Chia Pudding with tropical fruits

Chia Pudding with tropical fruits

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 5 minsServes 2



cupchia seeds
cupcoconut milk
tbsphoney or maple syrup
tspvanilla extract
N/AAssorted tropical fruits
N/Ashredded coconut or chopped nuts

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy552 kcal
  • Protein10 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)23 g
  • Saturated Fatty Acids7 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids14 g
  • Carbohydrate42 g
  • Sugars7 g
  • Fiber20 g
  • Calcium833 mg
  • Iron5 mg
  • Magnesium202 mg
  • Phosphorus509 mg
  • Potassium321 mg
  • Sodium56 mg
  • Zinc3 mg
  • Copper1 mg
  • Selenium33 µg
  • Vitamin A149 µg
  • Vitamin E0 mg
  • Vitamin D2 µg
  • Vitamin C1 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg
  • Vitamin B121 µg
  • Vitamin K3 µg


Step 1

Please note that chilling time is around 4 hours (or overnight) for the pudding to set.

Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the chia seeds, coconut milk, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk the mixture well to ensure the chia seeds are evenly distributed and don’t clump together.

Step 2

Let It Rest: Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes, giving it a good stir every few minutes to prevent clumping. This step ensures the chia seeds begin to absorb the liquid properly.

Step 3

Refrigerate: After stirring, cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. During this time, the chia seeds will swell and absorb the liquid, resulting in a pudding-like consistency.

Step 4

Prepare Toppings: Before serving, prepare your tropical fruits by slicing them into bite-sized pieces or cubes. Mangoes, pineapples, kiwis, and passion fruit work excellently for a tropical twist.

Step 5

Assemble: Once the chia pudding has set, give it a good stir to break up any clumps and spoon it into serving bowls or glasses.

Step 6

Add Fruit Toppings: Top the chia pudding with the assorted tropical fruits, arranging them attractively over the pudding.

Step 7

Garnish (Optional): Sprinkle some shredded coconut or chopped nuts over the fruit-topped chia pudding for added texture and flavor.

Step 8

Serve: Serve the chia pudding immediately and enjoy the refreshing tropical flavors!

Recipe Story

In a culinary odyssey through the vibrant tropics, I found solace in simplicity—a humble yet transcendent creation: Tropical Fruit Chia Pudding. Nestled amidst the sultry breeze of an island escape, this dish emerges as an ambassador of health and indulgence, a sanctuary for the gluten-free, halal, kosher, vegan, and vegetarian seekers of flavorful liberation.

Picture this: a canvas of lush, ripe mangoes, succulent pineapples, tangy kiwis, and the enigmatic passion fruit, meticulously arrayed atop a bed of chia seeds transformed by the alchemy of coconut milk. A symphony of flavors, each spoonful embodies a medley of textures—the delightful crunch of seeds giving way to the velvety embrace of pudding.

This culinary expedition begins with a whisper of chia seeds dancing in a bowl, harmonizing with creamy coconut milk, sweetened by the nectarous touch of honey or maple syrup, and a hint of vanilla, culminating in a potion left to meld and transform for hours, or ideally, through the night.

The enchantment culminates in the morning light, as the chia seeds, imbued with the essence of coconut, swell into a luscious pudding, a canvas awaiting the vibrant strokes of tropical brilliance.

As I indulge in this tapestry of flavors, I couldn't help but muse: here lies not just a dish, but an ethos—a celebration of health, a testament to culinary diversity, and a sanctuary for the conscientious eater. It’s a testament that healthful eating need not forsake indulgence or vibrancy.

In the spirit of the islands, this dish beckons with a siren song, drawing in those who seek healthful delights without compromising on taste. So, with each spoonful of this tropical treasure, I find myself not merely savoring a dessert, but embarking on a culinary journey—a passage to paradise, where health and pleasure converge in perfect harmony.

Photo by Kristen Kaethler on Unsplash