Jun 5, 2012

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding



I'm addicted to coconut, when I was pregnant it was all I craved! Combine that with mango and I'm in heaven!

...and using chia seeds to make an easy, healthy form of pudding which requires no cooking? Genius!

Chia pudding has a sort of tapioca texture, you simply combine all the ingredients and refrigerate overnight. The little tiny chia seeds when soaked in liquid expand to more than 4 times their size!


They don't really have much of a taste, the texture is similar to passion fruit if you've ever eaten one. And in case you're wondering, yes it's the same chia seed used to make Chia Pets. Chia is an excellent source of omega fatty acids and full of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Aside from making pudding, you can add them to smoothies, muffins, and my favorite, I throw them in my bowl of cereal.


Tested this pudding out on my pickiest family member, my teenage daughter Karina and she LOVED it to my surprise, she usually puts her nose up at some of my healthy creations.

What do you do with your chia? Would love to hear!


Mango Coconut Chia Pudding
www.skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 159.1 • Fat: 9.6 g • Protein: 3.6 g • Carb: 17.9 g • Fiber: 6.5 g • Sugar: 9.2 g
Sodium: 52.2 mg

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh ripe champagne mango, diced
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
  • 4-6 drops Nu-Naturals liquid stevia (or sugar/honey to taste)

Directions:


Combine all ingredients in a large container. Mix well and close container. Refrigerate overnight or at least 5-6 hours.


Divide into 2 bowls or glass dishes and serve. Enjoy!

257 comments :

  1. I love chia seeds. I put them in my 4year olds yogurt everyday. I also add them to any smoothies. I am looking forward to making this recipe.

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  2. Just bought some this past weekend and used them to make overnight refrigerated oatmeal (with oatmeal, greek yogurt, skim milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and frozen blueberries).
    I will be trying this pudding next! Thanks for the recipe

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    1. I do the same exact thing, but I vary my fruit to whatever I pick up at the grocery that week :) And it's a GREAT addition to my overnight oats!

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    2. I've been making this also. Loving it. I make Mango/Almond and frozen mixed berry with vanilla yogurt. We really love the flavors and textures.

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    3. Could you send me the recipe for the Overnight Refrigerated Oatmeal? mike69361@gmail.com

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    4. Just emailed you Mike!

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    5. Would you mind sending to me as well? :) sarahjeansmith@yahoo.com thanks!!

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    6. Can you please send me the Overnight Refrigerated Oatmeal recipe too? jenny.raspet@gmail.com

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    7. Ooh yum. Would it be to much to ask for the recipe for overnight oatmeal as well?
      turkey.lurkey.47@gmail.com
      Thank you so much!

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    8. If you are still giving the overnight oats recipe out I would love it too, please :o) fmk.abidi786@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much and cannot wait to try making them!!

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    9. Would any of you be willing to please send me the recipe for the overnight oatmeal as well? I'm sorry, I know you got a lot of requests for it. My email is kendiland@yahoo.com

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    10. Can you share your recipe for the overnight oatmeal?

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    11. Actually found a great site :)

      http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal

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    12. Can I please request for you to send the overnight oatmeal recipe to me at spenolina@gmail.com....THANKS :)

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    13. me! Me me! I'd love that recipe, too. gourmified@gmail.com

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    14. Hi Debbye
      I would also love to have the overnight oatmeal recipe.
      Thanks
      Sara
      psrhoden@yahoo.com

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    15. I'm going to add myself to the list of ppl asking for the overnight oatmeal recipe!
      lehrlichmenard@gmail.com

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    16. Me too plz....mcardenas410@gmail.com

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  3. Yum, I'm diggin' this recipe and love that your teenage daughter liked it too!

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  4. COULD YOU USE COCONUT MILK INSTEAD OF ALMOND?

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  5. Where would I find chia seeds?

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    1. Health food store. Usually near flax seeds.

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    2. You can find them in bulk bins at health or organic foods stores. I found mine in a refrigerated section with such items like Aloe Vera juice (at Earthfare).

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    3. Got mine at GNC.

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    4. I've also bought chia seeds from Amazon grocery, as we live in a small town with limited selection.

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    5. You can get a big bag at Costco too! I think it was less than $8.00 and huge. I use them in muffins, bread, yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, on salad, etc.

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    6. Whole Foods has them

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    7. Trader Joe's just started carrying them.

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  6. I just ordered some chia seeds! Looks like I'll be giving this a try shortly. :)

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  7. I never had Chia before - might have to give it a try. This recipe reminds me of a dessert that my grandma from Thailand would make. It was Mango with a coconut sticky rice - My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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  8. I've never seen chia seeds before, but I may have to try them.

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  9. Also wondering about an almond milk substitute.. Rice or coconut milk for those of us with nut allergy?

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    1. You can use any mil you wish. I just like almond milk, use coconut milk to go with the flavors.

