If you are reading this recipe and it’s the middle of summer, your fate is in really good hands. Why? Because this dessert (or breakfast, you decide!) is such a treat for summer weather! Adding mango to your regular chia seed pudding will definitely bring the exotic touch you were maybe missing. At least I was 🙂 To create this delicious recipe, it is super important that you choose ripe mangos. Discreetly touch them with both hands in your supermarket and see if the flesh is soft or hard like wood. Usually, mangos are super easy to prepare: you cut them in halves, battle a little bit to remove the stone and you could almost directly eat the flesh with a spoon. Unlike pomegranates which give me a hard time anytime I peel them. I don’t know about you, but it takes me hours to remove the stems from this fruit. Anyway, we’re here to prepare an exotic mango chia seed pudding and it is time we get started!
Servings: 4 cups
Total time: 30 minutes preparation + 3 hours/1 night resting time
– 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
– ½ cup cold water
– 2 to 3 drops of pure vanilla extract
– 4 soup spoon maple sirop
– ½ cup chia seeds (whole white by the brand Prana)
– 2 ripe mangos
– 2 soupspoons plain yogurt (optional)
– red fruits (I picked strawberries of course!)
Pour all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly. Let rest for 10 minutes and stir again. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Cut the mangos in halves and remove the stone in the middle with a good knife. With a spoon, remove the mango flesh and put it in your food processor. Add the plain yogurt in the food processor. You can also add a little bit of maple sirop to sweeten the topping if your mango is not really really ripe. Blend together until smooth.
Pour the chia seeds and the mango topping into 4 cups by alternating layers. Start with one layer of the chia seeds blend, then add the mango puree and go on until you run out of both mixtures. You can add a few fresh fruits on top of your mango chia seed pudding to make it more fun. I decided to go for strawberries but you could also opt for raspberries, blueberries, cherries or blackberries. The choice is yours.
Let me know in the comment section down below how this chia seed pudding recipe turned out for you and which berries you decided to invite to this feast. Thanks for reading and see you next time around!