Chia seeds have become synonymous with clean eating and the term "superfood". And what better way to incorporate chia seeds into your clean eating program than with an easy, healthy dessert that uses another superfood, coconut milk.
That's why you're going to love this coconut chia pudding recipe!
This recipe is an easy healthy dessert that tastes great and is perfect as a cheat meal.
Without further ado, let's get cooking!
Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe
Here's how to make a scrumptious coconut chia pudding recipe with coconut milk.
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar, or more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt Morton Iodized Salt
- 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries (optional)
- Place the chia seeds in a bowl.
- Whisk the coconut milk, unsweetened coconut milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl
- The pour the chia seeds into the mixture and stir well.
- Allow the coconut milk and chia seed mixture to soak for at least 20 minutes until thick.
- Stir the pudding some more and top with fresh strawberries.
If it’s easier to watch, here’s a video on how to make healthy coconut chia pudding:
As if you needed more convincing to bookmark this recipe, here are some of the top benefits of both coconut milk and chia seeds.
Health Benefits of Coconut Milk
Is the hype around coconut milk justified?
Let's take a look at the benefits of coconut milk.
Coconut Milk May Help Weight Loss and Boost Your Metabolism
Studies show that the medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) fats in coconut milk may aid weight loss and strengthen your body’s metabolism.
Coconut Milk Can Help Fight Viruses and Bacteria
The MCTs fats in coconut milk can reduce the levels of viruses and bacteria that cause infections in different parts of the body.
Coconut Milk Can Help Build Muscle
There is evidence that medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) fatty acids can enhance physical performance and build muscle by increasing energy expenditure.
Coconut Milk May Prevent Overeating
Coconut milk is high in healthy fats, which will help keep you full and prevent overeating or snacking throughout the day.
Coconut Milk Provides Electrolytes and Prevents Fatigue DOMS
Coconut milk provides essential minerals that help prevent dehydration. Replenishing electrolytes is important for your body, especially after a work-out. Electrolytes help prevent exhaustion, plus muscle aches or cramps that can result from exercise.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
I'm sure you've also heard chia seeds being described as as "superfood", but just how healthy are they and what are the benefits exactly?
Chia Seeds Contain Important Bone Nutrients
Chia seeds are high in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein which all help to maintain bone health.
The calcium content is particularly impressive and may be higher than most dairy products. Just one ounce of chia seeds contains 18% of the RDI.
Chia Seeds Contain High Protein and Fiber Content
Protein contains amino acids, which are the building-blocks for optimum muscle growth. When training to gain muscle, a high fiber intake removes waste that can exert biochemical stress on the body.
Chia Seeds Contain Antioxidant Properties
Chia seeds are high in antioxidants that can help combat oxidative stress associated with inflammation.
Chia Seeds Can Prevent Skin Damage
Chia Seeds antioxidants speed up the skin’s repair systems and prevent further damage. Taking chia seeds can prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation and free radical damage.
Chia Seeds May Help Heart Health
Chia seeds have the ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it extremely beneficial to consume for heart health.
Make Healthy Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Today!
Chia Seeds and coconut milk are some of the healthiest superfoods for your body. It’s a great go-to snack for after your workout that’s not only refreshing, but can help build muscle in addition to a huge range of other benefits. muscle-building too.
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