This strawberry dragonfruit chia pudding can be enjoyed for a healthy breakfast snack or dessert. It’s a simple recipe that is loaded with fresh fruity flavour!
What is Strawberry Dragonfruit Chia Pudding?
This strawberry dragonfruit chia pudding is the answer to all your “what should I eat for breakfast, or dessert, or as a snack?” This recipe is not only very easy to make, it is delicious, healthy and beautiful. Can you get enough of that magenta color?
Chia pudding, in its most traditional sense, is a lovely combination of a liquid and chia seeds. That’s right it is that simple. Now where it becomes just slightly more complicated is figuring out how to make it the most delicious it can possibly be. This is where I would suggest using a combination of almond and coconut milk. This combination makes the pudding very creamy and gives it a great flavor. But of course, you can use any type of milk here you prefer!
Health Benefits of Chia Pudding
Obviously chia seeds have tons of health benefits. These seeds are super high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which is very important considering most adults eating a western diet are lacking in these two nutrients. Chia seeds are also a great source of plant-based protein and are jam packed with antioxidants.
But let’s talk more about the whole concoction of strawberry dragonfruit chia pudding. Firstly I think we can all agree that strawberries are healthy. But did you know about dragonfruit?! Dragonfruit is high in fiber, helps to promote a strong immune system and can help boost iron levels – something I know many people look to try and do.
So by combining strawberries, dragonfruit and the bombshell chia seed, you get a ridiculously healthy and tasty treat to have for breakfast or dessert or a mid-afternoon snack!
How to Make Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is extremely easy to make. However you can change it up slightly to accommodate your tastes. Essentially you just need to mix the seeds and wet ingredients – nut milks, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and zest – together, puree the strawberries and dragonfruit, combine it all and wait. I know, I know, this is the hard part.
I generally like to make my chia pudding the night before I want to eat it so it can really have time to “gel” overnight in the fridge, but if you are pressed for time you can also just prepare it an hour in advance. Another trick if you just can’t wait and want to eat it as soon as possible is to just add a little bit less liquid. This will allow the chia pudding to gel up quicker since there will be less liquid to absorb.
A few notes on this recipe:
Dragonfruit itself is pretty mild in flavour. It has a texture kind of like a kiwi, with a subtle but sweet taste. I like to add some strawberries or raspberries to my dragonfruit chia to give it a little more of a vibrant flavour. I also add some lime zest to this recipe to really brighten up the flavours and make it fresh for summer!
You can either use fresh dragonfruit, frozen dragonfruit or freeze-dried dragonfruit powder in this recipe. If you’re using fresh dragonfruit, make sure to look for pink on the inside dragonfruit if you want to have that vibrant colour. (Though you can use the white dragonfruit too!) I often find the pink dragonfruit at specialty food stores or my local Asian market. Dragonfruit powder can be found on Amazon, (like this one) or some specialty shops online.
If you’d like to enjoy this recipe for breakfast prepare it the night before and pop it in the fridge overnight. Then it will be ready to go when you wake up in the morning! If you enjoy this recipe make sure to also try this coconut chia pudding and this key lime chia pudding!Print
A healthy and fresh chia pudding loaded with fruity flavour!
- Mix the chia seeds, almond milk, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, zest of one lime. Set aside.
- Puree the strawberries and dragonfruit in a blender or food processor. Strain and add to the chia pudding.
- Mix the chia pudding well and place in the fridge for at least one hour or overnight.
- Serve with fresh fruit.
Keep chia pudding stored in the fridge for up to one week.
- Serving Size: 1 jar
- Calories: 98
- Sugar: 10g
- Fat: 1g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1g
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