A healthy recipe for cookies-n-cream chia seed pudding that is gluten-free, dairy-free and made with coconut kefir.

healthy chia seed pudding recipe

Lori and I have been slowly getting back into playing in the kitchen. We have so many recipes we want to share, just takes time to plan it out, take pictures, edit pictures, and write up the post. So we thank you all for still sticking around through all the craziness here from moving, remodeling, etc.

We did a lot of work around Lori’s new house yesterday that around 4 or so in the afternoon we had  a craving for something cool and refreshing. It has been hot here, so baking did not seem appealing.

Coconut kefir cookies-n-cream chia seed pudding recipe. Vegan. Gluten-free.

cookies n cream chia seed pudding

Chia pudding to the rescue!

kefir chia seed pudding with coconut oil

You all know we love our chia seeds.

coconut kefir cookie bowl

Gluten-free dairy-free Cookies-n-Cream Chia Pudding

inspired by mini cookies-n-cream cakes

Serves 2

Prep-time – a few minutes to gather the ingredients then about 15 minutes or so as the chia pudding sets.

Cook time – zero



Place coconut kefir, protein powder, chia seeds, and coconut oil into a blender and whip together. Then let set in fridge for about 10-15 minutes.

Once chia starts to thicken, stir in your cookie crumbs.

If desire more sweetness, add a few drops of stevia. Or whatever sweetener you desire.

man, do we love our cookie-like desserts or what? haha

chia seed coconut pudding


Twins Questions: Do you like cookies-n-cream? Have your ever tried coconut kefir before? If so, did you like it? Do you like kefir or yogurt better?

Lori likes ‘cookie dough’ better then cookies-n-cream, I would have to agree. But we can never turn down anything chocolate based! And we enjoy both kefir and yogurt equally.

till next time,


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29 thoughts on “cookies-n-cream chia seed pudding

  1. I prefer cookie dough to cookies and cream, but I do like cookies and cream. I haven’t tried kefir yet. I was tempted with the coconut kefir, but never made the plunge and I can only get it at certain stores here that are not really close. I need to give it a try though. I know it’s great for digestion! Looks great ladies!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:32 am
  2. This looks soo delicious! I have yet to try chia pudding.

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:34 am
  3. mmm looks delish!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:41 am
  4. I guess I didn’t know you were starting a whole new blog?! And this pudding really does sound incredible. I was addicted to making doughy smoothies with oats for a while, and chopped unsweetened chocolate for a crunch. I don’t eat oats though anymore and have been trying to think of a substitute. Must try this out!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:50 am
    1. Yes Katie a new blog, it was time for a change 🙂

      Posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:16 am
  5. I can’t get enough of chia seed pudding lately. I LOVE the cookies and cream idea! So delicious!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:53 am
    1. gotta love chia puddings 😉

      Posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:19 am
  6. Ooh you guys this looks phenomenal! This is a TRULY healthified treat – some amazing superfoods in here!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:02 am
    1. thanks Anna!

      Posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:19 am
  7. This looks great! Thanks for including the other recipes. I made your coconut lemon bars the other day, and they were the cats PJs! I don’t think I would have found the link if another blogger hadn’t included it on her site though, so I’m excited for you to have an updated recipe list!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:09 am
  8. YUM!!! Love this, and love chia puddings!!!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:09 am
  9. Yum! So creative and delicious ;).

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:07 am
  10. that sounds delicious! same here — anything chocolate and i’m in! i’m really excited about your new blog! can’t wait:)

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    1. thanks Caralyn we are excited too

      Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm
  11. This is such a good idea! Mine is sitting in the fridge now waiting for me 🙂 I didn’t have any coconut milk kefir and wanted to make this so I just used 1/2 cup greek yogurt and 1/2 cup almond milk. I used your protein thin mints as the cookies too 🙂 Wish I had some twin cakes cookies! Thanks

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    1. Oh using thin mints as cookies is a great idea, yum!

      Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  12. This looks soooo delicious! This recipe reminds me that it’s been far too long since I’ve had chia seeds, I need to pick some up soon!

    I’ve never tried coconut kefir, but I’ve been wanting to, it looks tasty.

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    1. We love our coconut kefir.

      Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  13. Mmm chia pudding is the best and with crumbled cookies – even better!!!
    Never tried coconut kefir but would love to. Need to get to the city to buy some!

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm
  14. Yum! I love chia puddings. I love cookies. I love things I love coming in pairs (hint: that’s you!).

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  15. ummmm drool CITY.

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  16. I LOVE chia seed pudding and this recipe looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipes and beautiful photos! xoxo

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm
  17. mmm! Looks good! I love chia seeds too. 🙂

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm
  18. I need this in my life right now, this looks so good! I’ve just started loving chia pudding, so you posted this at a perfect time 🙂

    Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm
  19. This sounds amazing right now, but I have no coconut kefir or chia seeds. Sadness. Must buy ingredients soon. Thanks girls! 🙂

    Posted on June 27, 2012 at 4:20 am
  20. This looks sooo delicious! I haven’t tried coconut kefir yet, but this has totally inspired me to buy some! Another brilliant recipe, thanks ladies! : )

    Posted on June 27, 2012 at 7:00 am
  21. Yum! I know I’ll be eating this soon 🙂

    Posted on June 27, 2012 at 7:05 am
  22. I JUST made coconut kefir yesterday but with the granule-y starter.. I was so excited but it smells funny and is very tangy.. It looks fine so I’m not really sure if I did anything wrong. I’ve never had kefir before so is it supposed to be really tangy? I went ahead and made the pudding with it anyways. To be honest, the smell/taste makes me a little nauseous.

    Posted on July 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    1. Erin, kefir is a sour, somewhat tangy taste. As it is “fermented”, most fermented things have a strong taste and smell to them.

      Posted on July 8, 2012 at 6:39 am