Yogurt Chia Pudding With Blueberry Compote

blueberry compote

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Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 2

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

254 calories
9g fat
32g carbs
14g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 17g  
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Protein 14g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 303mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

When the blueberries in this recipe cook down with just a touch of sugar, they develop a deep, sweet flavor that complements the tart Greek yogurt.

Blueberries and other dark colored fruits and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals, naturally occurring plant (phyto, in Greek) chemicals, particularly anthocyanins and polyphenols. These phytochemicals may reduce risk of cancer and other conditions like heart disease, so aim to include dark blue and purple fruits and vegetables in your diet at least three days a week to reap the benefits.

Additionally, the chia seeds in this recipe make it a healthier treat. They are a great vegetarian source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce inflammation in the body. Between the berries, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt, you've got a sweet inflammation-busting dish to enjoy for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack.


  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup fat-free or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. For the compote: In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries just begin to soften and release their juices. Remove from heat and let stand and cool to room temperature. Once cool, place into a jar, seal the lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. For the chia mixture: Combine chia seeds, yogurt, and water in one large or two smaller jars. Stir, let sit for 5 minutes, then stir again, screw on the lid(s) and place in the refrigerator overnight.

  3. The next morning, scoop the chia mixture into a bowl and top with half of the compote or layer the chia mixture and compote in the jar.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

You're not limited to blueberries for this recipe. Try it with cherries, blackberries, raspberries, or even chopped plums instead for a berry-good twist. All of these berries and dark-colored fruits provide natural sweetness and contain the same anthocyanin and polyphenol antioxidant properties as blueberries. Plus, the calorie count isn't all that different.

Cooking and Serving Tips

During the summer months, berries are at their peak season and it is best to use fresh berries. However, the rest of the year when berries are not readily grown, aim to use frozen berries. Frozen berries are a beneficial type of processed food—they're typically frozen at the height of their ripeness so as to preserve their cancer-fighting properties and delicious flavor all year long.

And if you want to enjoy this treat all week long, go ahead and double or quadruple the recipe, prepare everything in one night, and divide into individual grab-and-go containers.

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