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Tropical Green Chia Pudding With Coconut Crunch

By Tori Wesszer

I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect the whole chia pudding trend to last as long as it has.  However, I think I cast that judgement before I actually TRIED chia pudding!  Super healthy, yummy, easy to make and incredibly versatile, it’s no wonder that it’s had such staying power.  I love green smoothies (another trend that I hope never goes away) and still have a ‘thing’ for chia pudding, so I figured, why not mix the two?  And while I’m at it, why not top it all off with a ridiculously delicious coconut crunch… because life is simply too short to eat healthy food that doesn’t actually taste good!

Makes 3-4 servings


Coconut Chia Pudding

  • 400ml can of coconut milk
  • 250ml vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup*
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract (optional)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 c. chia seeds

*depending on how sweet you like it, you can also leave it out entirely: use maple syrup if you want to make it vegan

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Stir well and leave in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.  Make the coconut crumble and superfood layer below while the pudding firms up.


Coconut Crunch

  • 1 c. large flake oats
  • ¼ c. hemp seeds
  • ½ c. shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • ½ c. ribbon coconut, unsweetened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. coconut extract (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ c. melted coconut oil
  • generous pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and spread on a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake until the mixture is golden brown, for approximately 20 minutes, stirring half way through.  Set aside to cool.


Green Tropical Superfood Layer

PLUS 1 c. of your favourite fresh berries to top the pudding

Blend all of the ingredients except the berries together in a blender until smooth.

To assemble, place thin slices of peeled kiwi fruit on the inside of the glass as shown.  Layer the chia pudding in a short clear cup followed by a layer of the green superfood and another layer of the chia pudding to fill the cup to the 3/4 mark (depending on the size of your cup).  Top with the coconut crunch and a pile of fresh berries.