Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding — delicious, satisfying and full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber –- perfect for an easy, healthy breakfast or snack anytime of day.
I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for awhile now, they are considered a super food as they are rich in fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. I finally got the chance thanks to my brother and my husband. My brother and I are both runners and whenever we get together we like to go running and talk about all things running related.
My brother came for a short visit this past January, and he told us about this great book he just read about ultra-running, Born to Run. My husband, who is also a runner, read the book and as a result of all the good things he read about chia seeds, he purchased Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds from Amazon.
I was delighted to have a chance to try chia seeds. Chia seeds are very versatile. We like them, right out of the bag, sprinkled on our breakfast cereal. They give a nice little crunch, and our girls like them this way too.
Chia seeds can be used in all sorts of recipes, both savory and sweet. I decided to start with a coconut chia seed pudding. Chia seeds are tiny, but when placed in a liquid, will absorb the liquid and expand a bit, creating a gelatinous mixture, similar to a tapioca pudding.
The basic ingredients for this Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding are coconut milk, the kind you find in a carton in the dairy section, and chia seeds. I find that you don’t get much coconut flavor from coconut milk alone, so I added some coconut flakes. I love the combination of coconut and almond, so I also added a little bit of almond extract.
This Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding is so easy to make, you just whisk the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Then you pour the pudding into a mason jar, or two, and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. When the pudding is ready, you can either transfer it to small bowls, or eat it straight from the jar(s).
I like to sprinkle some additional coconut flakes on top, along with some sliced almonds for a little bit of crunch. Some fresh mint leaves provide a nice brightness and color.
This Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding is a wonderful healthy, easy breakfast or snack anytime time of day, enjoy at home or on the go.
I really love these Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds and look forward to reading Born to Run, which is highly recommended by my husband and brother. These are affiliate links to both, available at Amazon:
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