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  10. Love chia pudding! I just made a mini batch of chia-oat granola for a quick snack yogurt parfait. They're perfect for sneaking in some extra nutrition, just have to make sure they don't get stuck between your teeth as they're prone to do! :)

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  11. I heart Chia Seeds!!! I put them in all my smoothies and also throw in my cereal. I also put them in my 3 year old's oatmeal. Never thought of making pudding out of them, GREAT idea!

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  12. I'm allergic to mango. Any other suggestions? Pineapple perhaps?

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. I'm also allergic to mango. I suppose pineapple could work but it is a different texture.

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    2. You could probably do Peaches since the texture of peaches and mango are similar.

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    3. I am allergic to mango. Talked to mom, the FACS (home-ec) teacher who suggested kiwi, apricot or mandrin oranges. Getting ready to make it with the oranges now!

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    4. I'm thinking blueberries. I may also try it with chocolate almond milk.

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  13. I just ordered Chia yesterday. You in my search history, Gina? Definitely excited to make this.

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  14. Can you freeze this? I'd love to make a big batch!

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  15. I haven't tried chia seeds yet, but I am curious! I love that bowl!! So cool.

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  16. Can you tell me what kind of fruit it is?

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  17. Chia Seeds are available in Indian stores - they are called Tuk-Muria or Alsee. Ask for Falooda Seeds or near the Falooda Drink mixes.

    This is awesome! Thanks so much, I've used this for Falooda never tried it in any different form!

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    1. Chia is NOT the same as Tuk-Muria. Tuk-Muria is from the basil plant. They look similar but are completely different seeds, nutritional value and all included. Google and you will find they are not the same.

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  18. I've never tried it, it's not easily available in Poland. Pity :(

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  19. My daughter is deathly allergic to coconut anything. What else could I use instead of shredded coconut? I am already going to use 1 cup of almond milk. Thanks. Sounds great. they have chia seeds in the health food store (Abundent Living) by me.

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    1. I use thin sliced almonds to add texture to my chia pudding. You can also use finely chopped walnuts. A little bit of chopped dried pineapple might be nice as well! Good luck!

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    2. maybe golden raisins? I also thought of almonds for texture.

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  20. I love the mango, almond milk, and coconut combination. That sounds delicious! I've never had chia seeds but, they look like lots of fun to use in a recipe! I'm going to have to look into buying some.

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  21. It looks like namva! Can chia seeds be used for namva instead of the tapioca pearls? I hate the long boiling process of the tapioca pearls.

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  22. I soak chia seeds in warm prune juice overnight and it makes a yummy gel that I eat straight or stir into yogurt. 1 cup prune juice with 1/4 cup chia seeds. I also put it in my oatmeal while cooking it.

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  23. Taryn Camp6/5/12, 6:32 PM

    If I use agave instead of stevia, how much should I use? Thanks!

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    1. It's to taste, maybe a teaspoon?

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    2. I just did this without even seeing Gina's reply...I used just under a teaspoon and it seemed perfect! My only regret is that I have to wait until tomorrow to eat this!

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  24. Just started experimenting with my Chia Seeds this past week actually and this is a great recipe! Had mine with green tea, berries and some stevia but i definitely would like to add some almond/coconut milk for something new! I love how it tastes good with pretty much any kind of snack

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  25. Wow, that looks and sounds so delicious.
    Will be making this asap!

    Angela - The Lovely Cup

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  26. Oh my gosh! So excited about this :)

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  27. I'm currently obsessed with what I call Tropical Breakfast Parfaits - with Chia Seeds! 1/4 cup old fashioned oats, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup milk (of any kind - I use unsweetened almond), 1 Tbls chia seeds, 1 tsp honey, a couple drops of almond extract. Shake all of that up in a mason jar, then stir in the fruit of your choice - my favorite is diced pineapple! Refrigerate over night. Enjoy first thing in the morning. I love waking up to a delicious and healthy breakfast without having to use any pre-coffee brain power. ;)

    (PS - This is my blog/ specifically a post I did on an easy veg dish. :) ---> http://firsttimebabybumps.blogspot.com/2012/03/free-for-all-fridays.html )

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    1. Tropical Breakfast Parfaits sounds yummy. What is the point value?

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  28. If you substituting sugar or honey for the stevia drops, what would the amount be?

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  29. I was surprised there were 60 calories in a tbls of chia seeds. Love them though.

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  30. This looks amazing - can't wait to give it a go!

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  31. Wow I'm sorry but this sounds and looks digusting. I usually love your recipes, but lately, not too much. They've been TOO over the top healthy (black bean burgers, Chia pudding, etc). I miss the old Skinnytaste :(

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    1. Are you serious?? Jeez people are crazy. Right before the burgers were "fried" pickles, frozen yogurt and chocolate chip cookies, and cupcakes. Get a life.

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    2. Jamie, that's not nice. I'd expect my 13-yr old to give me a response like that. No need to be disrespectful.

