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Easy, Healthy and Delicious Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding

November 17, 2016
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Want to serve a dessert at your next dinner party that is not only delicious but a healthier alternative? My daughter recently gave me a recipe for Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding.  I don’t use Coconut Milk or Cream very often, if at all and so I decided to give the recipe a try.

To be healthier, we use the ‘lite’ version of Coconut Milk or for a special occasion Coconut Cream.  It is also lactose free so a good alternative for those who have a lactose intolerance.

The Good News?  No need to give up dessert entirely as this recipe is a healthier option but tastes delicious. PLUS with only 3 ingredients it only takes 5 minutes to prepare.

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Health Benefits of Coconut Milk & Chia Seeds

Coconut Milk

Although Coconut Milk contains saturated fat which is normally a ‘no-no’, research has shown that it can actually have health benefits that:

  • lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • may prevent infections and viruses
  • help to lower inflammation in joints and arthritis
  • can help manage blood sugar levels and control diatbetes
  • builds muscle
  • can help prevent fatigue
  • may improve quality of skin and hair

This article Coconut Milk Nutrition – 9 Health Benefits provides more information just click on the link below:

https://draxe.com/coconut-milk-nutrition/

 

Chia Seeds

These tiny seeds are from the Salvia Hispanica plant which is native to South America. Chia is the ancient Mayan word for strength.  This tiny bundle of goodness has recently become very popular because of it’s nutritional value.  It is also Gluten-Free.

Easy, Healthy & Delicious Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding

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Ingredients

400gram Tin Lite Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream

1/3 cup Honey

1/3 cup Black Chia Seeds

Blueberries

Shredded Coconut

Method

This recipe couldn’t be easier just mix the Coconut Milk (or Cream), Honey and Chia Seeds.  You can also add some blueberries or keep these for decoration.

Place mixture into the serving glasses and refrigerate covered overnight or at least for 4 hours.  My daughter and I both agree that leaving overnight provides a better texture.

Serving

Decorate with some blueberries and shredded coconut.  You could use any berries such as strawberries or raspberries whatever takes your fancy.

Bon Appetit!

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20 Comments

  • Reply Min@WriteoftheMiddle November 17, 2016 at 21:30

    Oh these sound and look delicious! I actually do drink Coconut Milk but I’ve never tried Chia seeds before! I’ve recently found out that I could be Lactose intolerant so I alternate between coconut milk and Liddells Skim Milk (Lactose Free). I also happen to love blueberries so I think this recipe is right up my alley. I’m going to give it a try! Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 18, 2016 at 07:14

      I hadn’t tried Coconut Milk before Min until my daughter showed me what she had made. This was so, so easy and quick and tasted yummy!

  • Reply Carol Cassara November 18, 2016 at 07:00

    Oh, those darn chia seeds! i can not eat seeds or nuts, so this is just not something I can make. But so many recipes call for them now!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 18, 2016 at 07:14

      Well you could perhaps leave out the chia seeds Carol and just add sine fruit.

  • Reply Cathy Sikorski November 18, 2016 at 07:29

    I”m sending this to my daughter in Ireland. She and her husband are both lactose intolerant so they would love a nice dessert alternative! Thanks, what could be easier?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 18, 2016 at 12:17

      Oh thanks Cathy! I bet she is starting to feel cold weather coming on so maybe it might be a summer recipe. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Tam Warner Minton November 18, 2016 at 09:00

    Well that sounds quick! I may have to give it a whirl!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 18, 2016 at 12:18

      Literally under 5 minutes Tam and yet so delicious!

  • Reply Roz Warren November 18, 2016 at 12:38

    Looks delicious. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually eaten Chia seeds, although I’ve read a lot about their health benefits.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 21, 2016 at 08:23

      Hi Roz, I’ve only recently started using them and mainly with my oats, yogurt and blueberries. They are a little crunchy but definitely healthy for you.

  • Reply Leanne November 18, 2016 at 18:35

    it reminds me of the milk puddings my Nana used to make – we loved them (but I bet they were a lot less healthy than this one is!) Chia seems to be the new favourite for healthy eating recipes lately so it must be good.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 21, 2016 at 08:19

      Yes that is right Leanne I used to love milk puddings or even rice pudding. Chia seeds I love sprinkled over my oats with blueberries and yogurt – YUM!

  • Reply Lori November 19, 2016 at 01:09

    I am a big lover of Chia pudding! So easy and delicious!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 21, 2016 at 08:17

      I am now too Lori thanks to my daughter giving me the recipe.

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues November 20, 2016 at 04:23

    Hmm. That looks delicious, Sue.
    I’d have to substitute honey because I don’t react well to it, but I love coconut milk.
    I’ll be surely giving it a try and let you know it.
    Thanks for it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 21, 2016 at 08:14

      I think you can substitute anything Deb but it was so quick and easy to make.

  • Reply Jan Wild November 21, 2016 at 10:20

    We love chia pudding, it is a breakfast favourite. We use a variety of different ‘milks’ and add vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon, So filling and delicious

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 21, 2016 at 17:36

      I’ve only recently discovered the pudding Jan and I like your idea of various milks which I will definitely try. Thanks!

  • Reply SkinnyMe November 24, 2016 at 00:42

    I love chia pudding. You could top with some chocolate shavings for a dessert. Shredded coconut would also be good. Of course, you could always just top with some spice like cinnamon or a bit of nutmeg.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 24, 2016 at 09:40

      Thanks for the tips Eliza! I think the chocolate would make it extra special.

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