Coconut Mango Chia Seed Pudding

Make a simple and delicious snack — or dessert! — with this season’s freshest fruit.

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

There is no denying how incredible fresh mangoes are. Not only for their flavor, but their long list of health benefits doesn’t hurt, either. This delicious and super easy to make chia seed pudding highlights this seasonal fruit in the most amazingly gorgeous, vibrantly-colored parfaits.

Perfect as a ready-to-eat breakfast, a naturally-sweetened dessert, or a quick snack, this creamy and sweet pudding also provides the perfect energy boost. Chia seeds have a high density of omega-3 fatty acids (even more than a serving of salmon or flaxseeds!), are high in fiber and protein, are full of antioxidants and minerals like calcium (surprisingly up to three times more than a serving of milk), and they are naturally anti-inflammatory. Chia seeds can absorb up to ten times their own weight in water, too. Which means they are known to prolong hydration and improve our absorption of electrolyte nutrients. The best part is this also slows digestion and keeps you fuller longer, which makes these parfaits great fuel in the morning before a busy day.

The consistency of a chia seed pudding is very similar to tapioca — gelatinous, thick, and creamy — and the seeds themselves produce a really great texture. This texture may not be for everyone (ahem, my husband), but if you haven’t yet, I say give it a try. Those little seeds pack a seriously nourishing and nutritional punch!



The instructions in this recipe offer you the option to serve this as a layered pudding, as seen above, or for even quicker prep, I give you the option for a fully blended pudding.

Coconut Mango Chia Seed Pudding
{gluten-free, vegan & paleo-friendly}
serves 2-4 (depending on serving size)

1 large mango, peeled and diced
4 Medjool dates, pitted
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk
1/3 cup chia seeds

Optional for serving:
Shredded coconut
Additional fresh mango

In a blender or food processor pulse the diced mango, dates, and lime juice until smooth and creamy.

option #1 blended pudding:

Add mango mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the coconut milk and chia seeds, stir well. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Serve topped with fresh mango and shredded coconut.

option #2 layered chia parfaits:

Place the blended mango in a covered container in the fridge to chill.

In a bowl, mix the coconut milk and the chia seeds (you can add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup, if you’d like) stir well. Cover and chill for at least four hours.

For serving as layered parfaits, add a small amount of chia seed pudding in the bottom of your serving dishes, top with a layer of the blended mango and continue layering. Serve topped with additional fresh mango, if you’d like, and shredded coconut.


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