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    3. I agree there is no need to be disrespectful. In Jamie's defense, your first comment about it sounding and looking disgusting was, in my opinion, also disrespectful. It is nice to have some good, healthy choices, too.

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    4. I feel like saying something sounds and looks disgusting is something a 13 year old would say. How can you judge a food if you've never tried it. I am also unsure how something can be too healthy. Just a thought.

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    5. No one is going to like every recipe posted. This website, however, is filled with new and clever ways to eat well and be healthy. I, for one, appreciate being introduced to things like chia seeds! I can't wait to check this out. As strange as it may look, it may turn out to be one of the most delicious recipes ever.

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    6. FYI - the anonymous person who commented about Jamie being disrepectful is not the same anonymous person that posted the comment.
      I did not mean to be disrespectful with my comment that it looked disgusting.. but I was just stating my opinion. The picture of the pudding with all the little seeds in it, looks gross, in my opinion. That doesn't mean it doesn't taste delicious, to those that like this type of recipe. I am sure it is delicious, because all of Gina's recipes are delicious.
      I realize that there were recently fried pickles and ice cream sandwiches, but it just seems that lately, there are more recipes geared toward the uber-healthy, if that makes any sense. I love when Gina reinvents a recipe and makes it healthier.. I don't like the recipes like this one. Again, that is just my personal preference, and it not meant to disrepect Gina in any way. I LOVE Skinnytaste, and I am constantly promoting this blog to everybody I know. I was just wishing for more of the old type recipes and less recipes like this one. Gina does like to hear all of our comments and I think it is important that she hear all opinions in order to make the best blog possible!

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    7. Gina, I really appreciated your black bean burger recipe, as a vegetarian. It is nice to have the occasional meatless meal. Please please please do not do away with something that might seem unconventional to someone with less-adventured tastes. Black bean burgers really aren't unusual - they serve them at Chilis! I also love chia seeds!

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    8. So why did you have to say anything at all?Remember the saying...if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all.

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    9. As I said, If you read what I wrote, I was sharing my opinion with Gina that I prefer the "other" type of recipes, as opposed to this "type". I am sure there are other people that agree with me, as there are people that disagree. Just wanted her to be aware that we all aren't crazy about pudding with chia seeds in it, black bean burgers and now the latest, shrimp with tofu. My personal preference (again I'm sure many others would agree, and many would disagree) are the makeover recipes like the cheese frieds, Chicken Rollatini, etc, etc.

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    10. ETA - I prefer the more "classic" recipes as opposed to these obscure ones.

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    11. I think it's all a matter of opinion, and perception. To the original poster, chia seeds are obscure, but did you know that chia seeds were a HUGE part of the Aztec and Mayan diet? Whereas I doubt they were getting down with fried pickles.

      I think there are some more adventurous eaters (myself included), while there are also less adventurous eaters (my husband!!!) and it's all about striking a balance. I tried to explain to him that it really does feel just like tapioca when you eat it. He wasn't convinced and swore up and down that it looked like fish eggs. Oh well, more for me.

      I'm glad to see an array of recipes on Skinnytaste because it allows me to make off the wall treats like this pudding, while I can also please my picky husband with things like the Sante Fe Crockpot Chicken, or the Macaroni and Cheese Broccoli soup.

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    12. I have over 500+ recipes on this site, so if someone doesn't like a black bean burger or chia, make something else. I try to appeal to everyone, vegetarians, health nuts, meat lovers, cheese fries enthusiasts, etc. Maybe that's the people pleaser in me, but I am also making what I want to try and share. I take no offense if you don't want to try something, but you may be surprised in discovering something new. Anyway... if I post something uber healthy, I try to post something traditional the next time to keep it balanced.

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    13. It's your blog Gina! I love all of your recipes and YES you do have variety which I love. You will always have a complainer/someone not happy. Let it roll of your back, shrug your shoulders and eat your pudding or black bean burger while reading comments. I will say because of you I have discovered Chia Seeds and both my daughter and I tried them for the first time today and we both LOVE them!! she said they tasted like the pearls you get in the bottom of the drinks you get everywhere now. I had it with my oatmeal and almond milk and to me super yummy! and hey I DO feel fuller. I am going to make this pudding for tomorrows snack time and I am so looking forward to it :) thank you for your creativity! I did start a WW FB page for everyone to bounce ideas off of and this product will be recommended for tomorrows post along with your link for the pudding :) ..thank you!!! have an awesome day :)
      Mandy

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  32. Gotta try the CHIA thing- have never experimented at all with that!! Hey, can't wait to see you in Seattle!

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  33. I love the idea of just putting it in the fridge and letting it do its thing :) I've never had chia seeds, but I keep reading about all the health benefits, and I'm going to order my first bag!

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  34. Want to try this recipe. Looks like the asian desserts I had as a kid at Cambodians parties. I am hoping it taste similar.

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  35. I put Chia seeds in my chili, muffins, banana bread, smoothies, and oatmeal. I also will throw a tablespoon into my water bottle and drink it throughout the day! This looks great.

