Monday, October 17, 2011

Coconut Water Chia Pudding w/ Tropical Fruit + PRANA

Are there any chia fans out there? I will admit I've never tried to make a chia pudding before today. We've used chia seeds as an egg replacement and to make raw jam and sprinkled on top of salads. But never pudding...and after seeing the many chia puddings on pure2raw (one of our fav blogs!) I figured it was finally time!

For this pudding I used half coconut water and half hemp seed milk. You can use any kind of nut milk you'd like, or even coconut milk! That would make sense now wouldn't it? The coconut water is naturally sweet so I didn't even add any syrup or stevia. There's no need! 

1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup hempseed milk (or other nut milk)
1/4 cup chia seeds

Combine all ingredients in a bowl or container and store in the fridge overnight. Top it off with fruit. I used mango, kiwi, banana and papaya because they go well with coconut.

A taste of the tropics!
The chia seeds we used was from a sample sent to us from PRANA. They also sell trail mix, nuts, superfoods and snack mixes. And get this, everything is gluten-free and vegan! 



They also have an online boutique that sells hard to find dried goods. A lot of which I've never even heard of like dried barberries, dried jujubes and golden cherries. We also got to try two of their flavoured nut varieties: Tamari Almonds and Maple Nuts. Naturally the maple nuts were our favourite. Just can't help that sweet tooth! 

I didn't even notice that japanese style house in the background!














































The maple nuts were the perfect addition to this creamy avocado-pear pudding. 

This is just avocado, pear and banana blended up. I'm not a baby I swear!

8 comments:

  1. i can almost taste your tropical chia pudding! it looks delicious!

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  2. I'm so glad you posted a recipe featuring coconut water because I've been wondering about it for quite some time now! What exactly is it? What are its health benefits? Why is it so popular in the current vegan blog community?
    Thanks!
    -Ali.

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  3. @ farmersmarketvegan: Well we love coconut water because it's super hydrating and naturally contains electrolytes so it would be great after a workout plus it just tastes really good and coconut-ty!

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  4. Yum, I love chia seeds! I tend to make up my puddings with water (I know, I go against the grain) so that I can make a large batch and flavour individual serves with whatever I like: often some oat milk, vanilla, and fruit, but occasionally just defrosted mixed berries (the juice from the thawed berries flavours the chia and makes it blood-red. Yum!)... I definitely use way less chia than you, though. Chia can absorb 8-12 times its weight in water (depending on whose opinion you trust) so I try to maximise the liquid to chia ratio. Thrifty vegans! ;)

    @farmersmarketvegan - Fresh coconut water is delicious (but I find the bottled sort generally pretty average) but also full of potassium. And very bio-available. But mostly just delicious. ;)

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  5. yay for chia seed pudding!! looks great girls!! I would also love a bowl of the avocado pudding, so pretty too!

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  6. Just found your blog and it looks amazing! I can't wait to read more or to make this yummy looking pudding!!

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  7. Anyone looking for Prana products in 1 kg bags at should check out the Prana boutique at www.boutiqueprana.com. We ship all over Canada and the products are always the freshest of the fresh. They are also all organic, vegan & gluten-free and available to you at amazing prices!! It doesn't get much better than that!

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  8. i love chia pudding!!! it is so delicious. love the idea of combining it with coco water :)

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