Mango + Chia Pudding

Delicious and easy to make Mango + Chia seed pudding is a healthy way to enjoy dessert!

Mango + Chia Pudding || Found on Simple Medicine

In Indian cooking, sabja seeds or sweet basil seeds are added to many desserts. They are, in my opinion, the Indian twin of chia seeds. When sabja seeds swell, they have a similar tasteless texture. My mom has always loved Falooda, an Indian dessert that uses rose syrup and sabja seeds. She started replacing her sabja seeds with soaked chia seeds; she adds them to fresh watermelon juice and as a topping on ice cream with rose syrup. Adding a mucilaginous and fiber rich seed like sabja or chia is traditionally thought to improve digestion and balance blood sugar. Chia has been studied and found to have many other added benefits, including healthy Omega-3's and niacin along with minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Chia seeds also contain a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber - which means they support digestive health and blood sugar balance.

Summer time in Florida gives us access to many tropical fruits, including mango, one of my favorites. Mangos are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A; I love pairing a sweet fruit with a fiber rich seed like Chia for the added digestive health and blood sugar balancing benefits. For this dessert, I added a pinch of cinnamon for the additional blood sugar benefits.

Mango + Chia Pudding || Found on Simple Medicine

Mango + Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangos
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened, vanilla almond milk or coconut milk
  • Cinnamon

Remove the skin and puree your mango with the almond milk

Stir in chia seeds and refrigerate for 2 hours

Add cinnamon to taste, enjoy!

Mango + Chia Pudding || Found on Simple Medicine

 

Dr. Pragati Gusmano (@DoctorPragati) is a naturopathic doctor who believes that a happy + healthy life is the best medicine. You can read more on her blog, Simple Medicine.

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