Tropical Chia Pudding

Tropical chia pudding with banana, mango, and lime.  Quick and easy!

Tropical chia pudding with banana, mango, and lime.  Quick and easy!

vegan | wfpb | quick | easy | gluten-free | refined sugar-free


Breakfast Ready in about 5 Minutes

We have a pretty solid  routine in the morning, yet curveballs do get thrown once in awhile that interrupt the flow, giving me less time to get breakfasts together.  That's when chia pudding saves the day.  I love it because it's loaded with so many good things to help kids get through their busiest days, including omega-3s, protein, fiber, and calcium - with vitamins in the included fruit to help absorb such important nutrients.  The kids love it because it seems like dessert for breakfast.  We all love it because it can be ready in 5 minutes or made the night before and placed in the fridge, waiting for the next person who could use a good boost.

I like to make snack-sized jars of this delicious stuff to keep in the fridge for such moments.  Cute little 4 ounce mason jars work great.  It's just the right amount to totally satisfy sweet cravings - with no added sugar!  Just the good stuff.  

Since we are relying on the fruit to sweeten this pudding, it's best to get both the fruit portion and chia seed portion on your spoon together.

Tropical chia pudding:  the ideal breakfast or snack.

Tropical chia pudding:  the ideal breakfast or snack.

Chia puddings travel well (as long as you have a secure lid and insulated bag) so they work for lunches, too.

This tropical treat is our current favorite.  I recently bought a crate of organic mangos and we've been feasting on them!  In fact, earlier this week my daughter and I had a great time making mango salsa together for the Cinco de Mayo celebration in her Spanish class.  Can't go wrong with mango!  

Lime enhances the lovely mango flavors.

Lime enhances the lovely mango flavors.



tropical chia pudding recipe

vegan | wfpb | quick | easy | gluten-free | refined sugar-free


YIELD:  1 full serving or 2 snack-sized (double recipe for 2/quadruple for 4)
PREP/COOK TIME:  5-10 minutes

RECIPE CATEGORY:  Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
PRIMARY TOOLS:  spoon
COOKING METHOD: stir

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Tropical chia pudding is so quick and easy!

Tropical chia pudding is so quick and easy!


Easy Cashew Milk, by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Cashew Milk, by Beautiful Ingredient


 

Note:  With sliced banana, this chia pudding is best eaten right away.  If you're packing it for later, the lime can help keep the banana from browning.  Squeeze the lime over the top before sealing the container, making sure the lime juice gets to all the banana slices.  Leave the piece of lime on top.  Without the fruit, prepared chia seed pudding can be refrigerated for up to three days.  Add the fruit right before eating.