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Toasted Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Bananas and Raspberries

“CHIA” in ancient Mayan language means strength and that’s exactly what these tiny black seeds are! They are strong in nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, protein, good fat, calcium and they’re low in calories! Also for extreme health nuts, you will appreciate that they are whole grain, non-GMO (genetically modified organism), are usually grown organic and are gluten-free!

This is a great recipe for breakfast, mid-afternoon snack or a healthy dessert after dinner. It’s simple and can be easily prepped.

Ingredients (all from Trader Joes):

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  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I got vanilla flavored)
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar
  • Roasted coconut chips to taste
  • Sliced bananas
  • Fresh Raspberries

Directions:

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup Chia seeds and 1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar with 1 cup of coconut milk and stir. Let sit over night OR a minimum of 4 hours. The seeds need time to absorb the milk and expand. Once pudding is to desired consistency, add toasted coconut chips, fresh bananas slices and raspberries to taste! I go heavy on the fruit, but it’s up to you how you want to load it. You can also switch out the fruit of course to what ever you prefer. Leave me a comment and let me know what you’ve decided to add to your pudding. Enjoy! #STAYCLASSY

PS. This website has great information on the health benefits on Chia Seeds and their nutrients: Authority Nutrition. 


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