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  36. Oatmeal smoothies with chia seeds!

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  37. Wow, what a flavour-extravaganza!

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  38. OMG! I have everything at home to make this scrumptiousness! I can't wait to get out of work now and give it a try! LOL

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  39. There is a great chia seed drink, sold at Whole Foods. Just wondering which has more health benefits, Flax or Chia seeds

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    1. They are both good, I use them both for different things, flax is nutty so I love it on cereal, in muffins. Chia is so small if thrown in a cereal and eaten right away you don't even know it's there, or it has that expanding property that makes it fun for puddings.

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  40. I have made this with the coconut-almond milk and it is WONDERFUL! I am addicted to chia seeds now.

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  41. I was introduced to Chia seeds 2 months ago. I have used close to 3 lbs in that time. I have been eating them daily in smoothies. I have also added a table spoon to my water bottles. Not everyone can handle the texture, but if you can this is great to appetite control (make sure to shake the bottle so you don't end up with clumps). These are great for your digestive system.

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  42. I am obsessed with chia puddings. Currently my favourite combines a cup of canned pumpkin, a cup of almond milk, 3 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1 tbsp maple syrup to sweeten. Let sit for an hour or so, stirring every few minutes. Will also keep for a few days in the fridge. Tastes like pumpkin pie!

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    1. This sounds too good. I have a couple of questions before I try it: How many servings does this make, what is the serving size, and how many pts+ does that come out to? Thank you!

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    2. That pumpkin variation sounds amazing! My family has a local pumpkin patch every fall, and we're always handing out recipes to the customers with differnt ways to prepare squash and sugar pumpkins...this one may be on the revised list :-)

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  43. Gina.....love the bowls........any idea where you got them?????

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    1. I love those bowls too!

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    2. Im pretty darn sure those are candle holders from PartyLite!

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    3. Agreed those bowls are gorgeous. Are they from Partylite like Virginia suggested?

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  44. I love Chia and will try this recipe tonight! I use it in my oatmeal a lot. I also make an amazing "pudding" with my extra ripe almost black bananas (yum, very sweet!)- I mash them, add unsweetend cocoa powder and chia... it comes out thick, chocolatie and decadent tasting- no need to add sweetener because of the bananas.

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  45. Yum! What a wonderful dessert! I have a love for coconut too and I can't get enough of it!! I need to try your pudding! I have an abundance of chia seeds!

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  46. This sounds delicious but iveI never heard of chia , where do I buy them in Bakersfield

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    1. Bob's red mill sells chia seeds, so if you have a grocery store near you that sells their products they might carry it. I go to whole foods near me to get mine.

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    2. I found them for cheap at the Mexican market Cardenas! In the produce aisle.

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  47. I made this last night and tried some this morning. OMG this is delicious! I love using chia in my salads, and add it to my baked goods (banana bread, brownies etc) but this is a fun and delicious way to have chia. The combination of flavors is just so delicious!!!

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  48. This looks fantastic! I use chia seeds to make refrigerator oatmeal from this blog's recipes: http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal

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  49. This is amazing! I love the coconut milk and coconut!

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  50. I have a question and if anyone can answer it would be much appreciated - can you only make the pudding with the whole chia seeds or can it be made with ground chia seeds? I only have ground but I'll go out and buy the whole just to make this yummy pudding! Just wondering if what i have on hand could work..

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    1. I would completely replace your ground chia with whole chia. You lose half the nutritional value with Chia when it is ground and it also goes rancid very quickly. The "whole" chia that you can buy is actually still in the pod, which is why it expands and becomes gel-like. It should be soaked at least an hour before eating it to make sure that your body actually breaks down the pod and gets the valuable nutrients from the seed itself. The dark Chia seeds are the best to eat, the white ones have far less nutritional content.

      Also, there is a product out there called Mila by lifemax that looks ground, but it's actually de-shelled so your body absorbs all the nutrients quickly as opposed to the larger shelled "whole" chia. The mila is actually the whole seeds removed from the shell. They still gel up like the pods, but do so less.

      But ya, switch out to the pods or Mila because ground chia is no good and goes bad very quickly.

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    2. To my knowledge, there is no science to support the notion that ground chia offers less nutritional benefit than whole seeds. Most lab studies show that they are virtually identical in terms of health benefits; there are no studies showing that the whole offers any additional benefit. The shelf life of both ground and whole is also virtually identical, and the ground chia will also "gel" like the whole seed when added to water.

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  51. Do you think it would be ok to give to my 9mos son?

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  52. Thank you! I was just looking at the impulse buy of Chia seeds at Whole Foods and was wondering what to do with it ... and was happy to see that you read my brain.

    Thanks for making all these awesome recipes on our behalf!

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  53. I made this last night and it is fantastic! I used 2 Tbsp of Agave and I probably could cut that back a bit. So excited to use this idea and come up with other flavor combos! It is really filling so that's great for all of us WW Points+ counters!

