Tropical Chia Pudding

Hello friends,

Today I have a new recipe to share.   Since I started following a mostly plant based diet I’ve been finding new ways to get my protein in at breakfast time:) For me if I don’t get a good amount of protein in at breakfast I feel pretty hungry soon after eating.  This is one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks lately and it’s packed with protein, about 15 grams of pure plant protein!! It also has a great balance of carbs and healthy fats.  It is vegan, gluten, and grain free and of course  tasty. IMG_20130215_163602

This is also a great basic recipe because it is very customizable to suit your taste buds.  And if you’ve never tried chia seeds before, I encourage you to do so.  They are pretty awesome.  They are full of plant-based protein, fiber, and good for you fats.  They can also be used as an egg replacement in baking as well:) Pretty cool stuff!  Here’s some fun info I found about chia seeds:

Screen-shot-2011-06-10-at-1.48.27-PMPretty amazing little seeds, eh?!

So onto the recipe.

Tropical Chia Pudding

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt (or other non-dairy yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup almond coconut milk
  • 2 TB chia
  • 2 TB coconut flour
  • 1/2 – 1/3 banana
  • Stevia and cinnamon to taste (optional)

Mix all ingredients together, mashing the banana as you do to really incorporate the taste and sweetness of the banana.

Let sit for about 10 minutes so it can thicken up.  Top with anything you’d like and enjoy!

If you like a thinner pudding use more milk or less chia or flour:)

Topping Ideas:

  • Berries
  • frozen mango (or fresh;)
  • more banana
  • buckwheat groats
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • coconut oil, butter, or flakes
  • flaxseed


IMG_20130407_094610Let me know if you try this out.

Until next time.  xoxo