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.
- 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
- 2 scoops fermented whole body nutrition with greens+, unflavoured
- 1 c. chopped peeled kiwi (2 kiwis), plus extra for garnish
- ½ large banana
- 1 c. chopped fresh pineapple
- ½ medium avocado
- ½ c. water or coconut water
- 1 c. loosely packed spinach leaves
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.