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.
Health Benefits of Coconut Milk & Chia Seeds
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:
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
400gram Tin Lite Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream
1/3 cup Honey
1/3 cup Black Chia Seeds
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.
Decorate with some blueberries and shredded coconut. You could use any berries such as strawberries or raspberries whatever takes your fancy.