Coconut Chai Pudding with Strawberry Puree

This recipe is healthy and easy to make with only a few ingredients needed and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fibre.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Ready in15 min
  • YieldGrams
  • Serving Size200 ml
  • Energy50 cal
  • Total Cost$3
  • Cost per Serving$1.5
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Diabetic
    • Low Fat
    • Low Salt


  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 75 g chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 250g strawberry

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Chia seeds can expand to hold up to 10 times their dry weight. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, lime juice, vanilla paste and nutmeg.


Divide into 4 glasses and refrigerate for minimum 3 hours. 


Make puree ideally using fresh strawberries. Blend in food processor or blender until pureed. Refrigerate. 


Once pudding has set, top with strawberry puree.


This dessert goes well with any fruit or combination of fruits. A sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon adds more flavour dimensions.



Notes: Chia is one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world and has been around for centuries. It is the ancient Mayan word for strength. The Mayans and Aztecs ate chai seeds as a source of sustainable energy.

In a gram for gram comparison, chia has:

    • 8x more Omega-3s than salmon
    • 25% more fibre than flax seed
    • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
    • 2x more potassium than bananas
    • 6x more calcium than milk