Easy, Healthy and Delicious Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding

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:

Coconut Milk Nutrition — 9 Benefits + Recipes

 

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 thoughts on “Easy, Healthy and Delicious Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding

  1. [email protected]

    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. 🙂

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      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!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      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!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      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.

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  2. Leanne

    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.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      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!

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  3. Debbie Rodrigues

    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!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

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

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  4. SkinnyMe

    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.

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