Mango & strawberry recovery chia pudding

Chia puddings are a common thing these days, I suspect because they are so simple and there are so many possibilities as far as flavor combinations go... If you happen to be in Vancouver, Musette Caffe makes a pretty awesome one - it is worth the try. This is my version, with some extra protein thrown in for good measure, making it especially great as a post training snack. The recipe calls for fruit purees, which I have been loving lately. If you are trying to add sweetness to your recipes but want to avoid using sugar and other sweeteners,  fruit purees come to the rescue, especially berries! They are great to have on hand for various uses.

  1. Puree fresh (local/organic best) berries or other fruit of your choice in a food processor
  2. Store in a jar and keep in the fridge (will keep for ~5 days) or scoop into an ice tray and freeze for later use

If frozen: add to smoothies instead of ice, pop a few cubes in your water glass for something a bit different, or thaw for other uses. If fresh: add to Greek yogurt with some nut butter, use in pancakes, waffles, muffins or add some protein powder, mix and top with a few sliced bananas or other fruit for a quick post training snack... Or use in this chia seed pudding, of course.


Mango & Strawberry Recovery Chia Pudding

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 0.5 cup mango puree
  • 0.5 cup strawberry puree
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tsp shredded coconut
  • 1 strawberry, hulled and chopped

Instructions

  1. Pour almond milk into a jar
  2. Add chia seeds, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Shake well and place in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight (preferred). Be sure to mix everything well and give the jar a good shake every few hours
  3. Mix mango and strawberry purees with protein powder and place in a container (or jar, to take with you!)
  4. Add the chia / almond milk mixture
  5. Top with shredded coconut and chopped strawberries