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  54. Just made your coconut rice with the fiery pork last night and this is perfect for my left over coconut milk! Thanks again Gina!
    - Sarah from Austin, TX

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  55. I all too often forget to use my chia seeds but I have used them in marinara sauce, meatloaf, making burgers. Actually any place I might be using ground meats. Also use in yogurt, smoothies but haven't tried them in pudding. I will have to try that.

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  56. My doctor just "prescribed" chia seeds to help with my weight loss problems. Love that I have a recipe to try right off the bat.

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    1. I'm curious, how do chia seeds help with weight problems? Do they help you gain or lose weight? And where can I find chia seeds?

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  57. These look really good. I love mango, coconut and chia.
    I use chia seeds to make a meatballs to the sauce and orange juice

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  58. What the heck. How have I never heard of eating Chia Seeds? I feel way out of the loop here. lol appearantly lots of you enjoy them. I must have missed the memo! But now I know. :)

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  59. Gina, you need to tell us where you got those glasses from...I want them!!!

    So,I discovered your website a couple of months ago and turned into a chef from being a total mess in the kitchen. I have your page always open in my browser and pick a different recipe every day of the week.

    Yesterday I made edamame fried rice, pork carnitas, chicken ropa vieja, and chocolate crepes...my fridge is exploding with tupperwares full of your recipes!!!

    My husband totally loved the rice to which I added small cubes of chicken stir fried in soy sauce for lunch today, and asked for double portion of dinner whole wheat tortilas filled with pork carnitas and diced tomatoes and aguacate and a squeeze of lime!

    Keep the recipes coming please!
    Sara

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    1. So glad to hear that, love the recipes you tried!

      Glasses are from Home Goods :)

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  60. I put Chia in my oatmeal after it is done cooking and give it some time to cool off and for the seeds to expand. I also sometimes add it to yogurt.

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  61. Yum. I've been wanting to try chia seeds and this looks like a great way. Do you think this would be worth making without any sweeteners, or are the sweeteners a must? I'm starting a very restrictive diet to help my digestive system heal after being diagnose with celiac disease and a host of other food intolerances.

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    1. I've made it twice without sweeteners; once with mango and once with pineapple, and I thought the fruit made it sweet enough.

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  62. Since I known chia seeds I add to all the desserts that I make from a simple smoothie to cupcakes, I've also tried the chia oil capsules, they give me a lot of energy and I feel very healthy. I love chia seeds!!

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  63. Eating this for breakfast right now...YUMMY!!

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  64. Saw this yesterday and had to run out last night to buy chia seeds. I had it for breakfast this morning. It's so good and filling too! Great recipe!

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  65. I did the same thing too, never heard of chia seeds but it was so delicious , enjoying it right now

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  66. This was my first time trying a recipe with chia seeds! I thought the flavors were delicious together, but the chia seeds did not expand like I thought they would.Should I have soaked them in water prior to adding them in? I did let it sit overnight. I'm not sure what happened, but they just didn't change in size as much as I thought.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    1. I'm not sure why, were they whole seeds or crushed?

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  67. Eating this at my desk right now, delicious! I can see myself making this a lot. Thanks for a great easy recipe!

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  68. Yay! Thanks for this! My son has a dairy allergy so traditional pudding is pretty much out for him, but this would be a great "dessert" for him!

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  69. This look so good! Can't wait to try it! Btw, where did you get those glass bowls/cups that you served this in? They look awesome!

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  70. This was amazing!! I added a little fresh lemon zest when serving and it gave it that lil zip. YUM!

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  71. Just a word of caution. I tried chia about three or four years ago when I first heard of it. It gave me hives and made me feel all itchy inside. My doc says it is not all that uncommon to react that way. BTW I am not alergic to any other foods that I am aware of.

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  72. I love chia! I mix it into my kids jam for peanut butter and jelly, they dont even notice it and we use it in our smoothies. My husband puts it in his oatmeal every morning along with quinoa and flax and fresh fruit. I make myself chia frescas, fresh lemon juice, water and chia! It is like a home made caffeine free energy drink, amazing! The frescas are also filling!

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  73. I thought this was delicious. I really appreciate your efforts. I've tried a number of your recipes with great success. Your Southwest Black Bean salad continues to be a favorite amongst friends and family. I bring it to just about every barbecue during the summer. Thanks so much for your delicious recipes and beautiful photos.

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  74. this looks good! I stumbled onto making Chia tapioca pudding, when I was soaking some seeds overnight in a little vanilla almond milk for a shake the next morning, and forgot them! when I tasted the mix, I then added a dash of vanilla, dash of sea salt and a little agave nector, and it was delicious--I'd made a so simple mock tapioca pudding that is now a regular in my fridge to satisfy my occasional sweet tooth. Adding Chia seeds to my diet has been the best thing Ive ever done--Im seeing the difference--Im less hungry, more stamina, complete elimination, and my belly bloat after eating is gone. I am now going to start adding it to my dogs diets, just finished researching that, and I believe it will be beneficial as they are aging dogs. Will let everyone know what how they are doing in a 30days!

