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Frugivore Recipe: Coconut-Chia Pudding

Chia pudding with coconut milk is a delicious and nutritious treat on a fruit-based diet. However, this should not become a regular, main meal, because chia seeds should not be used in large quantities.


  • 1/8 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (best homemade)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sweetener of your choice (i.e. coconut sugar or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • A pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • Fresh fruits, nuts, or shredded coconut for topping (optional). Bananas are the best choice if this is a main meal.


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt (if using). Stir well until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. This allows the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and form a pudding-like consistency.
  3. After the chia pudding has set, give it a good stir to break up any clumps that might have formed.
  4. If the consistency is too thick for your liking, you can add a bit more coconut milk to achieve the desired texture.
  5. Serve the chia pudding in individual bowls or glasses. You can add some fresh fruits, nuts, or shredded coconut on top for extra flavor and texture. Variation: blend bananas and mango into a liquid (see image) or top the fruits with additional nicecream for a special highlight.
  6. Enjoy your coconut chia pudding as a breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences. You can experiment with different sweeteners, add cocoa powder for a chocolatey version, or mix in some spices like cinnamon or cardamom for added warmth and flavor. Chia pudding is very versatile, so have fun and get creative!

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