We have a nutritious treat for you, Pina colada chia pudding!
It combines all the creamy, sweet, tropical flavors of your favorite classic drink in a healthy snack that you can whip up in minutes. This delectable dessert is satisfyingly tasty and made with only wholesome ingredients. But it’s also the perfect way to take a break and refuel while still looking after your health.
This PINA COLADA CHIA PUDDING is surprisingly delicious and delightful. My daughter-in-law visited me from New York, and I convinced her to try it, and she was simply amazed. She literally said she thinks she can eat it every morning and will share the recipe with her sister.
Read on to find out more about this incredible recipe.
Main Ingredients for Pina Colada Chia Pudding
Pina colada chia pudding is an incredibly delightful and healthy treat! As soon as it touches your tongue, coconut and pineapple’s sweet and creamy flavor will invoke a feeling of pure joy. Every spoonful gives way to a silky smooth texture.
With every bite, you can taste hints of great ingredients, such as chopped nuts, that gently tantalize your taste buds. The combination of flavors helps to soothe your senses after a long day, making it one of the most comforting desserts. Therefore, Pina colada chia pudding is an experience like no other!
Here is a list of ingredients you must have in your pantry if you make this recipe.
The taste and texture of crushed pineapple are like experiencing a sweet and tangy burst of sunshine in your mouth. The satisfyingly soft yet slightly firm texture has a delightfully juicy flavor and makes for an undeniably refreshing treat. There is something magical about adding crushed pineapple to your pudding you can only experience after tasting it.
Coconut Milk or Plant Based Milk
Coconut milk adds a unique richness to any dish. It is creamy and smooth, with a subtle sweetness. Its flavor stands out but complements other ingredients like vanilla extract.
Its texture makes it a great addition to our pudding. Plant-based milk also makes delicious alternatives as they come in various flavors that can bring something new to the table.
Chia seeds have a slightly nutty taste and delightfully crunchy texture that can help bring delicious nutrition to your day. They’re an ideal way to add an extra dose of healthfulness to smoothies, salads, or yogurt! So enjoy the simple pleasure of chia seeds in our pudding to reap its delicious and nutritious benefits.
The delicate sweetness of shredded coconut will surely delight the palate, and its tropical flair will transport you straight to a paradise beach. Its light and chewy texture makes it an ideal addition to Pina colada chia pudding. Whether sprinkling it on top of pudding or incorporating it into other meals, shredded coconut will surely bring deliciousness and flavor into your life.
Chopped nuts are an exciting addition to this recipe – they add a delightful crunchy texture and a deep, satisfying flavor that elevates the taste of the pudding. In addition, chopped nuts always bring the perfect nuttiness to your plate.
The taste of vanilla extract has a complex aroma and flavor that makes it one of the most beloved ingredients in the world! This versatile flavor is an excellent addition to any recipe that is sweet, creamy, and toasty. Whether baking a favorite dessert or rounding out a savory dish, adding a hint of vanilla can take cooking to the next level.
How to Store the Leftover Pudding?
If you are worried about storing the leftover pudding, we are here to help you. Storing the leftover Pina colada chia pudding is a breeze! Start by portioning any leftovers into air-tight containers and place them in the fridge. This tasty treat would last almost four to five days if you stored it correctly. Just add more liquid to loosen it up if it gets thick.
If you want to store your pudding for even longer, freezing can help it remain fresh for up to 6 months! To thaw out, remove from freezer and let defrost overnight in the fridge.
But, it is always better to use it within a week to enjoy the most of its flavor and texture.
What is the Nutritional Value of Pina Colada Chia Pudding?
Every ingredient of Pina colada chia pudding is incredibly healthy and nutritious.
Pineapple is a treasure trove of nutritional goodness! It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, and dietary fiber. In other words, you can get a lot of nutritional bang for your buck with pineapple!
Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They contain an impressive balance of healthy fats and protein. Not only that, but they contain essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and various vitamins. So adding them to your pudding can help boost your nutrient intake without loading up on unwanted sugar or empty calories. Plus, they’re easy to use in all kinds of recipes. So you can reap every benefit these little seeds have to offer!
Coconut is also an amazingly versatile, nutrient-dense food! It’s a great source of fiber and substances, which can benefit digestion and metabolism. In addition to the nutrition it provides, it has a unique flavor and texture that goes well in savory dishes and sweet desserts!
Finally, nuts provide great nutritional value! Adding just a handful of them to your pudding can help boost your energy, protect your heart, stabilize your blood sugar levels, and even provide anti-inflammatory benefits. The best part is that they come in wide varieties – you can choose whatever type of nut best suits your taste buds and nutritional needs.
Note: Keep in mind that when trying any food high in fiber for the first time, it can lead to a bit of bloating and discomfort, so go slow as you start.
What Makes Pina Colada Chia Pudding an Incredible Recipe?
Pina colada chia pudding is an incredible recipe that healthy eaters can enjoy! This delicious and healthy treat contains healthy ingredients, chia seeds, coconut milk, and pineapple. It’s an easy-to-make no-cook recipe that comes together in just 10 minutes.
The creamy texture of the cooked chia seeds makes this healthy treat deceivingly sweet and fulfilling– you’ll never feel like you’re missing out on anything. Not only that, but this tasty, healthy snack is incredibly versatile; top it with your favorite fruits or nuts for a nutritious kick! So why not give Pina colada chia pudding a try today – your body will indeed thank you for it!
On my blog, you will find many other Chia recipes that I enjoy. Here are a few:
And for more on the uses and power of Chia, you can visit here: Chia Seeds and Its Uses
- For: 4
- Preparation: 5 min
- Cooking: 30 min
- Ready in: 35 min
- Add the dates to the blender and blend with the milk of your choice.
- Pour the milk and date blend into a medium size bowl. Add the dates, coconut, vanilla, and chia, and stir.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill and top with nuts or toasted coconut. Make sure that the Chia has been soaking at least 15 minutes. You can leave it overnight in the fridge.
- Serve with fresh fruit for a complete breakfast, or serve as a dessert.
CHIA IS HIGH IN FIBER AND PROTEIN
Chia is high in fiber and protein making it a perfect food for breakfast. I have chosen for a long time now to have a raw breakfast as a part of my weight management program. I enjoy Chia puddings of all kinds, however, this one here serves as my favorite.
Chia seeds have 10.5 grams of fiber per 4 tablespoons full and 12 grams of protein. I find it filling and very satisfying.