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Strawberries and Cream Chia Seed Pudding

Who doesn't love pudding and who doesn't love strawberries and cream in summer? Combine this with chia seeds and everyone will flip for this lovely summer treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chia seed pudding, coconut milk, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet slightly adapted this recipe from thekitchn.com

Ingredients

  • 1 13 1/5 ounce can coconut milk, full fat and organic
  • 1 pound organic strawberries washed, hulled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 scant cup raw honey or maple syrup, if vegan
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • Whipped cream or whipped coconut cream optional as garnish
  • Hemp seeds optional as garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, place the strawberries and the coconut milk. Add the vanilla and honey. Puree until it turns a beautiful pink color and mixture is smooth. Taste and add a bit more honey if needed.
  2. Place the chia seeds in a large bowl, pour the strawberry-coconut milk mixture on top and whisk thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes and whisk again.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.
  4. Before serving, stir the pudding. The longer it sits, the thicker it will become...if it is too thick, whisk in a little water or coconut water until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Spoon into individual cups or bowls and garnish as you wish with berries, whipped cream, hemp seeds and/or a drizzle of honey.