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Friday, January 19, 2018

DIY Fruit and Chia Peach Fruit Cup

Make your own fruit cups and save money

  A couple of weeks ago I received a free sample of a fruit cup that had chia seeds in it. My picky eater son tried it and loved it. This was the first time he ate peaches as well as chia seeds. This mom was so happy that he was eating fruit other than apples and that he was eating chia seeds. Did you know that chia seeds are loaded with healthy omegas and fiber?  My son asked me to buy this fruit cup and I almost agreed, until I read the ingredients. I thought the fruit cup was made with juice and strawberries but there was no juice or strawberries listed in the ingredients even though the box showed strawberries. The fruit cup was made with peaches, sugar, chia seeds, water, and fruit flavorings. In fact, it had 20 grams of sugar in it! I knew that I could make this fruit cup with real juice and no sugar.

A serving of an added boost of chia seeds makes a cup full of flavor, fiber, and omegas!

This fruit cup was so easy to make! I simply combined chopped peaches, chia seeds, and juice in a jar. My son loved this fruit cup. I loved that he was eating fruit and getting some fiber and healthy omegas. The juice made the chia seeds swell into delicious tasty seeds that my son enjoying eating. I used small mason jars for the fruit cups but you can use any small container that has a lid and a wide opening. You can make this delicious fruit cup with other fruits like strawberries or pineapple. You could also use other juices too. Make sure to make this the night before so the chia seeds have a chance to absorb the juice and swell up. Then it will be ready to eat by lunchtime.

Make this the night before so it is ready to eat by lunchtime

Fruit and Chia Peach Fruit Cup

1 can sliced peaches, packed in juice or water
chia seeds, 1-2 tablespoons per jar
grape juice, 1/2 cup to one cup juice per jar

Drain the can of peaches and chop the peaches into small pieces. Place 1/2 cup of peaches into small jars or containers. Add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds to the jar. Fill the jar with juice so the peaches are covered. Place the lid on the jar and lightly shake so the chia seeds get mixed in. Place the jars in the fridge for several hours so the chia seeds can absorb the juice, overnight is best. The juice will not thicken up to a gel but rather the chia seeds will absorb some of the liquid. You can drink the juice and then eat the peaches or eat the peaches first. My son likes drinking a bit of the juice first, then eating the peaches. After he eats the peaches, he drinks the rest of the juice.

Check out another delicious snack that I made for my son using chia seeds.

Tropical Coconut Mango Protein Parfait With Chia Seeds


  1. Oh now I like the sound of this, I think it would be nice to have for breakfast, or even take away to work with you if you taken in your own lunch.

  2. These fruit cups look lovely. I have a fair on sunday and I might try this out on Saturday to see how well it comes and take it to the fair on sunday . Thanks

  3. These fruit cups look lovely! I think it would be nice to have for breakfast. Thanks for sharing.

  4. These cups sound so healthy and easy to make. I love recipes like this! I bet they taste good too!

  5. These sound so good! I will have to try making them for myself.

  6. oh i love chia seeds, they are healthy foods. i'll try this recipes.

  7. I love love love Chia seeds. They are so great in different things and oh so healthy! I am going to have to try this.

  8. This would be so nice for breakfast! Shia seeds can be used in so many ways!

  9. Oh wow this looks so good. I actually have peaches and chia seeds so I could definitely make this. yum!!

  10. Wow this looks so delicious! I need to do more with chia seeds in my diet.

  11. Love the recipes that are healthy and tasty at the same time..am surely gonna try it, thanks for sharing!

  12. oo this looks yummy! I need to try to get chia seeds incorporated into my diet more.

  13. It sounds like it would be so refreshing, and full of goodness too.

  14. I have been searching all over Pinterest for a way to make these fruit cups myself! Thank you so much for this. Now with the basic idea under my belt, I can change up the fruits to make all kinds. Thanks again!

  15. Thanks for this recipe! I love these fruit cups but making them myself will be a great way to save money and plastic. Does anyone know how long I can store them for? Will they still be good a week later, even two?

    1. Glad you like the recipe. I would only store them in the fridge for a week.

  16. Oh my goodness, I just tried this a day ago. It was fantastic! I don't eat a lot of sugar, so I used a no sugar added can of peaches and 100% grape juice. I've recently added chia seeds to my diet, and I've been looking for creative ways to use them. This is a hit! ❤️


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