In a single month of February I have made chia pudding at least 8 times: vanilla chia pudding, raspberry chia pudding and papaya chia pudding. I think I’m done for now. My family is begging me to stop.:)
First, I test the recipe. If it’s good I remake it, take pictures and post it here. Sometimes I test the recipes 3 times. It’s rare but it happens. I loved this particular coconut mango chia pudding from the very first try! It’s my favourite out of all chia pudding recipes I made last month.
And still, I had to make it 2 times because…I didn’t write down the measurements for the ingredients. Yeah… Duh… If I don’t have my iPhone near me while cooking, I will never write it down.
It all started with this 2 lb bag of chia seeds from Costco. Will last me a long time unless I keep making it every day.
I just couldn’t resist. When I see good food for a reasonable price, I lose it. I love clothes shopping, but more than that I love grocery shopping! I know. Weird?! When I’m in Trader Joe’s or Costco, I’m like a kid in a candy store. In a way, it’s good we do not have Trader Joe’s in Canada. Otherwise, I would be there every day. But I live only 30 kms from the border, so I end up in Trader Joe’s a lot. And then Costco. American and Canadian Costco stores carry different inventory. Costco in the US offers a wide variety of organic products at reasonable prices. I’m jealous! If you are not familiar with chia seeds, I wrote about its health benefits papaya chia pudding post. They are high in protein and dietary fiber.
I love cooking with coconut milk. Lots of flavour! It’s great in summer for making pina coladas, in winter for Thai stir fries and in spring for chia seed puddings.:) Full of healthy fats it’s also dairy and gluten free, and is vegan. It’s full of healthy fats. This time I used Trader Joe’s Light Coconut Milk. When it comes to coconut milk I’m very particular. My trusted brands are Trader Joe’s and Thai Kitchen. I find the consistency of other brands I have tried not as good. It simply separates. Let me know if you have tried another brand of light coconut milk that doesn’t separate.
My favourite mangos are Ataulfo (yellow) over more accustomed in North America Kent (green) variety. Ataulfo mangoes are yellow in colour, smaller in size and more flavourful. It is totally OK to buy any kind of fresh mango and use to make this chia pudding. Look for a ripe and soft mango, as it has more flavour in it.
Coconut Mango Chia Pudding
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk, light
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, vanilla
- 1 cup fresh mango, chopped
- Combine all ingredients in a Mason jar or any container with a tight lid (I prefer glass). Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Serve in the morning topped with Greek yogurt and more mango (optional).
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per 1 Serving:
Fat: 13 g
Sodium: 84 mg
Total carbs: 30 g
Dietary fiber: 13 g
Sugars: 15 g
Protein: 7 g
Weight Watchers Points+: 6
Weight Watchers Points: 5