Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

August 29, 2014

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding


Chia seeds are insanely hip and you know it.
I just needed to put that out there.
Just think about it for a moment. For more than 30 years chia seeds have been part of our lives, they have never abandoned us and we will not abandon them now.
First, there were Chia pets.
Who needed a puppy, kitten, goldfish, or even a genuine pedigreed Pet Rock when you could have a Chia Pet?
You've got my point.
Now, there are Chia people.
Everyone and anyone who wants to be hip nowadays eats Chia seeds. Including myself.
Because I’m the kind of person that jumps on the bandwagon of every health fad I hear about.
Nah...just kidding.

Chia Seeds


Seriously though, Chia Seeds are a superfood that is worth having for far more reasons than some street cred.
These completely tasteless seeds are high in protein and fiber, and contain incredibly high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to protect function of the heart and other vital organs.
Just don’t ask me why when you soak Chia seeds in water they become an almost solid gelatin.
I have effing no clue — I SUCKED at chemistry in high school.
Take my word for it, they do. Every. Single. Time.


Shredded Coconut


Although there are chia seed nutritional supplements, juice drinks, energy bars, and other packaged foods, I vote for simply working them into your home-cooking repertoire.
Such as making a chia pudding.
Now I know I’ve posted a boatload of recipes for chia pudding already, but I wanted to share this one nonetheless.
Because it’s perfect for breakfast, especially if you - like myself - L.U.V. coconut.
Chia seeds and coconut milk marry for a vegan, Paleo-friendly pudding that will save you time, fill you up on fibre, and will provide the energy you need to push through the day.
Mix together the ingredients the night before, pop it in the fridge, and look forward to a special treat the next day. It's that easy.
Whether you're new to the trend or a seasoned vet, you'll love this on-the-go vegan and paleo chia seed pudding. It’s a fabulous way to get your day going!

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding


Coconut Chia Seed Pudding                                                                                                                        Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Serves 2

4 tablespoons shredded coconut (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
4 tablespoons chia seeds (I used HealthWorks)
¾ cup / 175 ml full fat coconut milk (I used BPA-free Natural Value)
½ cup / 125 ml coconut water (I used Vita Coco)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (I used Rodelle)
Pinch fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)

Directions

In a small bowl (or a Mason glass jar) combine shredded coconut, chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut water, vanilla, salt and maple syrup (if using). Mix well.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, this allows the chia seeds to thicken.
Top with fruit of your choice and serve.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 360 calories, 28 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein.

30 comments :

  1. That looks fantastic and the pictures are gorgeous!

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  2. Mike, this game a huge smile, as I just mentioned my reluctance to try chia seeds on the very post I published today

    serendipity in chia seed form, sprinkled with coconut milk for good measure

    I guess the universe conspires, and I shall follow your lead, Oh Cauliflower Overlord!

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    1. You should follow my lead Sally, get on board with the chia pudding asap!

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  3. gave me. gave me. Sorry. Fast fingers, slow brains.

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    1. Don't you worry Sally, I'm like the typo king.

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  4. I love chia! It is a great natural thickener in things like this pudding and chia jelly. It's so cool how it works. Chia is also a great source of iron so ladies eat up!! I love everything coconut so I'm sure this is delish :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love chia pudding so this is my kind if recipe plus it has coconut which I am literally addicted too..win win!

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  6. Ahhh, I love a good chia pudding, and I bet it's scrumptious with the coconut milk! It's funny how foods like chia seeds and kale were once used for our aesthetic pleasure and now we pay out our a$$es for them!

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    1. I know right? I'm still waiting for the prices to drop. Is it ever going to happen?

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  7. Oh, chia seeds and coconut milk are two of my very favorite ingredients, so I clearly need to give this recipe a go. It looks delicious and your pics are brilliant!

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  8. Yum! I am so making this, I love chia seeds but still haven't made chia seed pudding yet!

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    1. You should definitely try chia pudding Laura, it's the best!

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  9. you know what, i feeling healtier and slimmer just by reading the tittle, lol
    totally must try recipe!

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  10. You made this chia seed pudding look ultra beautiful! Loving the taste here!

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  11. I can't believe I still haven't made chia pudding. I guess I am not cool enough, ha ha. Love these photos, especially the one of the spoon. It reminds me of a Jim Dine.

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    1. You're plenty cool already Katie, but if you make a chia pudding you might get even cooler ;)

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  12. Hi Mike, love the addition of coconut, sounds delicious!

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  13. Great photos dude! They are really great! And I need to jump on this whole chia pudding thing... they totally look like #wolfpackeats

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    1. Dude the chia pudding thing is amazing, total Wolfpack fare!

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  14. I have done a similar recipe a couple of times (without the shredded coconut) but I haven't been a big fan of the slimy texture... Does the shredded coconut take away some of the slimy-ness or do I need to find other uses for the bag of chia seeds in my kitchen cabinet? :b

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    1. I would not define the texture as slimy...more like awesome. Unfortunately for you the shredded coconut doesn't help with it. Maybe you're not meant to be a chia pudding person!

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  15. Well done, Mike, well done! For the record, I liked chemistry in high school and I still have no clue why chia seeds behave the way they do. They're a freak of nature. A delicious freak, but a freak nonetheless. #WolfpackEats

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    1. You liked chemistry? For real? I am impressed!

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  16. I make coconut chia pudding almost every week and I never get tired of it! I noticed your recipe has both coconut water as well as grated coconut and coconut milk (triple coconut yum)l Love your recipe and it looks like I have a new coconut pudding to try! :)

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  17. I love chai pudding! I'm definitely going to try making this!

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