Chia pudding is a simple tapioca-like treat that takes mere minutes to make and can satisfy your cravings for something sweet. But unlike pudding or tapioca, this recipe is made with two super foods — mango and chia seeds. The little chia seeds are fiber-rich and provide omega 3-fatty acids. And mango is rich in several essential nutrients, is antioxidant-packed and is surprisingly sweet for just 100 calories per cup of sliced mango.
This recipe calls for almond or soy milk but it can be made with any type of milk. I used mango and coconut in this version but any fresh fruit works. This makes about a 200-calorie snack or post-exercise treat that will keep you satisfied for hours, thanks to the 10+ grams of fiber it provides.
Makes 2 servings
¼ cup chia seeds
¾ cup milk (almond, soy or cow’s milk)
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon fresh ground ginger
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen mango
¼ cup shredded coconut
Combine milk and chia seeds and stir thoroughly. Pour into two, one-cup dishes and refrigerate for at least 5 hours to let set. Top with diced mango and shredded coconut.
Nutrition Facts: 210 calories, 6 g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 11 gram fiber