This sweet and fruity recipe only requires 5 simple ingredients!
Our coconut mango chia pudding cups might sound like a dessert (and they certainly can be), but they also make a great breakfast or midday snack. This sweet and creamy recipe will give you something to look forward to no matter what time of day you choose to indulge. And while the flavors and textures are enough to make us crave this clean and delicious treat, it’s also worth noting that it’s packed with a wide range of nutrients. Sounds like a win-win to me!
Our Coconut Mango Chia Pudding is a Meal Prepper’s Dream
Recipes like this are essential to anyone who’s interested in meal prepping. Sure, you can make any meal or snack ahead of time, but very few will taste their best the next day. Our coconut mango chia pudding cups will actually get better as the days pass! This particular recipe will last in your fridge for about five days, but good luck not eating it all before then!
This 5-ingredient recipe is very similar to overnight oats: Prepare it before bed and wake up to a super fruity and satisfying meal in the morning. If you always seem to be running out the door, feel free to make these chia pudding cups in mason jars or Tupperware so you can grab them and go! Having nutritious recipes ready to eat whenever you need them will keep you on track to your fitness goals.
Remember that Wide Range of Nutrients We Mentioned?
One of these pudding cups offers six grams of muscle-building protein. Furthermore, each individual serving contains plenty of healthy fat and fiber, both of which will keep you full and focused for hours.
For this recipe, we decided to use lite coconut milk, as it is lower in fat but still offers the same great flavor as its full-fat counterpart. Coconut milk offers a healthy dose of iron, potassium, and magnesium, which are essential minerals for healthy blood, muscles, and nerves.
Chia seeds and flax seeds are largely responsible for the fiber content of this recipe. They contribute quite a bit of the “good” fats, too. Both of them are rich in minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and more! Chia seeds are also rich in vitamin E, which is important for the health of your blood, brain, skin, and other vital organs.
Lastly, mangos provide a substantial amount of vitamin C. This vitamin plays an enormous role in growth, healing, and immune health.
Just a Few Minutes of Prep Time
In a large bowl, combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, and flax seeds. If you would like to turn this into a plant-based recipe, you can substitute honey for a vegan-friendly sweetener like coconut nectar or agave nectar. Once the ingredients are evenly combined, separate the mixture into six separate cups, bowls, or containers.
To prepare the mango, cut around the pit and scoop out the flesh. Place the mango in a food processor and pulse a few times until the mango is mostly smooth. If you don’t have access to a food processor, you can use a blender instead!
Finally, finish preparing the pudding cups by layering the mango on top of each individual serving cup. Place the cups in the refrigerator and chill for at least 8 hours. When you’re ready to eat them, just grab a pudding cup and dig in!
Coconut Mango Chia Pudding Cups
- 27 ounces lite coconut milk (2) 13.5-ounce cans
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 3 mangos large
- Combine coconut milk, chia seeds, flax seeds, and honey.
- Separate mixture into 6 separate cups or bowls
- Prep mango by cutting around the pit and scooping out the flesh
- Place in a food processor and pulse 2-3 times or until smooth with a few chunks
- Layer the mango on top of the coconut milk mixture in each cup
- Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours
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