Aug 23, 2012

Raspberry Coconut Chia Pudding Pops



Chia pudding, in a popsicle!

Quite frankly, when I thought up this idea I didn't know what to expect. I recently saw a recipe for rice pudding pops which sparked this idea. I LOVE chia pudding and I love coconut milk, so I figured how bad could they be so I basically recreated my mango coconut chia pudding using raspberries in place of the mango.

The results... fabulous!

The texture, the flavor and the little bits of fruit in each bite. They are refreshing and delicious and virtually guilt free! Don't be scared, give them a try! I used Nu-Natural liquid stevia (my favorite stevia) but you can use whatever sweetener you prefer, and sweeten it to your taste.

And by the way, if you are new to chia... chia (yes, same chia as a chia pet) is an ancient grain eaten by the Mayans and Incas. It has a lengthy list of essential fatty acids that support heart health, plus fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract. It also keeps you full for longer periods of time, so it's great to add to cereal, muffins, etc. If you can't find them in your health food store or Trader Joe's you can buy them on amazon.


Raspberry Coconut Chia Pudding Pops
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 Size: 1 popsicle Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 74 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 6.8 g • Fiber: 4.6 g • Protein: 1.8 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
Sodium: 27 mg

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 3/4 cup raspberries
    • 2 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
    • 8 drops Nu-Naturals liquid stevia (or sugar/honey to taste)


Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large container. Mix well and close container; refrigerate 4 hours so the chia expands.  


Pour into 4 popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

Makes 4 popsicles.

65 comments :

  1. These look awesome!

    I never thought of tempering almond milk with coconut milk since almond milk on its own doesn't freeze very well. Brilliant!

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  2. Do you use canned coconut milk? These look delicious and I can't wait to try them with my boys!

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  3. What popsicle molds do you use? I've had difficulty finding one I like. Thanks!

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    1. This was one of those kiddie ones that has a straw, I just leave the bottoms off and use my own sticks.

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  4. Almond Breeze Almond/Coconut Milk Blends would be great too - is's amazing for smoothies

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  5. What a great idea! I love chia pudding and this is perfect summer snack, thank you.

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  6. I would like to know if anyone tries this with the Almond Breeze Almond/Coconut milk...that is what I use for my "Overnight Oats"...
    Hmmm...maybe I'LL try it today!

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  7. What is Chia and where can I find it?

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    1. It explains this pretty clearly in the article above the recipe.

      "chia (yes, same chia as a chia pet) is an ancient grain eaten by the Mayans and Incas. It has a lengthy list of essential fatty acids that support heart health, plus fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract. It also keeps you full for longer periods of time, so it's great to add to cereal, muffins, etc. If you can't find them in your health food store or Trader Joe's you can buy them on amazon."

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    2. I found mine at Bulk Barn

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    3. You can also get them at Whole Foods in the Bulk Section (and Wegmans!). I love them! They seriously make you feel FULL. Like...REALLY, really full. For a long time.

      GREAT nutritional value, too.

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  8. What mold do you use?

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  9. Not sure if my other comment went through or not, but I think these look really good!

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  10. Where in the grocery store can I find chia seeds?

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    1. I found chia seeds (both black and white) in my Countdown supermarket (NZ), in the Natyura section. The brand was the Woolworths Macro Wholefoods Market

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  11. OMG, these look fantastic! I can't wait to make them. Am I crazy thinking that a little bit of cocoa powder would work in these as well? Mmmmmmmm! I buy Nutvia chia seeds from Amazon Grocery becuase they are hard to find in my area, and super expensive when I do.

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  12. I added a link to amazon above so you can purchase it if it's not available near you.

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  13. If you cant have almond milk could you use more coconut milk?

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  14. Chia seeds can be ordered on-line at amazon or found at your local health food store. They are relativly inexpensive. The Vitamin Shoppe also carries them.

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  15. You just gave me a new way to enjoy chia!

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  16. I tried your mango coconut chia pudding this week, and I LOVE IT! Can't wait to give these pudding pops a try too - chia might be my new best friend.

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  17. OMG i was gasped when the site loaded and saw this recipe!!!

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    1. Lol yes it was. ;) it was a '''gasp'''' I am so making these!

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  18. These look awesome!! I loved the chia seed pudding! Does anyone have any thoughts on the Zoku versus the regular popsicle molds?

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    1. I love my Zoku and have gifted it to many friends. They also enjoy it. I like not having to wait long for the pops to freeze.

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  19. I have a Zoku, but so far I have only used it once. This recipe has inspired me to use it again, and I will report back on how the pops turn out. Looks yummy!

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  20. Gina
    I loved this recipe with chia. Besides healthy it leaves a very nice crunchy. I've done some recipes with chia and everyone liked it. I usually take in the morning with fruit, soy milk and grains and is very good. Gina's namesake Kisses **

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  21. Gina,

    Can't wait to try this. Every morning I make your Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Shake with almond milk and add in either flax or chia seeds. Thank you for all your awesome receipes!!!

