Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars + Giveaway

Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365

Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365

I have a bad habit of skipping breakfast when I’m busy, which is also becoming a habit. So, I’m trying to come up with an easy, healthy breakfast for crazy mornings and snacks to take with me when I’m on the go.

Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365 Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365

There have been more days than I care to admit over the last couple of years, where I didn’t eat a single thing until dinner time. Now… how does that even happen? I mean, I really love food and I don’t think it’s healthy to get wrapped up in what I’m doing, and forget to eat. I always have a big dinner, but that doesn’t make up for my bad (erratic) behavior. It’s a lot like working out once a week and expecting great results – not going to happen.

Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365

I’m on a mission to change my ways, and these Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars are a great start. They’re assembled the night before, so they make the perfect grab and go breakfast. As much as I’d like to be the kind of person who has a full breakfast, I don’t actually make the time and I’m not super hungry in the morning. I love having something already made that’s ready for me when the mid-morning hunger finally strikes.

Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365 Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars | GI 365

And… now for the giveaway! A couple of months ago Healthy Recipes Magazine featured my Parmesan Zucchini Gratin, and they offered me a chance to give away a 1 year subscription of their wonderful magazine to my readers! Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win!

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About the Magazine

Healthy Recipes Magazine started back in May of this year by Louise from Ancestral Chef and her husband as a way to deliver amazingly delicious and healthy recipes to readers. She’s always loved food and eating.  Unfortunately, eating healthy wasn’t something she understood until several years ago.  Now, she helps share her knowledge and love of good food to anyone that enjoys it, and that’s what both her blog and the magazine is all about!

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Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 can coconut milk, 13.66 ounces
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, Grade A
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cardamom, freshly ground if possible
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons chia seeds, (6 Tablespoons for really thick pudding)
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, oranges, and bananas
  • 2 - mason jars, the 1 pint size
Instructions
  1. Mix together the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cardamom, and water until fully combined, I used a blender for mine.
  2. Place 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds in each of the 2 jars.
  3. Pour the coconut mixture evenly into each jar. Stir to fully mix in the chia seeds and secure the lids on the jars.
  4. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
  5. Serve with your choice of chopped fruit.
Notes
This recipe is for 2 servings, but it's really easy to multiply to serve more people. Also, I like to add more or less salt to taste depending on how much I work out. If you can't find cardamom, cinnamon is really good too!


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11 Comments on “Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars + Giveaway”

  1. Katie Cross

    First of all, I’m all over giveaways. But second- this idea is amazing.

    I only work twice a week, but I have to leave around 6 in the morning to get to my job, so this would be a perfect grab and go breakfast. I have to run to the store today, so these ingredients will definitely hit my list. I’ll let you know what I think.

    Thanks so much!

  2. Katie Cross

    By the way, I tried it out today and feel like it’s more of the most scrumptious dessert ever than a breakfast option . . . although I’ll take it as both.

    Maybe it’s just me, but the chia seeds make it the perfect texture. I also added some cinnamon, and it’s amazing.

    1. Kari

      Glad you liked it! I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so I’m always looking for something healthy and sweet for breakfast but this is really good for dessert too!

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