Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Mangoes

Alright guys, as promised, my recipe is here!! I almost feel bad making you guys wait for this lol - but it is super easy and super delicious! I have it a few times a week for breakfast and it's super healthy for you.

Here are the ingredients for my chia pudding - SUMMER IN A BOWL mmm...:
1. Coconut Almond Milk - 1 cup.
2. Chia Seeds (whole seeds, not powder) - 1/4 cup.
3. Fresh Mangoes

Directions:
1. Take a glass container (one that come with a lid) - put the 1/4 cup Chia Seeds in first, then the 1 cup milk - this helps the seeds to mix better. I found that if you try to put the seeds in after you put the milk, the seeds all float and its harder to mix it. (but honestly, doesn't matter).
2. Mix well - make sure all the seeds are submerged in the almond milk - if not, at least coated.
3. Close the lid - and let soak for 15-30 minutes on the counter - this helps with the expansion of the seeds. I tried to put it in the fridge right away and the seeds didn't soak at all, it was almost hard and stuck together.
4. Stir half way through the waiting time to make sure all the seeds don't stick together.
5. When you see that a majority of the seeds have expanded, then feel free to pop it in the fridge until ready to serve.
6. Prepare mangoes (or whatever fruit alternative) and serve.

Best time to eat it is after you let it thaw from the fridge for 5-10 minutes, I find the flavor to be at its prime then... Since the coconut almond milk is already so fragrant and sweet on its own, you do not need any added sugars. If you wanted to though, you can always add honey or agave but I find no need for it.


Benefits of Chia Seed:
To summarize - includes:
1. 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults.
2. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. 

3. A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health
... and much more.

Until next time!
XO - M.

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