Almost Instant Raw Vegan Coconut Chia Pudding

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This has been my favorite go-to recipe lately. I love my basic chia pudding, but sometimes I don’t have nut milk on hand. I never buy packaged nut milk because:

1.) It’s easy to make it fresh.
2.) It tastes so much better.
3.) It’s free of additives (here’s a recipe).

But the kicker is the soaking of the nuts. It can be time consuming, and there are definitely times when I’m out of pre-soaked and dried almonds and have totally forgotten to soak a new batch a few hours previously. D’oh! If you always have freshly made nut milks on hand and don’t know what I’m talking about, you are awesome and keep doing what you are doing! But if you are like me, you can relate.
I came up with an almost instant coconut milk recipe by simply blending up shredded coconut and water, then realized I can totally make super fast chia pudding with it! And boy what a happy day that was! I have a giant bag of organic chia seeds from Costco waiting to be made into puddings, and with this method, I can have chia pudding anytime without prepping ahead. I am innately a lazy person living a very busy life, so anything that is fast and simple that makes my life easier, keeps me “on” the wagon.

So let’s get right into it! Making the coconut milk part is the same as the almost instant raw vegan coconut milk recipe.

almost instant raw vegan coconut milk
Add the shredded coconut or coconut flakes (whichever one you have on hand) and water into a blender and blend for 3 minutes.

almost instant raw vegan coconut chia pudding Strain the milk with a nut milk bag or a sieve.

almost instant raw vegan coconut milk
Quickly rinse off the blender carafe and pour the coconut milk back into the carafe. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds. Blend on a low speed for a couple minutes until the chia seeds start to gel up and the mixture becomes thick.

Pour the mix into a glass or a bowl. You can top it with your favorite fruits and eat right away, or let it chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set and firm up more. If you are in a rush and don’t care if it’s a thinner consistency, you can always eat it as is.

almost instant raw vegan coconut chia pudding
After the pudding has set to a pudding consistency, top it with your choice of fruits and enjoy this powerful breakfast!

almost instant raw vegan coconut chia pudding
Chia puddings
are already simple and easy to make, but this recipe makes it “almost instant”! I hope this becomes one of your go-to recipes!

Almost Instant Raw Vegan Coconut Chia Pudding
 
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup + ⅛ cup chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Some fruit toppings of your choice
Instructions
  1. Add the shredded coconut or coconut flakes (whichever one you have on hand) and water into a blender and blend for 3 minutes.
  2. Strain the milk with a nut milk bag or a sieve.
  3. Quickly rinse off the blender carafe and pour the coconut milk back into the carafe. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds. Blend on a low speed for a couple minutes until the chia seeds start to gel up and the mixture becomes thick.
  4. Pour the mix into a glass or a bowl. Top it with your favorite fruits and eat right away if you don't mind the thinner consistency, or let it chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to let it set up more.
Notes
Keeps for 3 days in the refrigerator.

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