Raw Chia Seed Pudding/Smoothie
Today on the blog I am sharing one of my favorite recipes to make when I need an energy boost or when I’m craving something sweet and satisfying. This Raw Chia Seed Pudding/Smoothie is perfect for people who are looking to add a little extra substance to smoothies.
How gorgeous is it?? Now the one necessity for making this smoothie is that you must be okay with the texture of tapioca pudding. I know some people can’t handle the texture, so I’m warning you now. For the rest of us, the pudding at the bottom of the smoothie is to die for. I absolutely love the coconut milk / chia combination because it becomes so sweet and flavorful and tastes like childhood again (who else ate those pudding snacks as a kid??).
This is also an extremely versatile snack. Either make the pudding the night before in a mason jar and add the smoothie on top before you run out the door, or sit down to a pudding / smoothie bowl and mix the two together. This is also a beautiful snack to make for family and friends if you have a nice, stemless glass like the one in the pictures. If you aren’t normally a smoothie drinker, this recipe will definitely change your perspective. Not only will the fruit energize you and fill you with anti-oxidizing vitamins and minerals, but the chia seeds will improve your skin and cellular function. It’s a win-win!
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- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 small chunk ginger
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp honey
- Mix together chia seeds, honey and coconut milk in a separate glass and allow to sit for 4 hours, or overnight for optimal results
- Remove stems from strawberries and set 2-3 to the side. Add remaining strawberries into your blender along with ginger, banana, ice, and water. Blend until smooth
- Take your chia pudding and either keep it in the original glass or transfer to a new glass. Slice your remaining 2-3 strawberries thinly and press them against the sides of your glass or jar. They will stick easily, just make sure to press them firmly until stuck.
- Pour your smoothie into the glass slowly. Top with chopped cacao beans or nibs, extra strawberries and fresh mint, and enjoy!