Fruit layered chia pudding

Chia seeds are always being talked about recently as one of these new ‘superfoods’ that we should all be eating more of.  Whether or not this is true, they are delicious.  This fruit layered chia pudding is an excellent way of getting some more fruit into your diet, and it tastes a lot naughtier than it is.  In fact, you could make a smaller portion to have as a snack or dessert after dinner.

Serves 2

What you’ll need:

  • 80 g chia seeds
  • 480 ml milk
  • 3 strawberries
  • 2 handfuls of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 mango
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method:

  1. In a two glass jars, bowls or any other suitable item that takes your fancy (I used jam jars so I could take these out of the house to eat) equally divide one of the fruits to form a layer
  2. Add a tablespoon of chia seeds and then add another layer of fruit
  3. Repeat this layering of fruit followed by one tablespoon of chia seeds until all the fruit is used up
  4. Add the remaining chia seeds to the top and pour 240 ml milk into each jar
  5. Sprinkle one tablespoon of desiccated coconut on to the top of each jar, cover and refrigerate overnight

Substitutions:

  • Use whatever fruits that you want to, as long as you enjoy it there’s no right or wrong ones to use
  • For a chocolatey treat, mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder with the milk before adding it to the fruit and seeds
  • Nut butters can also be added to the milk for some extra flavour
  • If you’re vegan, or just fancy something different, coconut milk can be used to replace both the milk and the desiccated coconut

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