Coconut Chia Pudding with Strawberries

by Claudia on June 29, 2013, 5 comments

coconut chia pudding with strawberries close up

Chia? What?

Chia is a plant, native to South America, which is famous for its nutritious seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds recently became quite popular amongst health food enthusiasts. I discovered them some time ago and use them quite often instead of flax seeds in my muesli or in different kinds of smoothies. When I was in Argentina over Christmas I brought two big packs of chia seeds home. In Germany you can find them in some organic supermarkets or health food stores.

chia seeds spoon

A cool thing to use chia seeds for is to make a pudding. When you soak chia seeds overnight in milk, they turn into a pudding with a consistency similar to tapioca but much much more tasty. Topped with fruits, chia pudding makes a great breakfast or dessert.

Strawberry and coconut is my delicious and refreshing chia pudding combination for this summer.

Coconut chia pudding with strawberries

Serves two:

  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk (or your milk of choice)
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 4 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 handfuls of fresh strawberries
  • Dried coconut flakes

  • Combine almond milk, chia seeds, desiccated coconut and vanilla extract in a bowl and stir well. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes and stir occasionally. Refrigerate overnight. Stir well before serving and top with strawberries and coconut flakes.

    5 thoughts on “Coconut Chia Pudding with Strawberries

    1. Hallo Claudia,

      Dein Rezeptvorschlag "Chia Pudding" hört sich sehr interessant an. Den Samen werde ich versuchen irgendwo zu bekommen.
      Der Pudding wird nicht gekocht ?

      Deine Berichte sind wirklich sehr außergewöhnlich, ebenso wie die Rezepte.

      Laß´ uns noch mehr davon wissen…

      Viele Grüße

      • Hallo Anne, danke! Schön, von Dir zu hören! Der Chia Pudding wird nicht gekocht – also eigentlich ganz einfach :) Liebe Grüße. Claudia

    2. As soon as I saw this, which was Saturday night at 10:50 pm I went to the kitchen and made this using coconut milk. I am also going to add caoca nibs for a crunchy texture. Thanks so much.

    3. Mjammmm das schmeckt einfach soooo lecker!!
      Und eignet sich auch super zum Früstück oder als süßer Lunch.
      Chia Samen sind echte kleine Kraftpakete ;-)
      Danke für den Tipp mit der Mandelmilch.

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