Protein and fiber rich chia seed pudding layered with sweet coconut mango puree, fresh kiwi and topped with juicy cherries. You can make this for breakfast, a snack or for dessert! Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
I went grocery shopping after work yesterday and I saw that the most beautiful bag of organic cherries, I just had to get them! I was instantly dreaming of all the cherry flavored dishes I was going to make.
I ended up making our favorite roasted sweet potato & black bean enchiladas for dinner and prepping chia seed pudding for breakfast. I just had to incorporate the gorgeous cherries into the chi seed pudding.
One of my favorite flavor combos is cherry and mango. The tart, juicy cherries with the super sweet mango is pretty amazeballs! If you haven’t tried it, go to Costco right now and buy a big bag of frozen mango chunks, you won’t regret it. You can add it to smoothies, pudding cups, sorbet, or you can try making my new favorite breakfast/snack kiwi mango cherry chia seed pudding.
Can you believe I haven’t jumped on the chia seed pudding bandwagon yet? Have you?
Is Chia Seed Pudding Hard to Make?
I thought it looked weird with all the gloopy little chia seeds, and it must be difficult to make. Right?
How wrong I was!
It’s super simple to make. Guys, I’m talking like 1 minute of prep time to make the chia seed pudding, and then you just pop it into the fridge overnight and it works its magic. By the morning, you have a thick, creamy pudding-like consistency that goes so well with fresh fruit it’s ridiculous!
It’s tropical and fresh, light and healthy. The only sweetness comes from raw honey and the fruit so you’re eating a protein and fiber rich snack that’s going to fill you up.
I took it one step further with the mangos. I blended some frozen mangos with coconut milk in my Nutribullet and layered that in between the chia seed pudding layers. It reminded me of those fruit on top yogurt cups that I use to eat all the time.
I have a few fruit hacks to share with you too!
Chia Seed Pudding Fruit Tips
See the really pretty kiwi in the background? It’s really simple to do but it looks so fancy! All you need is a sharp pairing knife. Hold the kiwi in your hand and cut a zig zag pattern all the way around the kiwi, make sure you are pushing the knife in all the way to the center of the kiwi. When you connect the zig zag, pull the kiwi apart and you have a fancy little garnish for your plate!
Also, if you want the kiwi’s pressed up to the side of the glass like I have it, slice the kiwi thin and carefully slide it into the glass. Keep it pressed up against the side of the glass using your fingers so none of the pudding can get in front of it. This only works when the glass is full.
- The night before, combine the chia seeds, maple syrup, and 1 cup of coconut milk in a mason jar or container. Stir or whisk to fully combine the seeds with the milk and honey.
- Store in the fridge overnight.
- When you're ready to serve it, blend the mango chunks and ½ cup of coconut milk in a blender until it's a smooth puree.
- Make alternating layers of the chia seed pudding and the mango puree until you reach the top of the glass. Leave about ½ gap of space because it will rise when you slide the kiwi in.
- Thinly slice the kiwi and using your fingers, lightly press one slice at a time into the glass along the edge so you can see it from the outside of the cup.
- Add a slice of kiwi to the rim and the cherries on top for garnish!
Have you tried chia seed pudding yet? What’s your favorite fruit combo to mix in? Let me know in the comments!
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