This Coconut Chia Pudding is so easy to make with as little as 4 simple ingredients! A light and delicious treat that’s packed with omega-3, fiber, protein, and heart-healthy ingredients.
Easy Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe
Make this Easy Coconut Chia Pudding and have it as a wholesome breakfast, snack or dessert any time in the day. I love the fact that it’s delicious, filling and super easy to make. You can be creative with the toppings you prefer for your chia pudding. Try different kinds of fruits as toppings or some nuts. One of my kids actually loves adding some chocolate chips to this.
How Healthy is Chia Pudding?
Let’s talk about chia seeds benefits and why they are healthy and actually good for you. They are rich in soluble fiber, which helps regulate blood sugar, gut health, and cholesterol levels. Chia seeds are also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which helps fights inflammation. Often times, they refer to it as a superfood because of how nutrient-rich it is with so many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In need of some calcium and iron in your diet? Make this Coconut chia pudding.
Is Chia Pudding Good for Weight loss?
A diet that’s high in fiber is usually recommended for those looking to lose weight. Often times when we hear the word fiber we automatically think veggies. Right? Well, your diet doesn’t have to be loaded with just veggies. It is recommended through some research that eating 30 g of fiber daily may help you lose weight. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds as 10 g of fiber. Which is about 40 percent of the recommended daily intake of fiber as part of a healthy diet.
What does Chia Pudding Taste like?
Chia seeds itself has no taste really. Some may say they are an earthy taste to it but chia seeds absorb whatever liquid you add to it. Thus making it into Chia pudding. So, this means that you can make your chia pudding taste whatever you like it to be. Pretty much whatever liquids or flavors you add to it is what you will get. Adding vanilla almond milk and some maple syrup, for example, will make it taste like vanilla and somewhat sweet. Be creative and your favorite flavors onto your chia pudding. This coconut chia pudding has a slight coconut and vanilla flavor and is also sweet.
If you love this Easy Coconut Chia Pudding as much as I do, you will also love a couple of Chia pudding recipes that I have shared recently on my blog. This is a Chocolate Chia Pudding and if you would like a Chia pudding recipe with added protein then try this Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding.
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How to make this Easy Coconut Chia Pudding:
Easy Coconut Chia Pudding
A simple treat that’s a healthier version of the classic pudding made with coconut milk.
- 1 Can Light Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Vanilla Low Fat Yogurt or 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
- Optional garnishes: fresh berries
Whisk together the coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and protein powder.
Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until mixture has thickened.
Serve, topped with berries if desired.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.