The tags “pudding” and “dessert” may be off-putting if you’re trying to stay within a healthy routine, but don’t let those words fool you when looking at this recipe!! Chia seeds are SO good for you. Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among 1 of the most nutritious foods on the planet! They are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, & antioxidants. Nutritionists even believe that chia seeds should aid in weight loss since they keep you full longer (high protein) while simultaneously helping with your digestion (high fiber). That being said, you should try this coconut pudding. Sososo yummy and so nutritious!!
Serves: 2 Time: 35 minutes
- 4 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¾ cup / 175 ml full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup / 125 ml coconut water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 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.
One serving yields 360 calories, 28 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein.
*Inspired by The Iron You