My dear friend Marcy, just texted me to get my chia pudding recipe! Natasha had just asked me for it a few days prior! Fate has brought this recipe for chia pudding to you! I could not escape blogging about it for much longer! Please note: my recipe is extremely plain. Google around to find some more interesting recipes.
All amounts are based on the amount of total coconut (meat and water) you have. See instructions below.
- Chia seeds (I usually order them from Natural Zing, Live Superfoods, or buy Navitas brand at the store)
- Fresh coconut meat
- Fresh coconut water
- Dates (or sweetener of your choice)
- Cashews (optional)
- Spices (such as vanilla – I love to put freshly grated nutmeg in, but that’s not to everyone’s liking)
Put the amount of coconut meat and coconut water you want to use in your blender (use meat and water in approximately equal proportion). Note how many ounces of coconut you have total and add the dates to the blender [I use 1 date for every 8 or so oz of coconut (meat and water together)] and add the cashews to the blender (you don’t really need the cashews – it’s fine without them – but if you are adding them, add about 15 for every 8 oz of coconut). Blend this until it is perfectly smooth.
Put a layer of chia seeds in a glass container with a lid (use about 2-3 TBS per 8 oz of total coconut). You’ll be putting this container in your refrigerator for a few hours to overnight, so that the pudding will set.
Perspective on amount of chia seeds to blended liquid.
Pour the blended mixture over the chia seeds. It should seem like there is a lot more liquid than chia seeds. With a spoon, mix the liquid and the seeds together in the container.
Chia seeds and blended liquid mixed – side view.
Chia seeds and blended liquid mixed – top view.
You can mix your spices in now, or wait to sprinkle them on the finished pudding. Put your covered container in the refrigerator for 3 hours to overnight and mix it up when you can. The chia seeds will plump and absorb much of the liquid, and your chia pudding is ready for eating!
Your pudding may look a bit like this after it thickens up and you stir it.
Chia pudding is a lovely breakfast, and like revenge, it’s best served cold. Yes, the kid likes it – although I have to blend it again for him, so he can’t feel the texture of the chia seeds.