High Calorie Coconut Chia Pudding
This is a recipe for one of those days... a HEAVY lifting day, a crazy workouts day, a Beast Kettlebell Swings workout day...
- 1 can coconut milk I like the Organic 365 Brand
- 2 T tupelo honey Or less of it, or stevia - or nothing!
- 4 T chia seeds or 40g
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt VERY tiny pinch
- The real fun with this recipe is adding in all the extra goodies - this is a great way to experiment with other superfoods too. My personal favorite optional add ins are shredded dried unsweetened coconut and of course dried goji berries.
- Here's the deal with this pudding - if you eat the whole container, its 1,050 calories. So, eat accordingly. I usually split it up into 4ths. The nutrient content of this pudding is absolutely off the charts by the way - so with a little self control you have a real treat for your tastebuds and your bod. Besides it's SUPER simple. Don't even think about using that freaky watered down "low fat" coconut milk. BLECH!!!
- OK - get a pyrex container (I have a ton of these, and use the nice round 1 quart with a rubber liand empty the contents of the entire coconut milk can into it.
- Add the chia seeds and stir well, add all the other ingredients stirring well between each one. The trick is to get the chia seeds equally suspended in the coconut milk - as they absorb the moisture, they will thicken the coconut milk into a tapioca like consistency.
- After everything is added, put the lid on the container and store it in the refrigerator. About 1/2 hour later, give it a good stir again, to make sure the seeds haven't just settled on the bottom. In a total of 1 hour, the pudding should be ready, though it is totally sublime if you let it sit in the fridge overnight.
- Other notable add ins which may give you ideas:The last little bits of pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.Crushed Brazil nutsRaisins and other dried fruitsSesame and other seeds
Variant Alert! To make this variant, just add 2-4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to this recipe, and maybe some extra chia seeds too... stir it vigorously and after it has set up overnight, top with pecans, shredded coconut, or whatever you wish. I use a 3 cup, shallow rectangular pyrex dish for it... and it usually lasts through 2-4 "snackings"