Wake up happy with this easy coconut chia pudding! Made with a simple coconut milk and chia seed base topped with all kinds of bright, colorful fruit, this healthy breakfast is so much more fun than boring toast or simple cereal.
Pudding for breakfast? Absolutely! This dairy-free chia seed pudding is so good for you that you can eat it for breakfast every single day. Plus, it’s extremely versatile so you can enjoy a different type of breakfast every day. Switch out your fruit purees, try different types of fresh fruits or even top it with some delicious homemade peanut butter. Get creative!
As well as being incredibly wholesome and nutritious, there’s another reason you can eat this chia seed pudding for breakfast every day. It’s so quick and easy to make. Simply stir all the ingredients together, leave in the fridge overnight, then top with your favorite fruits before eating. Plus, since you make it in a jar or container, you can take it with you if you’re in a rush.
Is chia seed pudding good for you?
Yes, chia seed pudding is very good for you! Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They’re loaded with many different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they’re super high in fibre and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This chia pudding recipe is incredibly good for you because it combines all the amazing health benefits of chia seeds with other ingredients bursting with goodness.
Mangoes are very low in calories but really high in nutrients. Kiwis are great for boosting your immune system. And strawberries help promote a healthy heart. Throw in the anti-inflammatory properties from the cinnamon and chia seed pudding is easily one of the best ways to start your day.
Make it sugar-free
This healthy breakfast is sweetened with maple syrup which is another nutritious ingredient. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, maple syrup is so much more nutritious than regular sugar or artificial sweeteners. But if you don’t want to use any type of sugar at all, you can make this chia seed pudding entirely sugar-free.
Instead of using 2 tbsp maple syrup or another sweetener, combine your milk with 2 pitted dates in the blender. Process for a few seconds, until the dates have been completely broken down. Then mix your date-sweetened milk with the other chia pudding ingredients and leave it to chill in the refrigerator.
It’s ready when you are
One of the best things about this easy coconut chia pudding is that it’s ready and waiting for you whenever you want to eat it. You need to leave the chia seeds to soak for at least 30 minutes. This gives them enough time to absorb all the liquid and develop their classic texture.
But you can totally leave the chia seed puddings in the refrigerator overnight, too. If you make up a few jars at a time, you can fill your fridge with handy healthy breakfasts you can grab and take with you in the morning.
Easy Coconut Chia Pudding
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 can coconut milk (14oz)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
- 1/4 cup mango puree
- 1/4 cup kiwi puree
- 1/4 cup strawberry puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Stir together the chia seeds, coconut milk and sweetener of your choice in a small jar or sealable container.
- Place the lid on top of the jar or container and leave the pudding to thicken and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. You can also leave the pudding in the refrigerator overnight.
- Before serving, top the pudding with fruit puree, extra fresh fruit and cinnamon.