Chia bowl

Chia bowl

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Try a classic tasty chia bowl and see why it is one of the most popular breakfast and snack options out there! People love it – and for good reason. It is easy to make and its simple base of chia seeds and skyr vanilla means that it is perfect for toppings! We opted for granola, raspberries, and mango, getting crunchy, fruity, and berry-bursting all in one bowl! Perfect for an easy meal on the go, a quick breakfast, or an addition to a delicious brunch table, this sweet bowl is just what you are looking for.


  • Place milk and chia seeds in a bowl and whisk well.
  • Cover the mixture and place it in the fridge for 4 hours minimum – preferably overnight.
  • Whisk it a few times during the first few hours to activate the seeds so they absorb more liquid.
  • Stir the chia pudding well and add skyr.
  • To serve, pour the chia pudding into 4 bowls and divide granola, raspberries, and mango on top.

It is important to stir the pudding occasionally during the first few hours in the fridge. In addition to activating the chia seeds so they absorb more liquid, this also prevents clumps. A lump-free chia bowl is all we are looking for, so give it some good stirs, potentially with a fork, so you get a thick, smooth texture when it is done.

Questions about chia bowls

Below, you can read the answers to the most frequent questions on these delicious chia bowls to help prepare you for making the best one yet.

How long does it take to make a chia bowl?
A delicious chia bowl can be made in about 4 hours – but we recommend that you store it overnight in the fridge for the chia seeds to absorb all the necessary liquid to make it creamy and tasty. The longer they sit in the fridge, the softer they become. Before putting them in the fridge, you only need to mix chia and milk, and after 4 hours or the next morning, you simply stir in skyr, and it is ready to top and serve!
How long will a chia bowl last?
Chia bowls will last up to 5 days in the fridge. Put a lid on or cover with cling film and store it in the fridge. It is best to store it without toppings as their texture might change or they might change the pudding's texture. Making these ahead is a brilliant way to meal-prep for the week, whipping up a few portion-sized bowls and storing them for the week – ready to serve!
What to add to a chia bowl?
Chia bowls can be made with, for example, milk, yoghurt, skyr, or the like – any liquid for the chia seeds to soak in so they gel and create that delicious texture we know and love. In addition to the liquid, you can add flavourings to make it even better and more interesting! Add vanilla before you let it soak or use a flavoured liquid. You can swirl in compotes, jams, maple syrup, or the like, and top it with your favourite flavours. Go with, for example, toasted crunchy granola, shaved coconut, chopped nuts, fruit, or berries.


Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
½ litre
Chia seeds
80 g
Arla® Skyr vanilla
300 ml
Honey-roasted granola
100 g
Rinsed raspberries
200 g
Peeled and sliced mango fruit

Easy, delicious chia breakfast bowl with skyr and milk

With an easy, delicious chia seed breakfast bowl, your morning routine just became the most exciting part of the day! For such a tiny size, the small chia seeds hold much power. Taste-wise, they bring a mild nutty flavour, but it is because they can soak up juices, tastes, and then some that they work wonderfully as an easy-to-make breakfast or snack option. Skyr is creamy by nature, and it serves as another luscious layer to the bowls when you mix it in just before serving. With its fresh and tangy taste, it helps balance out the sweetness and adds a delightful touch of sweetness. If bowls are just your thing, we have the right recipes for you. A fresh skyr bowl with granola and fruit serves as a great way to kick off the morning, while a delicious, creamy avocado smoothie bowl might find its way into your snack time any time of day!

Overnight chia bowl topped with sweet granola and fresh fruit and berries

Looking to save as much time on cooking while still maxing out on taste? An overnight chia bowl topped with sweet granola, fresh fruit, and berries makes for one of the worthiest contenders. Because the chia seeds are allowed to soak for hours, you do not have to do anything from the moment you put it in the fridge to the moment you are ready to mix in skyr and serve with toppings. With its soft, creamy texture, every spoonful is extremely appetizing, but combined with a well-rounded selection of toppings, it turns into an absolute showstopper. Sweet and crunchy granola is essential as it changes up the texture, giving every bite a complex but pleasing mouthfeel. The addition of sweet fruit and berries gives it a beautiful exterior while infusing it with fresh and fruity tangy flavours. That way, every mouthful tastes like one more!

Experiment with the recipe

One of the best things about this recipe is that it is easy to change things up, to follow your heart and taste buds. You can mix and match most ingredients, adding different toppings or vanilla, cinnamon, or the like to the pudding. For instance, you can replace raspberries with other berries like strawberries or blueberries, while pineapple, banana, or really any other tropical fruit of your choosing can take the spot of the mango. You can also mix in sweet or fruity compotes or jams.