!


Ok, #2….Bodyrock TV

Told you, completely unrelated.

I’ve been really into quick, effective circuit style workouts lately.

Since this post, my ambition for running long distances (right now I consider that more than 3-4 miles, funny how your perception of “long” changes when not training for a half marathon) has completely gone away.

It’s not that I’m burnt out on running, I’m just enjoying circuit training and strength a lot more so my runs have been 2-3 miles at most and usually quick, HIIT style only 1-2 times a week.

Earlier this week, I stumbled onto Bodyrock’s website.

It wasn’t actually my first time there, I’ve heard people talk about it and had actually checked it out briefly before, but the half naked people with ridiculous bodies and the horrible layout of their site (it’s barely organized into any categories and you can’t search or filter for specific workouts) turned me off and I never actually did a workout.

My recent obsession with circuit workouts though got me interested enough this time to poke around and watch some of the videos and something just clicked.

Before I knew it I was doing the fit test for February’s monthly challenge, completing the Bikini Body Beach Ready workout and watching tons of other videos trying to get a queue of workouts that I can easily do at home without any of their props (I refuse to buy a $100 sandbag).

There’s something amazingly satisfying about a workout that leaves you completely spent after just 12-15 minutes of full blown, balls to the wall effort.

Call me crazy, but that sounds way more fun and way more time efficient than running 10 miles to me right now.

I also found Lori & Michelle’s post on their favorite Bodyrock workouts which looks like a gold mine.

Like I said, the site is cumbersome so having a go to list of workouts from someone I “know” (I read their blog, so obviously that counts as knowing them) is definitely helpful.

I’m thinking I’m going to give this workout approach 30 days and see what the results are and how I feel.

I’ll probably still keep up with the minimal running I’m doing now.

I don’t want to completely stop because I never in my life want to have to build a base back up…that is HARD work!

There may or may not have been “before” pictures taken.

We’ll see what 30 days brings before I decide on posting them.

Orange Kefir Chia Pudding

Orange Kefir Chia Pudding

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

This kefir chia pudding is infused with orange flavor and reminiscent of a creamsicle in pudding form.


  • 1/2 cup kefir
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to overnight.
  2. Remove from refrigerator, if itâ??s been sitting overnight you may want to add a little more milk to thin it out.
  3. Serve cold.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 447mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 12gSugar: 66gProtein: 16g

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Please leave a comment below or pin it to your Pinterest account!

Any of you “bodyrockers” out there? Link up your favorite workouts if so!


Monday 16th of April 2012

If kefir is something you drink regularly, you should consider getting some kefir grains to make your own. Its super easy- all you do is add the grains to the milk and let it sit, then pull the grains out to use again and drink the kefir! The grains never die and actually grow so you can share with a friend. I got mine from my aunt but I've heard you can order them off of the internet. By the way- tried the recipe and loved it... I think it would be even better as a slushy!!

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Wednesday 28th of March 2012

[...] things I did include making some orange creamsicle chia seed pudding! It was too good. TOO [...]

Cookie + Kate

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

Get this! My younger brother is majoring in nutrition. He's really into chia seeds and kefir right now and he sent me a link to your recipe! What are the odds?

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

haha! gotta love the internet ;)


Sunday 26th of February 2012

Saw this recipe this month in food and wine mag with almond milk. Can't wait to try it

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 26th of February 2012

I just googled that to see what their recipe was, had no idea it was in Food & Wine, how weird! Especially, b/c they did the citrus thing too with the lemon zest. I guess it just proves how delicious it is! :)

Pure2raw twins

Saturday 25th of February 2012

both of our favorite things - chia seeds and bodyrock!!!

thanks for the shout out. and glad to hear you are giving it a try!

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