Simple to make coconut chia seed pudding requiring only 4 ingredients. It’s packed with flavor and nutrition. Topped with fresh fruit, toasted nuts and coconut chips, this chia seeding pudding is perfect as a healthy start to your morning or an afternoon snack.
I used to work at a restaurant that made chia seed pudding and would top it with a seasonal fruit puree. I always thought it looked so pretty and fresh but never thought twice about eating it. Even though the health benefits of chia seeds are amazing and I enjoy eating healthy most of the time, I never gave chia seed pudding a shot. And now, I wish I had tried it long ago, because boy is it delicious! Its versatility allows you to flavor it any which way you prefer. And the best part is that it’s SO easy to make.
With the huge shift towards health and wellness, chia seeds are now much more readily available in most grocery stores. They are flavorless but packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats making this chia seeding pudding a healthy breakfast or snack option.
How to make chia seed pudding
It really is as simple as mixing a liquid with chia seeds and allowing the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and become a gel-like consistency. The mixture can sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours while this magic happens, but I find the key to fully developing your flavor and texture is to make the mixture the night before and allow it to refrigerate overnight.
The chia seed pudding can easily be made in a large mason jar or whisked in a bowl. Mix the chia seeds, liquid and flavorings together and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Give it another whisk, or a shake in the mason jar, to eliminate any clumps and then it can finally be popped into the refrigerator. Once ready to serve, spoon into jars or bowls and enjoy as a healthy snack or breakfast topped with your favorite fruit and nuts.
If you are not a fan of coconut, you can easily swap out the coconut milk with any other milk of your choice. The toppings can also be tailored to your preferences. As the seasons change you can opt for whichever fruits are in season. And if you are looking for a dessert option, you could always throw in some chocolate chips or cocoa powder!
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- 1/2 cup (82 g) chia seeds
- 2 cups (460 g) unsweetened coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 Mango, cubed for garnish
- Coconut chips, for garnish
- Toasted sliced almonds, for garnish
- In a large mason jar or medium mixing bowl, combine chia seeds, coconut milk, agave syrup and vanilla. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Shake, if using a mason jar, or stir again to ensure fully combined and free of any clumps of chia seeds.
- Cover and refrigerate mixture overnight.
- When ready to serve, spoon chia seed pudding into a small jars. Top with diced mango, coconut chips and sliced almonds.
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