Coconut-Mango Chia Pudding with Ginger

COCONUT MANGO CHIA milkandmarigolds.com-3

This delicious chia pudding is perfect for breakfast, as a snack or dessert. When thinking about meal prepping for the week, I like to keep this recipe in regular rotation because it is quick and easy to prepare and nutrient-rich. Chia is high in fibre, omega-3 fatty acids and is a plant protein.

As a child, the only chia I knew of, was the ceramic “cha-cha-cha-chia” pig who lived on top of our fridge who sprouted chia “hair”. If you grew up in the 80’s, the chia pet might ring a bell. But today chia is widely available throughout the world and apart of a healthy diet.

COCONUT MANGO milkandmarigolds.com-2

***Below you will find two of my recipes. The first is lighter and the second is richer/ creamier. Both are delicious but the second recipe is my favourite***

Coconut-Mango Chia Pudding with Ginger

Prep Time: 15 minutes           Resting Time: overnight in the fridge for best results.
Author: Milk & Marigolds      Serves: 4 large servings (easily scaleable)

Ingredients(Lighter Version): 
2 1/2 cups of bite-size mango pieces (I used frozen)
1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 large can of full-fat coconut milk
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup or natural sweetener

Garnish Suggestions:
shredded coconut
fresh or frozen mango
1/4 cup shaved ginger

Ingredients(Creamier/Richer Version): 
2 1/2 cups of bite-size mango pieces (I used frozen)
1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 large cans of full-fat coconut milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup or natural sweetener

Equipment:
blender or masher
2 medium-sized bowls
whisk
funnel (optional)
jars or glasses for serving

COCONUT MANGO CHIA milkandmarigolds.com-4Instructions:
1. Begin by blending or mashing 2 cups of the mango until smooth. Add a couple tablespoons of water if needed to help it along. Reserve the remaining mango for topping/garnish. Pour the blended mango in one of the medium-sized bowls.

2. In the other medium-sized bowl, mix together all the ingredients but the mango. Whisk until well distributed and then pour half of the mixture into the bowl with the mango. Whisk contents.

3. Use a funnel or carefully spoon the coconut and the mango chias into jars or glasses. Create as many layers as you wish. Cover servings and refrigerate for several hours or for best results, overnight.

4. Top with garnishes and enjoy!

Copyright 2015 © Milk & Marigolds

Chocolate-Dipped Candied & Dried Fruit – A simple handmade gift or dessert

simple recipes

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? Do you embrace it or reject it?

While love itself is often not so straightforward, this recipe certainly is.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, this simple recipe makes for a thoughtful, handmade gift for family, friends and for yourself. Continue reading

Raspberry-Lemon Vegan Cheesecake

vegan cheesecake milkandmarigolds.com

Delightfully creamy in texture and rich in flavour, this “cheese”cake is free of dairy, gluten and soy. The main ingredients are a blend of coconut cream and cashew, making this dessert decadent. After prepping, some waiting time is required but it is well worth it!

Continue reading

Dairy & Gluten-free Coconut Yogurt Parfaits

parfait

Tomorrow morning I am jet-setting to Sydney, Australia.  No big deal.

Continue reading

Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Pies

gluten-free pumpkin pie milkandmarigolds.com

These gluten-free pumpkin pies have a thin and flaky pastry with a smooth, creamy, allspice fragrant filling. I bet you won’t be able to resist having just one. After all, indulging in a few clearly demonstrates your thanks and appreciation for pumpkins, right?

Continue reading