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  75. Gina, just wanted you to know that I've never tried chia seeds before but this sounds so delicious that I'm going to give them a try...and see what my family thinks about it too. Thanks for sharing recipes with foods in them that are new to some of us and also healthy.

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  76. I had this for breakfast this morning, so good!! I was thinking of making another batch but with diced cantaloupe instead of mangoes (I ran out). Do you think that would turn out okay?

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  77. Once again, I'm late to the party...but for those who might be interested, there is a book out now...simply called Chia. The info is FABULOUS! Chia IS better than flax. And, yes, it WILL help you lose weight as I am now proving to myself! It DOES curb your appetite by helping you feel full for a longer time. Chia is supposed to be able to hold nine times its weight in liquid! By doing so, it helps you stay hydrated. The bits and pieces AND recipes in the book are totally worth the price! There is SO much you can do with this little "miracle" seed. I add it to my oatmeal in the morning, mop it up with a cold muffin for some fantastic crunch, mix it yogurt...and the list just goes on and on! Do NOT turn your nose up at this wonder food! With all the Omega-3 and protein and fiber, what's not to love!?!?! Hope this helps someone! (Indiana Chris)

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  78. I never tasted anything similar. I am curious to try it...

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  79. THere is a new almond/cocnut milk blend out now by Almond Breeze which is the most delish beverage I have ever tried and is wonderful with this recipe. I just ordered 2 lbs of chia seed after trying them....I'm hooked!

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  80. Never heard of them either but bought the almond milk and chia to try it soon for breakfast! My question is...I only saw "white" chia seeds and for some reason, your recipe looks like they were black? Are there 2 kinds? Does it matter other than "appearance"?

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  81. I am addicted to chia pudding. I make a similar treat. I use 1 cup almond/coconut milk blend (almond breeze brand). 1 whole mango (which I puree). 1 dropper of vanilla stevia. 2 tablespoons chia seeds. And 1/2 teaspoon of ginger.

    I also make a simple one using almond/coconut milk,vanilla stevia, cinnamon and chia seeds.

    I make one with pumpkin and pumpkin spice (just replace quantities with any variation).

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  82. I was wondering if someone would send me the refridgerated oatmeal recipe kimberlydaisy@hotmail.com. These chai seeds look interesting. Can't wait to try. Lots of new foods being introduced lately. Great to see variety.

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  83. I can't wait! I have mangoes to use from my produce co-op basket and I'm obsessed with coconut anything...yup. It's on my to-make list today!!! Thank you so much!

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  84. I just made this last night for breakfast this morning and it was delicious!!! i used peaches instead of mango (its what I had on hand) and the Almond Breeze coconut/almond milk blend and 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw for the liquid Stevia. Unusual texture but definitely delicious and something I will make again! Thanks so much for posting this!

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  85. I just want to mention that I did make it again but with diced cantaloupe instead of mango. VERY VERY Yum!!!

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  86. I'm making this as we speak :-) or, my fridge is doing all the work! I used my silk pure cocKnut vanilla flavor for the whole cup of milk. I love that stuff it's got a great balance of richness and sweetness but not too heavy. Use it in my iced coffee and now I think I have another use!!

    However I wanted to ask how long this keeps in the fridge. I didn't see it posted anywhere. It seems like a great snack to satisfy a sweet tooth in a responsible manner. But don't want to make a triple batch to find out it turns funny after 24 hrs.

    Greatly appreciated!

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  87. Made this last night and I've had it 3 times since! I LOVE that there is so much fiber in the chia...I'm lactose intolerant, have IBS and a gluten sensitivity. This is the PERFECT breakfast/snack for me!

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  88. i want to make this NOW !!!

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  89. Gina, this looked so delicious that I went out today to buy chia seeds! It's in the fridge now, and I can't wait to try it for dessert. Thanks for such amazing and inspiring recipes

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  90. Do you think you could use frozen mango with out it changing the texture? I have some in the freezer and have everything else. I'd love to not stop at the store if I dont have to!

    Thanks!

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    1. If anyone is curious about the frozen mango - I used it and it came out exactly the same as fresh mango as far as texture goes!

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  91. This is the first time that I've tried Chia seeds. I've been flowing your blog for a little while now (and have made more recipes from you than I can count, including your pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, the Chicken Chili [which froze so good].. and tons of others..)
    I LOVE tapioca - and when I realized that the Chia seeds act just like they do, I knew this would be something to try. I am in no way, shape or form a health nut - though I enjoy putting wholesome, good food into my body!

    I don't get to eat mango nearly enough - but I was impressed by this recipe. Super fast to make and it got the pudding texture within 3-4 hours. I ate my half tonight and had to stop myself from eating the other half! It is SO good.

