RECIPE: Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

RECIPE: Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

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Yes.. there's a chia train, and we've jumped on it whole-heartedly. Here's the lowdown on ch-ch-ch-chia! (yes, like the pets from the 1980's!)

Chia seeds

These little guys are nutritional marvels. They are packed with fiber and calcium and are rich in antioxidants as well. Chia seeds are also a whole protein and a great source of healthy fats. And unlike flax seeds, they do not need to be ground into a powder in order for our body to absorb its nutrients. 

Coconut milk

This recipe also calls for coconut milk. For decades, coconut milk had a bad rap for being high in 'bad fats'. But lo and behold, the saturated fats in coconut milk are actually medium-chain fatty acids that are good for our bodies!

Coconut milk is a great source of healthy fat, fiber, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.  This can be helpful for weight management, blood sugar maintenance and can help support healthy blood pressure.

Check out this easy-peasy recipe for a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. 

Our favourite fruit to add on is pureed mango mixed with lime juice. The tropical blend of mango, lime and coconut reminds of a nice warm beach... a perfect distraction for this -25C day.

 

Coconut Milk Chia Pudding

Serves 1
 
Prep Time: 5 min


Ingredients

- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 to 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- fresh fruit of your choice


Instructions

1. Add the ingredients a small mason jar and stir together. 
2. Place on lid securely and shake to mix. 
3. Allow to set in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours, or even better, overnight. 
4. Top with fresh fruit and enjoy!
 
Notes
 
Dairy Free (DF)
Vegan (V)
Gluten Free (GF)
Paleo Friendly (PF)
Feel free to save and print this recipe for your own digital or paper recipe book! Super convenient!
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