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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. Chia-coconut pudding can be a valuable fallback food during winter or when we cannot access high-quality ripe tropical food, chia can be a survival hack.

Note: Find a guide on food groups according to the natural human diet (the frugivore diet) here.

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

For the chia seed pudding:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, 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.

For the fruit layer:

  1. Blend the frozen fruits with a splash of water or maple syrup
  2. Mixed it with maple syrup and lime juice to taste
  3. Pour it on top of the chia pudding

Serve the chia fruity pudding in individual bowls or glasses. You can add a layer of passion fruit, some fresh fruits, nuts, or shredded coconut on top for extra flavor and texture. Enjoy your coconut chia pudding as a breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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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