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!
After a week off from posting on the blog, I’m back with a new fresh recipe!
It’s been about a week since I moved into my new apartment, and I’m happy to say things are finally starting to feel set up! The first week was pretty rough not having a kitchen put together enough to cook anything. (Hence the week off from posting any recipes)
I’m still working on furnishing the kitchen space and making sure I have all the proper cooking tools, groceries and props in order to create new recipes, but in the meantime, I wanted to share something simple that doesn’t require a ton of work, tools, or the use of an oven to make. (Because who wants to turn their oven on in the middle of the summer anyway?)
This strawberry dragonfruit chia pudding is sort of my “signature” chia pudding that I usually make and share on Instagram. I just love the deep magenta colour that dragonfruit creates!
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.
I use a mix of coconut milk and almond milk in the recipe to create a rich and creamy chia pudding, though can use any type of plant-based you prefer.
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.
This strawberry dragonfruit chia pudding is:
- High in fibre and omegas
- Refined-sugar free
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.
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