This simple but delicious coconut chia pudding is topped with fresh ripe mango. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for a healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert. You need just a handful of nutrient-dense ingredients, including chia seeds, coconut milk, and mango.

Do you have a big bag of chia seeds in your pantry, and are you wondering “what do I make with chia seeds?” As a Registered Dietitian, I’ve got plenty of chia seed recipes for you, including this delicious and nutritious mango coconut chia pudding.

Made with a handful of simple ingredients, this chia seed pudding recipe is a perfect make-ahead breakfast option. Or eat it as a healthy snack or dessert! This overnight chia seed pudding is vegan, gluten free, and dairy free.

What is chia pudding?

Chia pudding is a dish made by mixing chia seeds, a liquid, sweetener, and flavorings together. Once mixed with liquid, chia seeds soak up many times their weight in liquid, expand, and soften. The result is a healthy pudding-like treat!

What does chia seed pudding taste like?

Chia seeds take on the flavor of the liquid they are soaked in, so you can make it taste like anything you’d like! This mango coconut chia pudding tastes like a coconutty pudding topped with sweet fresh mango.

Chia pudding has a thick and pudding-like consistency. Some say it is similar to tapioca pudding, because the chia seeds mimic the texture of tapioca pearls.

Ingredients in mango coconut chia pudding

You need just 6 main ingredients to make this chia pudding recipe:

Ingredient substitution suggestions

  • You can swap mango for another tropical fruit, like pineapple or papaya.
  • Use honey instead of maple syrup for similar results. (Recipe will no longer be vegan with honey).
  • For a richer, more dessert like chia pudding, use full fat canned coconut milk.

Kitchen tools needed

You will need a large jar or tupperware container with a lid and a good knife to cut up the mango.

How to make mango coconut chia pudding

  1. Add chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and pinch of salt to your jar or bowl.
  2. Mix everything up very well.
  3. Let the pudding sit for a few minutes, then give it another good stir.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour – ideally overnight.
  5. To serve, portion into 3 bowls or jars and top with diced fresh mango and shredded coconut.

How long does chia pudding last in the fridge?

Chia pudding will stay fresh stored in the fridge for 3-5 days. I recommend storing the chia pudding and any toppings like fresh fruit separately, to ensure the toppings maintain their texture.

Because of this, chia pudding is a good meal prep recipe!

Chia seeds nutrition benefits

These little seeds are small but mighty! Chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds provides:

  • 5.5 grams of dietary fiber, primarily from soluble fiber (20 percent of your daily needs)
  • 3.7 grams of plant-based protein
  • 0.330 mg thiamin (28 percent of your daily needs)
  • 78.79 mg magnesium (20 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.25 mg copper (28 percent of your daily needs)
  • 129.04 mg phosphorus (18 percent of your daily needs)
  • Small amounts of several other essential minerals, including calcium, zinc, selenium, potassium, and iron

In addition, a majority of the fat in chia seeds comes from omega-3 essential fatty acids. This type of fat is essential in our diet because our bodies cannot produce it. Omega-3 fatty acids have heart health benefits, as they can decrease inflammation and help lower cholesterol levels.

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Mango Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: serves 3
  • Category: breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This simple but delicious coconut chia pudding is topped with fresh ripe mango. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for a healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert. You need just a handful of nutrient-dense ingredients, including chia seeds, coconut milk, and mango.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Add chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and salt to a large jar or tupperware with lid. Mix everything up very well for about 30 seconds.
  2. Let the chia pudding sit for 2-3 minutes, then give it another good stir.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour until chia pudding is quite thick and gelatinous – ideally overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, dice up mango into small cubes.
  5. Portion chia pudding into three serving containers and top each with mango cubes and a generous sprinkle of shredded coconut.

Notes

How long does chia pudding last in the fridge?

Chia pudding will stay fresh stored in the fridge for 3-5 days. I recommend storing the chia pudding and any toppings like fresh fruit separately, to ensure the toppings maintain their texture.

Because of this, chia pudding is a good meal prep recipe!

Ingredient substitution suggestions

  • You can swap mango for another tropical fruit, like pineapple or papaya.
  • Use honey instead of maple syrup for similar results. (Recipe will no longer be vegan with honey).
  • For a richer, more dessert like chia pudding, use full fat canned coconut milk.

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