• Recommended for: Nausea, Constipation, Taste Changes, High Protein, High Calorie
  • Serves 2
  • Provides 455 calories and 20g protein

Berry Lemon Chia Pudding

Berry Lemon Chia Pudding


  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1½ cups milk of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons grated, fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Blend the berries, milk, ginger, lemon and sweetener together on high until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture over the chia seeds and oats in a mixing bowl. Stir and allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes. Stir again, then transfer to the fridge for 1-2 hours (or overnight), until it has a thick, pudding-like texture. Top with lemon zest and more berries as desired!
  3. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days!

Nutrition Tips:

  • For a quick breakfast on treatment days, prepare this recipe the night before and divide into individual containers. This also makes a great snack between meals.
  • Chia is high in fiber, which can help with constipation—a common side effect of many medications and certain chemotherapies. They are also rich in plant-based omega-3 fats, which are helpful for reducing inflammation in the body.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation treatment can also cause nausea. Adding ginger and lemon to meals may help reduce nausea symptoms.
  • Try sprinkling lemon zest on top for an extra zing of flavor!
Recipe provided by Courtney Evans, MGH Dietetic Intern 2017. Adapted from “The Full Helping.”