I recently bought my first package of chia seeds. I’m not sure what took me so long to get on board with this nutrition powerhouse. Chia seeds have many health benefits, including a significant dose of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium. This mango chia pudding is just one of the many ways you can incorporate chia seeds into your diet. You can add them to smoothies, and they can be mixed with water to use as an egg replacer. A reader also told me that you can grind them up and use them in place of xanthan gum in gluten-free baking. I’m looking forward to trying this. Check out this post from Wellness Mama for several other ways to use chia seeds.
This mango chia pudding recipe is a simple way to add these healthy little seeds to your diet. Adapted from Wellness Mama’s basic chia pudding recipe, this dish makes a great snack or dessert. You can even eat this pudding for breakfast without feeling guilty. Serve it with berries or sprinkle with shredded coconut.
Mango Chia Pudding
$.57 per serving
- 2 cups milk dairy or non-dairy
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups mango chunks
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbs maple syrup or honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until well-combined (although you’ll still have little bits of the seeds).
The mixture will start to thicken immediately. For best results, cover the pudding and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
Mango Chia Pudding Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $2.84 to make, or $.57 per serving (⅔ cup). Costco has a great price on chia seeds ($.44 per ounce) if you want to stock up on this nutritious ingredient. Mango chia pudding is a delicious, healthy snack that will help you feel full until your next meal.