Summertime is officially here! And in a tropical island like the Philippines, this only means warmer months with the temperature rising to its limit. While it is fun to go out and explore the world, there are times where I prefer to chill-out on an idyllic weekend. That includes waking-up in the morning and just lazes about in the balmy summer air in the comfort of my own bed. And recently, I’ve been chilling out with a jar of mango chai pudding for a sweet cool treat. Made with soothing flavor of fresh mango and coconut milk concoction, it’s my perfect healthy alternative for a scoopful of ice cream. It’s also easy to make, so no need to worry about sweating over a kitchen marathon.
YOU WILL NEED…
2 ripe mangoes
1 tablespoon of chia seed
1/3 cup of coconut milk
In a small jar, combine together the chia seed and coconut milk. Give it a good stir and set it in the fridge.
After which, scoop up the flesh of your mangoes and puree it. If you find the mixture too thick, add water or more coconut milk. Alternatively, if you don’t like to puree it, you could simply chop up the mangoes into cubes. Mine, I prefer to do both, giving the creaminess of the mixture a pulpy texture from the mango cubes.
To bring everything together, layer the mangoes on top of the chia seeds. For a nutty crisp, garnish it with unsweetened desiccated coconut but only optional. Sealed in a jar, pop it in the fridge and enjoy this indulgence any time of the day.
With the hot days ahead of us, take a plunge into this mango chia pudding. This will surely get you in the summer spirit. And did I mention that it’s vegan friendly?