This mango chia pudding is light, refreshing and a breeze to make. It’s the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert for those hot summer days when lazy is the only way to be.
(Love chia pudding? Try this rhubarb chia pudding. Sweet and tart and a delicious way to enjoy rhubarb!)
When it’s summer and the weather is nice, we try (very hard) to get up and go out and do activities to make up for all the couch potato-ing we do in the winter.
Let’s face it though; there are days when it’s just too dang hot to be outside doing something that requires movement.
There are days when it’s perfectly acceptable to just lie down in the shade and sleep or read a book or sit in your balcony or patio and do nothing.
This mango chia pudding is just the thing for those days. With only 4 ingredients, nothing can be easier to make! Just stir, let sit, layer and enjoy. So delicious! It’s good for you too.
How to make mango chia pudding
Nothing can be easier to make than this mango pudding recipe.
1. COMBINE CHIA AND MILK. In a medium bowl, stir chia seeds, almond milk (or your choice of milk) and sweetener. We like honey or maple syrup. Let that sit for 10 minutes.
2. BREAK IT APART. Go back to your mixture and break apart any chia clumps that may have formed with a fork. Stir again.
4. CHILL. Transfer to an airtight container and chill overnight. You’ll notice the chia seeds getting considerably larger as they absorb the milk.
3. SERVE. When you’re ready to serve, layer with mango puree in a serving glass. Garnish with your favourite toppings like coconut and nuts. We like to top it off with mango chunks too.
Ingredients for mango chia seed pudding
Not only is this chia mango so easy to make, you also only need 4 ingredients:
- Chia seeds
- Unsweetened almond milk (but like I mentioned, you can substitute with any milk of your choice)
- Your choice of sweetener (we like using honey and maple syrup)
- Mango puree
I love to use this all-fruit mango puree that we can find locally made from Philippine carabao mangoes.
If you can’t find it where you are, you can use any brand or even make your own — just take your fresh mangoes to the blender or food processor, strain and sweeten, if needed, to your liking.
What are chia seeds?
If you’re not familiar with chia seeds, they are black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to mint. They were high up on the Aztec and Mayan diet; in fact “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
Chia is one of the most popular superfood, or food that have exceptional nutrient density, like green tea, blueberries, quinoa and turmeric. You can read all about their health benefits here.
In addition to mango pudding, chia seeds are often added to cereals, granola and even baked goods. A quick, easy and delicious way to add nutrients to your meal.
Mango dessert recipes
Making this overnight mango chia pudding is really as simple as stir, wait, combine and enjoy. Now what can be easier?
Then you can spend the rest of your time chilling and doing nothing. It is summer after all.
Looking for other mango recipes that’s not a mango shake? Try these:
- Mango graham cake is a popular dessert in the Philippines. Also called mango float, it’s cold, sweet and so easy to make. Just layer graham crackers, sweetened cream, mangoes and enjoy.
- Keep it simple with this 2-ingredient fresh mango mousse recipe. It’s refreshing, delicious and takes no time at all. Made with fresh mangoes and milk, it is bursting with tropical mango flavour.
- Ever tried dried mangoes? Sweet and tart, fruity and chocolatey, these dried mango chocolate bites are ridiculously addicting!
- If you want a special summer treat, make no bake mango cheesecake. Luxuriously smooth, creamy and refreshing.
Mango Chia Pudding – Just 4 Ingredients!
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or your choice of milk
- honey or maple syrup to taste
- 2 cups mango puree about 4-6 ripe mangoes
- In a medium bowl, stir 1/2 cup chia seeds, 2 cups almond milk and honey. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Go back to your mixture and break apart any clumps that may have formed with a fork. Stir again. Transfer to an airtight container and chill overnight.
- When you're ready to serve, layer with mango puree in a serving glass. Garnish with your favourite toppings like coconut and nuts.
- The number of servings depends on how you layer your servings glasses. This recipe can usually serve 4-6 people.
- Whether you sweeten your mango puree is up to you. We usually leave it as is because the chia mixture is already sweetened with honey.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
Did you make mango chia seed pudding? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.