Looking for that perfect vegan treat that is gluten free as well and enjoyed any time of year? Well I have you covered. you only need 5 minutes to prepare this, and a little bit of patience to allow chill time. You won’t be disappointed and either will your non-vegan friends.
You don’t even have to make it vegan if you don’t want, just use regular dairy milk. For a creamier pudding, use coconut cream and coconut milk.
Coconut Chia Pudding
This is so, soo, sooo, simple!! But yet so amazingly, good. At least Marc and I love it!! It serves as a great dessert or if you wanted it for snack, that’s great too or breakfast.
This recipe was inspired from my breakfast of chia seeds and yogurt from years ago, and I am just re-sharing the recipe, because it is that good. This was back from my very beginning days blogging on here. I thought it would be a great pudding, kind of like Tapioca at the time, and now chia seeds are my staple for puddings!! I have never looked back.
Chia seeds have lots of protein (6 grams per servings) and are a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids, fiber (5 grams per serving) and good for you fat’s. Plus it’s a great source of potassium. Make sure you buy organic so they are free of harmful chemicals and residues. They are an excellent addition to your diet. Try them in your cereal, yogurt, or smoothie, or just eat them with milk for a raw breakfast.
There is a chill time for this recipe, to make the pudding cold. Or you could prepare the mixture overnight and have it ready for the next day or next morning. Remember it’s great to have chia pudding for breakfast, and who doesn’t love telling their kids they are having pudding for breakfast?!
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1 c almond milk (or the milk of your choice)
- 2 tsp agave
- 3 tbs shredded coconut
- Hemp seeds (optional)
- Buckwheat groats (optional)
- Heat chia seeds and almond milk over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens and starts to boil, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and add coconut and agave (I also added some buckwheat groats and hemp seeds for a nuttier taste).
- Divide into two dishes and chill for about a hour. Now your ready for a treat
Enjoy Monday Friends!! I know sometimes it’s hard, but the weekend is only 4 days away!! 😉 Not daunting at all. Cross country season has started for me, so the next few months will be a whirlwind of activity and I will be busy busy, especially with a new little one too. You can say a prayer for me. 😉
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit