If you’re still trying to uphold your New Year’s health resolutions, you might be avoiding desserts altogether.
But with this tasty chia pudding, you’ll be doing your body good while indulging your sweet tooth. Who knew such a thing was possible?
Coconut and berry chia pudding
Serving size 4
Recipe adapted from Healthful Pursuit
If you indulge in a piece of cake or a bowl of ice cream at the end of your meal, you could be consuming upward of 300–400 calories. That’s practically a whole other meal in itself! Plus, many desserts are virtually void of any nutritional value. Fortunately that isn’t the case here. This coconut and berry chia pudding is so healthy you can even enjoy it as a nutritious breakfast or snack. It’s loaded with superfoods that will give you an energy boost without the calorie slam. Just keep in mind it yields four smaller, more reasonable portions than you might be used to. But for the most part, a small, sweet treat is all your body needs. This is one dessert you can pat yourself on the back for enjoying.
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 cup mixed fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Three to four hours before you plan to serve this dish, combine the chia seeds, almond milk, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and agave nectar in a small mixing bowl. Stir on and off for 10 minutes. Place the bowl in the fridge, and leave the mixture to chill for as long as possible.
- When you’re ready to serve the dish, divide the berries among four glasses or small bowls.
- Pour roughly 1/4 cup of the chia mixture over each serving of berries.
- Top with additional berries for garnish, and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut over each dessert. Serve immediately.
This recipe makes four small, diet-friendly dessert portions, but it can also be used as two more sizable breakfast portions if desired.
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