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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

I love treats and unfortunately the last 6 weeks of overindulgence led me to a 5 lb weight gain =(. To "have my cake and eat it too"; I decided to make a healthy treat. Sweetened with honey and dairy-free I was excited that this was easy and simple at the same time: nutritious.



I used a large mason jar and just threw in my ingredients [28 oz glass tomato sauce jars work too if you save them]. 4 hours later I had pudding for both my husband and I for about 2-3 days. 

Ingredients: 

-3 cups Coconut milk (unsweetened, I used Silk brand) 
- 3/4 cup organic chia seeds (got mine from BJs for cheap) 
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
-1/2 tsp cinnamon 
-honey to drizzle on top 

Instructions: 

1. Pour coconut milk in your mason jar. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, this can be tweaked per your liking. Close jar and shake. 

2. Add chia seeds. Shake thoroughly. Use a spoon to make sure it's all mixed in properly. [If you want a smoother texture you would need to grind the chia seeds first.] 

3. Refrigerate for 4 hours, drizzle honey on top and serve.

Notes: 

This recipe is so versatile, you could add cacao powder, protein powder, add berries, switch the milk to the creamy cashew or almond, change the flavors, sweeten with sugar, stevia or even maple syrup into the milk. It's endless! I was thinking I can even add some oats in another batch for overnight oats and eat it for breakfast. Next time when I'm feeling naughty I think I might blend the milk with Nutella and sprinkle coconut flakes and see what happens. Do what you like to make it yours and enjoy!