Chia Pudding [Whole 30]
This 5 ingredient deliciousness has grown to be my husbands and my favorite evening snack. This makes 4-5 jars at a time, depending on your portion preference.
- 1 can Coconut Milk (I've done this with almond milk too, see note below)
- 6 Tbs Chia Seeds
- 4 Dates
- 2 Cups Frozen Fruit of Your Choice
- Dash of vanilla
SUPER easy, here we go....
Start with 4 Dates, soak them in water to soften them. My cheat is heating up a cup of water for a minute and a half or so and dropping thdates (pitted) in the water for a couple minutes. This softens them super fast.
After a few minutes, add the can of coconut milk and the dates to the blender and let the dates blend completely. This is where I add vanilla because I like the flavor but you can definitely opt out.
Next pour this into a container with the 6 tablespoons of chia seeds, I prefer glass so I can see through it. If you aren't familiar with Chia seeds, you have to let them "soak" so they can expand (usually 4-6 hours) in the refrigerator. You can let them sit much longer if you want to prep the night before and finish it the next day whenever you have time.
For the topping: take 2 cups of whatever frozen fruit you prefer and heat in a pan over medium heat, I have also done this with fresh fruit. Our running favorites are blueberries or strawberries and raspberries mixed. Let them cook down until they are soft and there is quite a bit of juice. Let cool...
Once your fruit has cooled and you chia pudding is thick, you simply spoon them into jars in whichever ratio you prefer, I usually get 4 good size jars. OR you can definitely keep them seperate and just serve it each time you eat this deliciousness. I just prefer the jars because they are prepped (whole 30) and quite frankly more fun to eat that way. ENJOY!
***I've also done this with Almond milk instead. If you opt for almond milk it's still tasty but quite a bit thinner, I prefer the custard thickness. Almond milk is thinner in general so it would help to put the chia and milk in a jar that you could give a quick she every couple hours to evenly distribute the seeds.