When I started the first week of the Game On Health Challenge I knew I needed quick healthy snacks that were readily available and accessible. So I went to the web in search for delicious ideas. I somehow stumbled upon a new website that I immediately fell in love with. Have you visited Kathi over at Deliciously Yum!? If not, you NEED to! Her photos are absolutely GORGEOUS! I found her Coconut Chia Seed Pudding and knew right away that’s exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been dying to incorporate chia seeds more often in my diet and wasn’t quite sure where to start.
I’m a huge coconut fan. Coconut oil. Shredded coconut. Coconut milk. And recently even coconut flour! So you can imagine how excited I was for this recipe with coconut milk AND chia seeds. I made it right away and happened to have all the ingredients on hand right then and there: SCORE! I patiently waited for it to set up before diving in. First thoughts? Amazing! It really was amazing! So much so that the first batch was gone in no time. I made a second batch. Then a third batch. I think I’ve now made it at least four times within a matter of a few weeks.
If you aren’t familiar with chia seeds or the benefits you need to get familiar! They are so good for you! I wrote about them in my Get Healthy in 2014: Kitchen Basics Part 1 post. I first learned of them while watching the documentary Hungry For Change (if you haven’t seen it, you must!). This pudding is so creamy and decadent without being loaded with refined sugar! The subtle hint of sweetness provided by the honey is the perfect touch. Head over to Deliciously Yum to see her gorgeous photo of this tasty snack (mine don’t even compare!)!
- 12 oz. Greek yogurt
- 1 c. full fat coconut milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. chia seeds
- Pureed mango
- In a large bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, coconut milk, and honey. Stir until well combined. Add chia seeds and mix well once more. Cover with plastic wrap. and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set. With approx. 1/4 c. pureed mango on the bottom, divide the pudding into 10 (1/2 c.) grab-n-go portions. Keep refrigerated.
- For portion control, I used these Glad Mini Rounds that were perfect for a quick grab-n-go snack! 1/2 c. will be around 211 calories (without the fruit on the bottom). This pudding is so delicious it would be easy to eat more than the recommended size, so dividing it right away eliminates the temptation!