Fig and vanilla chia seed puddings
Whether you’re after a decadent snack or a simple dessert, these Fig and Vanilla Chia Seed Puddings ticks all the boxes. They’re a compact package of goodness (sugar and dairy-free, of course), naturally sweetened with fresh figs while those lovely little chia seeds ensure you’ll also get a healthy dose of protein, calcium, omega fatty acids antioxidants and fibre.
Chia seed puddings are a great sugar-free snack or paleo dessert that you can whip up in batches and store in the fridge to grab and go throughout the week. This recipe makes four to six chia seed puddings, depending on the size jar you use. That’s right – jars. Don’t be throwing out your nut butter glass jars or any other for that matter, because you can use them for this recipe and plenty of others too.
When you look at these petite little desserts, you wouldn’t think they could be so filling and satisfying. But chia seeds are loaded with protein and fibre, which helps you feel fuller for longer. The same goes with the figs, whose natural sweetness also helps you feel like your being treated to something far naughtier than you actually are. In fact, there’s nothing naughty about this delicious dessert at all (unless you don’t share it)!
Recipe: Fig and vanilla chia seed puddings
- 50gm white chia seeds
- 400mL coconut cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 fresh figs, chopped into small cubes
- Add chia seeds, coconut cream and vanilla to a small bowl and stir to combine
- Divide the mixture into four or six small jars and top with fresh figs.
- Screw the lids onto the jars and store the chia seed puddings in the fridge until ready to serve.
Makes 4 – 6.