Robin Rhine McDonald
Chia Seed Pudding!
This delightful treat has been a MAJOR win for us as we've been working on eliminating sugar, grains, and baked goods for this month. Everything in it is HEALTHY and beneficial to your body... and it's quite delicious.
To be clear, this dessert is no sugar added, low glycemic, gluten free, and macro balanced with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
Not to mention, it literally takes 10 minutes of effort.
Let's talk for a minute here about the health benefits of this tasty dessert. Chia seeds are considered a super food. They are high in antioxidants, have omega 3's, and are full of fiber and protein. These nutritional properties have been shown to improve digestion, boost metabolism, and reduce inflammation! So much goodness in such tiny seeds.
Coconut milk is known for providing electrolytes and healthy fats that can promote weight loss, and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Mangoes are packed with fiber, Vitamin A, and other antioxidants that serve as a great compliment to this pudding. However, as you'll see below, there are many options for this delicious treat.
So how do you make it?!
*Makes one mason jar (2 cups) full of pudding
1 mason jar (or 2 cup container)
1 can of chilled full fat canned coconut milk
1/4 tsp of stevia
1/4 tsp of sea salt
4 tbs of chia seeds
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Stir together the coconut milk, stevia, and sea salt in a large mason jar.
Stir in the chia seeds, making sure they're evenly distributed throughout.
Cap the mason jar (or cover with cellophane) and let it sit in the fridge for 5 hours.
At about the 1 hour mark, check on your pudding and make sure the chia seeds didn't fall and congregate only on the bottom or top. If necessary, stir the mixture until chia seeds are mixed well again.
When you're ready to enjoy your pudding, slice up some mango and garnish it on top!
Other great fruit toppings: