Healthy Vegan Coconut Chia Pudding

Its here!  Its here!  A respite from the rain and gray!  Spring weather has finally ARRIVED in Seattle!  Tulips are blooming and that big ball of fire in the sky is basking us in its warm rays.  Its Seattle, so my standards aren’t high, but we hit 70 the other day!!  70!  Whoop!

The first sign of spring weather makes me a little nutty.  I got all pioneer-y and was tilling up the soil in our little raised garden beds and dreaming about what to plant in them, forgetting that I am a horrible vegetable gardener.

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Every dinner has been made on the grill.  And we have been prolonging staying outdoors as long as possible with the help of our fire bowl and hot tea.  And, most importantly, we have been breaking out the warmish weather treats.  Although this No-Cook Coconut Chia Pudding might taste like a treat, shhhh, its pretty darn good for you.  Tastes little tapioca balls but with all the antioxidants and protein of Chia.  It is made with coconut milk, coconut water, chia seeds, vanilla extract, shredded unsweetened coconut, and a pinch of salt.  Top it with your choice of fruit and honey, and you have a satisfying little snack or dessert.  Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes of prep!!

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Healthy Vegan Coconut Chia Pudding

Active time: 5 minutes                          Total time (including chilling): 3 hours
Servings: 8
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 – 14oz. can coconut milk (approximately 1 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • Fresh berries or other fruit, for serving
  • Honey (optional), for serving

In a large jar or bowl, add chia and shredded coconut.  Pour in coconut milk*, and coconut water.  Stir to combine.  Then Gently stir in vanilla and salt.

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Cover or fasten the lid and refrigerate for 3+ hours for the chia seeds to gel and the pudding to thicken.  Can be stored in refrigerator or up to one week.

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Serve in small bowls topped with fruit and honey if desired:)

(*Note: Use full fat coconut milk.  If coconut milk is separated or has non-liquid sections, lightly warm coconut milk on stove-top while stirring just until combined and liquid throughout.)

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