Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe & Ideas

2 Ingredients. It’s seriously too simple.

You kind of have no excuse not to try it. 

& As most of you know – this incredibly simple (& delicious) chia pudding is probably one of the things I eat most often at work & get asked almost everyday how I make it.

Plus, it’s good for you too. (reasons why below)

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding 'To-Go' at work with blueberries & sprouted pecans
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding ‘To-Go’ at work with blueberries & sprouted pecans

How it has taken me this long to write out the recipe for you – I’ll never know.

All you need is a quality coconut milk (SERIOUSLY – THIS MATTERS. It should be coconut milk with no added sugar, gums, or fillers otherwise your pudding might get ‘waxy’ & you’ll be introducing ingredients into your body that you don’t need.)

+ a few spoonfuls of organic chia seeds.

Oh, & a mason jar.

Mason jars are a staple item in our house – we use them as drinking glasses at home and they’re the perfect size for breakfast on the go, plus they have lids!

 

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coconut milk + organic chia seeds + mason jar.  & a few other toppings …. makes this.

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with almond butter and strawberries
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with almond butter and strawberries

Alright – the recipe is coming.

& because it’s seriously so simple – I felt silly just posting the recipe – so I’ve collected a few pictures of my most recent coconut chia seed pudding breakfasts to entertain you with and inspire you to come up with your own topping combination.

The options are endless.

Just promise me you’ll stick to real food – fruits, nuts, seeds, granola, almond or any sort of ‘nut’ butters, cacao nibs, ground flax seed or even dehydrated fruit (mulberries & gojiberries) if you’re into that kind of thing. Just don’t taint it with candy chocolate chips or sugary syrups PLEASE 🙂

 

Sometimes I might make it appear a little more complicated because taking pictures of food is a serious hobby of mine – so when I’m not rushing out the door to work with a mason jar in my hand, I’m playing in the kitchen & spinning these eco-friendly coconut shell coconut bowls around for the perfect start to my morning.

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with fresh cut organic banana, strawberries, almond butter & ground flaxseed with a homemade coffee latte on the side.
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with fresh cut organic banana, strawberries, almond butter & ground flaxseed with a homemade coffee latte on the side.

Lastly – I always encourage you to understand the health benefits of the foods you’re eating and to do you’re own research. I’m not a nutritionist but I do enjoy learning about the benefits in my food.

According to Dr. Axe –

These are the health benefits of consuming coconut milk:

Improves heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, builds muscle and helps lose fat, provides electrolytes and prevents fatigue, improves digestion and relieves constipation, can help manage blood sugar and control diabetes, & helps prevent joint inflammation & arthritis. LEARN MORE BY READING HIS ARTICLE ABOUT COCONUT MILK HERE.

 

& The health benefits of chia seeds:

First of all – soaking chia seeds makes them easier to digest. They are also a great source of beneficial omega 3s and also include calcium, phosphorous, zinc Vitamin A & fiber, which in turn – boosts metabolism, prevents insulin resistance , regulates cholesterol & reverses inflammation. LEARN MORE BY READING HIS ARTICLE ABOUT CHIA SEEDS HERE.

 

So, Now that you know why I eat it. Here’s the recipe…

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Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Ideas
Fast food should always look like this. Simple. Nutritious. Satiating & Delicious. This recipe will quickly become one of your favorites once you gather the basic ingredients and keep them in the house!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine simple
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine simple
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a small (16oz) mason jar - add coconut milk
  2. add chia seeds - stir immediately for 10 seconds until well combined
  3. (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP) - let sit for one minute & then stir again for another 10 seconds.
  4. put the lid on the mason jar and let sit for 15 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and form a 'gel' like consistency. *or refrigerate overnight and it will be ready to grab in the morning!
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes two servings - that way you don't have to make it every day & you have some ready for the next day.

If the pudding is TOO THICK - add a few spoonfuls of water until desired consistency is reached.

If the pudding is TOO THIN - add another tbsp of chia seeds.

 

*Optional toppings include: fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries), bananas, chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), nut butter (almond butter or pecan butter are my favorite), dried berries (goji berries or mulberries), or even cacao nibs (they're like chocolate chips without all of the other junk 🙂

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Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with blueberries, mulberries, gojiberries, and sweet cacao nibs
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with blueberries, mulberries, gojiberries, and sweet cacao nibs

 

Have fun with it & tag me on instagram @beachlifeorganic when you make it.  #beachliferecipes

 

Are you getting hungry yet?

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with blueberries, mulberries, goji berries and sweet cacao nibs.
Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with blueberries, mulberries, goji berries and sweet cacao nibs.

 

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There are a number of varieties of coconut milk available to you depending on where you live. However, this is my favorite coconut milk by far. I’ve tried them all and it’s worth the 12 pack purchase on Amazon. No added ‘extra’ ingredients. Never waxy. & it’s perfectly smooth and creamy every time.

Have you ever tried to make your own milk? If you’re not a fan of coconut milk or you can’t find products at the store with simple ingredients – I highly recommend you try to make your own. Here are a few recipe ideas you can try.

 

 

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