    Even if someone thinks it looks and sounds disgusting - they'd be surprised by the deliciousness of this recipe!

    I'm not on weight watchers, but I'm always conscious about the amount of cals/carbs/fat I am eating.

    Your website has been amazing for me - I have a sweet tooth and this way I'm still able to eat tasty foods and be healthy!

    More chia seed recipes, I say!...

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  92. I use chia seeds on my yogurt, smoothies and salads. I've been wanting to try the chia pudding and this looks amazing! I will be trying this out soon!

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  93. I bought a huge bag just to try this recipe. Will it keep in the fridge a few days or should I only make enough to eat the next day? Luckily I can feed some of the seeds to my bird, otherwise I need to find more things to put it in.

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  94. My husband and I LOVE your recipes. We haven't tried anything yet that we didn't
    Ike. I just had this for breakfast and it reminded me of the mango sticky rice you can get at Thai restaurants. Delicious and filling! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Thank you so much for such a tasty & healthy dessert recipe using chia seeds.... this recipe/chia seeds are win win in my book!! Keep up the good work, love reading all the posts :)

    ps: I used canned mango & canned pineapple pieces for convenience

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  96. I'm trying it this way because I don't have coconut milk

    1 cup almond milk
    1 teaspoon coconut extract
    2 pkts stevia
    1 tablespoon sweetened coconut
    2 tablespoons chia seeds

    I've noticed the longer it sits in the fridge the better it gels up :) 2 days is probably best from my experience

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  97. I bought chia seeds for the first time last night.

    I mixed up this pudding using 2pkts of splenda and a dash of pure vanilla flavoring instead of stevia.

    I also made the Overnight Oats in a jar which was my breakfast.

    I can't wait to try this tonight as a treat after dinner!

    Thanks Gina!

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  98. This is absolutely the best tasting healthy treat. Chia seeds with the coconut milk combo is the best! Thanks Gina!

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  99. This is DELICIOUS! It is so light and refreshing. I made it because it was so unusual looking and the description sounded intriguing. So I whipped it up last night. I wasn't even sure if I liked mango, but tonight we had it and it was GOOD! The whole thing just came together. The chia is subtly nutty and the mango just works so well with coconut.

    I used skim milk instead of almond. I had un-sweetened, organic coconut. For sweetener I used a couple teaspoons of powdered sugar.

    Next time I want to throw some pineapple in there too. Really great!

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  100. I just started putting them in my cereal. They're great! I'm going to try your pudding. Thanks!

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  101. Is the coconut milk that the recipe calls for canned or refrigerated?

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  102. I like to grind the chia in my coffee grinder and then make strawberry jam: thawed frozen strawberries, a bit of lemon juice, ground chia, and stevia. Sooo fresh and delicious without the seediness of chia.

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  103. I was worried about the texture but turned out DELICIOUS! Thanks Gina! Xo

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  104. Just put two batches of this into the fridge to set over night. Can't wait to try it! May be my breakfast.

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  105. So I really like this recipe, but I changed it a bit. I use the coconut milk (So Delicious) that comes in the carton in the dairy section of the supermarket. I also changed it by blending the mango in with the almond milk and the coconut milk. I then add less sweetener because the mango makes the entire mixture so much sweeter. I love doing it this way, so great. Thanks for the recipe and the blog for that matter.

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  106. Thanks so much for posting this! It is delicious and I was thankful the recipe is forgiving. I had to improvise a bit based on what I had on hand. I used all light coconut milk, skipped the shredded coconut, used about a teaspoon of agave, used Trader Joe's frozen Mango chunks (just added them frozen) and added an extra 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds to compensate for thawing mango.

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  107. Hi!! I made this pudding with vanilla almond coconut milk but it came out wrong:( i mix it well last night and when I woke up to have breakfast all the chia seeds were in the bottom of the container. What happened?

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  108. Thanks for the recipe. I made it a few days in a row and really enjoyed it but started having a fluttery feeling in my chest and a tightess in my throat. turns out I'm allergic to chia!!! ughhh. Also as an FYI Chia can be dangerous for people with low blood pressure since it lowers it further or people on blood thinners :(.. so much for trying to be healthy with chia ha ha

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  109. Wow, I just had this for breakfast and I'm hooked. The flavors and textures are so good. I'm going to check out my local Walgreens to see if they carry chia seeds. I was buying at Whole Foods but they're expensive. Glad I real other's comments and realized I could look elsewhere in town.

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  110. I put chia seeds in my yogurt, smoothies, and in any baked goods that don't require a silky texture, such as muffins, oatmeal cookies and pancakes.

    I made this last night and used frozen blueberries instead of mango. It was probably a little more liquid than if I'd used a fresh fruit, but it was still good and very refreshing!

    I'll make this again, with whatever fruit I've got on hand. It's a great snack or breakfast component.

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  111. When I plug this in to the WW recipe builder, I get five points per serving?

