Mango Chia Pudding

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This mango chia pudding is a refreshing, healthy dessert or breakfast. It’s sweet, nutritious, free of gluten, vegan, and dairy-free.

A tropical treat sounds really great about now, doesn’t it? What about a healthy, gluten-free, vegan tropical dessert?

cup of chia pudding topped with mango

This mango chia pudding is a great recipe to try throughout the whole year. It’s a much better choice than a typical frozen treat or frozen beverage.

It’s still fresh and full of flavor but also has a lot of health benefits.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Chia seeds ( ) – Chia seeds are the key ingredient here! They have high levels of protein, fiber, and omega-3s.  These seeds are gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and even keto-friendly.

Almond milk (1 cup) – Almond milk is a great dairy alternative with low amounts of sugar and calories. Furthermore, almond milk is high in vitamin E and calcium.

Coconut milk or cashew milk are other alternatives if you can’t find almond milk.

Vanilla extract (1 tsp) – Using pure vanilla extract is the best option to cook with. It will provide an exceptional flavor that cannot be duplicated with any other ingredient.

Maple syrup (1 tsp) – Maple shouldn’t be replaced with an artificial version because it’s best when it’s 100% pure. Pure maple syrup is how the pudding is naturally sweetened. It also provides antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals organically.

Sea salt (a pinch) – Sea salt is going to help elevate the flavor of this pudding. You can substitute it with kosher salt.

Frozen mango (1 cup) – Mango adds immune-boosting properties to this recipe. It also helps with digestive health and is even proven to lessen the risk of some cancers.

Frozen mango is going to work best here for the right consistency. Plus, frozen mango is easier to find in the grocery store and more cost-effective.

Coconut milk (1/2 cup)– Canned coconut milk can be found with other ethnic foods in the grocery store. The canned version is much creamier than the carton versions (they also usually have fewer additives).

Coconut milk is highly recommended to obtain that tropical flavor we are looking for with this recipe. But almond milk would be a good substitute if you cannot find coconut milk.

Unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes (for topping) – Coconut flakes will add great texture and flavor to the final product. You can bring it to the next level by quickly toasting the coconut in a saute pan for a really unique flavor.

ingredients for chia pudding

How to Make Mango Chia Pudding

Step 1. Start by blending the mango and coconut milk to create the creamy mango mixture.

Step 2. Then mix together the chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and sea salt in a bowl.

Step 3. Then, you will cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. This time is vital for the pudding to “set up.” The chia pudding must chill for at least two hours.

Step 4. Finally, after the chia pudding has been chilled, it’s time to serve. You will portion out two servings into two small serving bowls or glasses. First, scoop out the chia pudding.

Then you will top the chia pudding with the mango mixture. Lastly, garnish with coconut flakes. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

steps to make mango chia pudding

Can Toddlers Eat Chia Pudding?

Fortunately, yes! Chia seed pudding (and chia seeds in general) are a great addition to a toddler or child’s diet.

They are a safe option because the seeds are small enough not to be a choking hazard.

Suppose your little ones don’t enjoy the unique texture. In that case, you always have the option to puree the chia pudding mixture together before chilling.

cup of chia pudding with mango puree mixed in

Can You Microwave Chia Pudding?

Chia pudding doesn’t always need to be served cold. You can always have the option to warm it up.

In fact, using the microwave will speed up the process of creating the pudding. Instead of chilling, simply put the chia pudding in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

It’s best to check the pudding in 20-second increments and stir as it heats up. Give it a try when you’re feeling like trying something different!

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Mango Chia Pudding

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Mango chia pudding is a refreshing, healthy, and sweet breakfast recipe. It's yummy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Prep: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses


Chia Pudding:

Mango Puree:

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

For decoration (optional)

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes


  • In a separate bowl, whisk together chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and salt.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Add frozen mango and coconut milk to a blender and blend.
  • Divide the chia pudding mixture out of the fridge into two containers. Pour the mango mixture over chia pudding. Decorate with a few coconut flakes.

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Serving: 1 glass | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.2g | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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