    Also, to the person asking about Almond Breeze Almond/Coconut milk. I often make a shake using the same ingredients above but with frozen bananas instead of rasberries and the only milk I use in it is Almond Breeze Almond/Coconut milk so I am sure it would work.

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  22. can I use ground chia?

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    1. I don't think it expands when ground. Whole is bet.

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  23. I cannot wait to try these!!! All of your recipes that I have tried always turn out fabulous, and I can't wait to try chia seeds in something new!

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  24. i adore your mango coconut chia pudding...i make it almost once a week! so i'm sure this is going to rock! we're having another heat wave here in MN right now after a nice chilly week last week, so this is sure the hit the spot :-)

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  25. I was wondering about grinding the chia, too. I thought you don't really get the benefits of seeds like that unless you grind them up (like flaxseed)? Or does that only apply to flaxseed?

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    1. That's only flaxseed. One of the pros of the chia is that you don't need to grind them. Your body is capable of digesting whole seeds.

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  26. Yummy, 3 of my favorite ingredients combined in a popsicle! I really need to purchase popsicle molds and make those beauties. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your Popsicles look fantastic!! I love the flavors, heck I love everything about this recipe! I must make them this weekend!!

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  28. Hope you all try it, my teen loved it and she by no means is a health food girl (but I happily see I'm slowly turning her into one and she doesn't even know it)

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  29. What a creative idea and it sounds delicious and nutritious! I'm featuring this post in today's Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks for the inspiration...

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  30. Question Gina....
    I use granular Truvia. Since you use another liquid sweetener how much Truvia should I use for the pops?
    Thanks

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    1. I was wondering th same thing for nuNaturals powdered stevia as well! Good question :)

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    2. Add it to your taste. I would put a little at a time until you are happy with the sweetness.

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  31. Wow! These look so much easier than I ever would have imagined. And pretty, too!

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  32. How about this recipe.

    http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Best-of-the-Burgh-Blogs/Brazen-Kitchen/August-2012/Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia-Pudding-Parfait/

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  33. I've been using chia seeds for about a month now. Love these little things! I use them in my smoothies, in yogurt, etc. I get them in the organic section of my grocery store; however they have been out of stock for a few weeks now! I'm looking forward to trying this! Thanks again for another great recipe :o)

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  34. I am loving all types of frozen treats right now!! My kids eat my popsicle frozen treats none. It makes me feel so good since they are all made with fresh fruit and wholesome ingredients and not the artificial colors and sweeteners used in the ones sold by supermarkets!! Loving the chia seeds addition :-)

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  35. Is the chia...taste wise...like the chia tea taste at Starbucks.

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    1. No you are confusing that with Chai

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  36. Love the idea of chia in pops!

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  37. are there any substitutes for coconut milk if you don't like the taste of coconut?

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    1. Use any milk you wish, add vanilla for flavor maybe

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  38. These were awesome!! I have been cooking from your website every night for the past month and my 4 year old is loving it (and so am I)!!

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  39. Yummy! Love Chia Seeds and Coconut Milk!

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  40. These sound so cool! I'm always trying to think of new cool things to do with chia seeds and these sound great. Coconut milk is one of my favorites too :)

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  41. Just ate some of this as just a pudding and it is amazing!!! My 7 year old and 1 year old ate it right up!

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  42. I recently posted a PEach And Chia popsicle recipe on my blog and the blog i write for BabyGizmo linked to your pudding recipe. Not sure you saw it and maybe I inspired you. Guess great minds think alike. Love your site.

    http://takebackyourtable.com/2012/08/peach-popsicles-with-chia-seeds.html

    C

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  43. These look MARVELOUS! i CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM!

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  44. Gina, these look yummy. I have a couple of questions for you (and anyone else that wants to chime in) ... A few months ago, I unintentionally thawed a bag of frozen blueberries by leaving the bag on the counter for a couple hours after grocery shopping. So, I poured them in a glass container & put them in the freezer. They froze into a solid brick. UGH! I thawed them in the fridge because I need to use them ... alllllll two cups of them! Yes, blueberry crisp or pie would be ideal; but, i don't like them since blueberries have such an overwhelming-strong taste in pies alone.
    (1) Please share your ideas for how to use up two cups of blueberries.
    (2) I'd love to make these popsicles using blueberries instead of raspberries ... but, is it safe to refreeze fruit after it's been thawed twice?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have!

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  45. I have made this recipe many times with raspberries and/or strawberries and the delicious pudding never makes it to the freezer!!! Lol!

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  46. I am allergic to nuts would this recipe be doable with Vanilla Soy milk instead of almond milk?

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  47. I didnt have a Popsicle mold so i used the nest best thing... an ICE TRAY!! Worked perfect plus they are great bite size snacks.

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