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  112. I have a similar question as the above poster. I get 5 points just for the 2 TBLS of Chai Seeds alone. My recipe in recipe builder comes out to 12 points total and 6 points per serving. Any ideas?

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  113. I use chia seeds in my morning "mash": 1/2 cup apple sauce, 2 tbls chia seed "gel" (seeds pre-soaked in water overnight), 1 tbl dried cherries, 3 raw chopped walnuts, 1 tbl flax seed meal. Thanks for the pudding recipe! I will definitely give this a try.

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  114. I noticed that shown in your picture, it is Vanilla Almond milk but it calls for unsweetened almond milk. Which did you use? I think the vanilla would make it taste better because of the added sugar and flavoring.

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  115. Gina, I've made this twice and LOVE the taste! However, mine hasn't been a "pudding" consistency; it's runny with plump chia seeds.. am I doing something wrong?

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  116. Hi :) I LOVE this recipe so much that I featured it on my blog today! All credit to you, of course. The link's below: http://boldfitsexy.tumblr.com/post/26829891779/recipes-mango-coconut-chia-pudding

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  117. Made this with Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Coconut milk (sweetened, but added GREAT flavor). Added banana and fresh mango and it was awesome. Thanks for the idea.

    If you like it fruitier, you could even replace just a splash of the milk with fruit juice or apple sauce.

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  118. the recipe calls for unsweetened almond milk but the pic shows vanilla almond milk...are they the same?

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  119. I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe! I have been playing with chia seeds as of late and something along the lines of this recipe crossed my mind. This is now one of my absolute favorite recipes! Please keep sharing whatever your creativity comes up with. Ignore any unnecessary criticisms from people who fail to acknowledge that you're kind enough to share anything in the first place.

    - Ivy

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  120. I've been reading about the nutritional wonders of chia seeds and have been wondering how to use them. This looks delish - I will definitely try it!

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  121. This is a great recipe, but I just have a quick question. I have this sitting the fridge doing it's thing, but there doesn't look like there is enough "pudding" mixture...it's barely enough to cover the mango's. With there only being 1/2 cup of each liquid, how are you getting 2 servings of a cup each out of this? It's been in the fridge for about 3 hours now and I had to sneak a taste and it DELISH! Thanks so much for sharing all your recipes!

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  122. Just tried this, and it is really good. The chia seeds have a "green" flavor that you have to get used to. Kind of like the first time you add spinach to your smoothie. Once you get used to the green flavor, it tastes really good and healthy.
    I got chia seeds at the local hispanic market in the section where all of the spices and chiles are in little plastic baggies. It came in a little clear packet with about 2.5 tablespoons for $0.79.
    Also, I didn't have coconut flakes so I skipped them and it was a little weird not having something to "chew". So I added some almond slivers and it was fantastic.

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  123. Trader Joe's is now selling chia seeds for $5 for a pretty good sized package, considering how little it takes. :) I instagrammed the packet, so you can see it here: http://instagram.com/p/NmoUIOsFIO/

    Anyway, I made this once with peaches, and a new batch I made with cherries is in the fridge to have as a little treat after dinner. The recipe on the back of TJ's package works well (basically it's double the quantities). Thank you so much for introducing me to this new-to-me food! I look forward to trying to overnight oatmeal, too, and have, in the 7-8 months since I first followed some link to this blog, have really begun to rely on your recipes to mix up things! Thanks!

    P.S. My daughter says the pudding reminds her of frog eggs, haha! (Not that it deters her from eating it.)

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  124. This was amazing!! I found chia seeds at my local Trader Joe's, and this was my first time cooking with them. I love the tapioca ball consistency the chia seeds get from soaking in the liquid. Amazing flavors and textures in this pudding! Will be making batch after batch. Thank you Gina! I have always loved cooking, but your website has made it so easy to cook healthy, flavorful meals. My boyfriend has been very pleased with all of the recipes I have made from your website! He thinks I am an amazing cook, and I have you to thank!! Skinnytaste is hands down the best recipe blog I have ever come across.

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  125. OMG, made this last night and I am obsessed w/ it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Gina!!

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  126. Hi Gina,
    This looks really good, I love and use Chia seeds daily but have never seen Chia Pudding.My first question is....can the Coconut milk be substituted for somthing else? I am NOT a fan of Coconut anything.So I would eliminate the shredded Coconut too.
    My seceond question is, Could you email me your Over night Oats recipe please? I eat Oatmeal EVERY morning and would love to try this.Thanks...I love you blog and recipes!

    Debbie

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  127. Gina,
    I forgot to add my email above for the overnight oats...
    chanmansmom@cox.net

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  128. i've tried this with mango- amazing!

    i tried it again, but this time with banana. tastes like banana cream pie filling! i'm going to try it again tonight with pineapple! A+ gina!

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  129. Made this last night for this morning's breakfast. What a yummy way to start the day. And I was amazed that I was unable to finish my lunch today. I have never been known as one who left food over on her plate. This chia stuff ROCKS!

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