Creamy Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds pack a nutritious punch and are extremely versatile. Serve this pud for breakfast or dessert.


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond or other plant milk
  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice malt syrup or liquid honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut, lightly toasted fruit and nuts, to serve


Mix the milks, add the chia seeds and set aside for 10 minutes, allowing them to absorb the liquid. Warm the malt syrup (in a microwave for 15-20 seconds or in a pot over low heat), then stir in the vanilla paste and coconut. Add to the chia seed mix and stir until it’s lump-free. Cover and refrigerate till it becomes like a jelly. For breakfast, serve with seasonal fruit, a sprinkle of nuts or even a tablespoon of nut butter. For a dessert, spoon over a mix of dark berries and cocoa nibs.


Extracted with permission from the book Eat Yourself Healthy by Dr Roderick Mulgan.  RRP $24.90. Visit or order on the phone 0800 695 433

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on print

Related Posts

Recipe: Prawn and Coconut Curry

Recipe: Prawn and Coconut Curry

The speedy cooking of prawns (shrimps) lends itself to quicker meals. If you want to make an evening that little bit special, serve with rice or naan breads, poppadoms, raita, and your favourite chutneys.

Read More »
Recipe: Sloppy Joes

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

These meat sandwiches are an American classic. Featuring that well-known barbecue flavour, which is characteristic of many staple dishes from the US, Sloppy Joes are a great crowd-pleaser.

Read More »
Recipe: Collingwood Cranberry

Collingwood Cranberry

The Collingwood Cranberry has become a firm favourite of Golden Bay locals, and its popularity is spreading. This cocktail is all about the cranberry juice.

Read More »