Cha-cha-cha-chia! I could not help myself. I think of that old commercial every time I reach into my container of chia to make something.
There is just something about fresh mangos and coconut that makes my taste buds sing. Last week I made this Coconut and Mango Rice Pudding, and it was amazing. But it did require 20 minutes of my time to cook and stir and watch. This is similar (has more coconut and mango flavor), but takes almost no time at all, and no cooking. In fact, you just toss the ingredients together, and stick it in the fridge over night. It is healthy, easy, dairy free, and good enough to eat as dessert, but healthy enough you could eat it for breakfast.
I always love when a recipe is this easy because it means I will likely make it again and again. And truthfully, this could be made with just about anything, fresh berries, apples, bananas. You name it. Of course, mangos are amazing, so that is what I used.
- 4 Tbs Chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 Tbs honey or sweetener of choice
- 4 Tbs sweetened coconut flakes
- 2 cups fresh cut mango
- Put all ingredients in a refrigerator safe container
- Stir well, making sure the chia seed is all mixed in
- Refrigerate for 5-6 hours minimum, allowing time for the chia to expand and soak up the liquid
- Garnish if desired with more coconut flakes or fresh mango
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Have you ever used Chia seeds? They are super healthy, and super easy to use. Add them to smoothies or salads, or just about anything. One of the things I love is that they can turn a liquid like the milk in this recipe, and make it thicker, like a pudding! I mean, imagine the dessert possibilities here. And yes, it is the same seeds used in Chia pets!
If you want to learn more about the great health benefits of chia, you can check out this article: Top 10 Benefits of Chia I am a big fan of the added energy, weight loss, and age-defying properties, but there are so many more reasons to try chia, and this is a great introduction.