This WW friendly Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk will make you so happy because it tastes so good, it’s super good for you, and it’s ridiculously easy to make!
Because this recipe is so high in fiber, it’s very filling, so the recipe can be split into 2 servings.
This makes each serving only 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk: 3 SmartPoints
Without a doubt, I just love me some pudding!
For example, I usually like to make Pistachio Jello Instant Pudding & Pie Filling and add whipped cream on top.
It’s such a nice treat at the end of the day, but probably not the most healthy or filling.
Clearly, I need a pudding that has more mmmph to it health-wise and filling-wise.
Interestingly, in a recent issue of one of the magazines I was flipping through, I found a page of ‘Power Breakfasts’ that include:
- Smoked Salmon Crackers
- Veggie Egg Scramble
- Green and Blue Smoothie
- English Muffin
- Nut Butter
- Overnight Oats
- Avocado & Egg Toast
- Chia Pudding
Because of the fact that I’ve tried most of the items in the above list, I decided to try out Chia Pudding with coconut milk.
Chia Pudding Looks Like Tapioca
Needless to say, since I had never eaten chia pudding before, I was a little bit apprehensive when I saw the picture and the recipe.
However, I was also enthralled because I’ve have seen the buzz about chia seeds and chia pudding a lot lately.
Particularly, it resembles tapioca or rice pudding, which I really like, so I knew I’d like this recipe!
Chia Pudding Has Way More Protein
The great advantage of chia seeds over tapioca and rice puddings (both starches) is that chia seeds offer a powerful punch of:
- Protein (about 5 grams per serving)
- Fiber (10 grams per serving)
- Calcium (17% RDA)
In addition, antioxidants from chia seeds are higher than any other whole food, even blueberries.
Now, that’s impressive!
Here’s a great book on Chia with information on why it’s such a great super food, along with recipes.
Chia pudding with coconut milk Is Easy To Make
Undoubtedly, this WW friendly recipe is ridiculously easy to make.
It should be noted, I did have to add more chia seeds to thicken up the pudding though.
Chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in liquid and convert it into a pudding type consistency.
Unquestionably, this is why it’s so very popular these days!
This nice little 4 piece set of serving bowls (Amazon) is perfect for serving your chia pudding.
Not only can you eat your chia pudding for breakfast, but also, you can eat it in the evening as an after-dinner treat.
After my pudding was at the desired thickness, I added some sliced bananas on top and tried it out.
Why I Love chia pudding with coconut milk
Obviously, I loved it!
Indeed, it is SO refreshing to know that I can indulge in something really healthy for me.
As well as that, I really enjoy the little crunch from the seeds as well as the taste of the coconut milk, vanilla, and honey.
Moreover, there are so many topping possibilities for chia pudding:
- Coconut & Pineapple
- Apples & Nuts
I’ve even seen chocolate chia pudding on Pinterest. Gotta try that!
I’m SO excited about my new chia seed discovery that I’m looking for other ways to eat it.
For instance, this morning I topped my yogurt with chia seeds.
Chia Pudding Is High In Fiber
Keep in mind, each serving has 10 grams of fiber.
It WILL make you regular, which is a good thing. Just be prepared for it. Wait for it……
Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk Recipe
Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk – 3 WW SmartPoints
- ¼ cup White Chia Seeds
- 1 to 1 ½ cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk, You can also use unsweetened almond milk
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Honey
- Whisk chia seeds, milk, vanilla, and honey together.
- Blend well.
- Refrigerate overnight in a covered container.
- In the morning, add 1 banana sliced.
I purchased my white chia seeds from Wegmans.
Surprisingly white chia seeds can be hard to find.
On the other hand, dark chia seeds are much easier to find.
Therefore, if you can’t find white chia seeds in your local supermarket, you can buy whole white chia seeds from Amazon.
Finally, have YOU ever had chia seeds before?
And I don’t mean the old way of using them by spreading them onto a clay pot to make a chia pet!
Yes, they’re the same chia seeds.
Let us know in the comments how you prefer to eat them.
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17 thoughts on “Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk – 3 WW SmartPoints”
I use the black chia seeds. Still tastes yummy! I add blueberries or pears. Delish!
That sounds delicious!
Aldis carries the light chia seeds
Oh that’s awesome! Another reason to love Aldi! Thank you Barb 🙂
How many smart points in a serving?
I don’t know how to calculate Smart Points. I’m from the Points Plus Value days.
Sorry I can’t help you!
Hi, I think (with Smart Points) chia seeds are 2 smart points for each tablespoon (so 1/4 cup would be 8 smart points), the honey is 4 smart points per tablespoon and the unsweetened almond/coconut milk is 1 smart point per cup. So, this recipe would be 13 smart points total. I find this pudding to be too much for me to eat at one sitting, so I split it up into 2 portions (mixing it up in a measuring cup and then pouring half into two mason jars and cover overnight in the fridge). If you did it this way, you’d have only around 6/7 smart points per serving and two days worth of breakfast. Very yummy with a small banana one day and a 1/2 cup of blueberries the next day 😀
Thanks for the ideas Gina! 🙂
What is considered a serving size?
Hi Karena, The recipe makes one serving. It’s a little over a cup of chia seed pudding.
OMG! I made this last night and just tasted a spoonful. OMG! I am the Sweet Tooth Queen and just a spoonful or two will satisfy any craving for a dessert or sweet snack.
I am too Gwendolyn! So glad you like it as much as I did!
I make mine like this, but I also add cinnamon.
White chia seeds are hard to find. I wind up buying mine at Whole Foods,
That sounds really good Claire to add cinnamon. I’ll have to try that next time. Yes, it was hard for me to find the white chia seeds.
How long does the pudding stay good in the fridge?
I would say 2 to 3 days at the most. It will most likely get eaten before then anyway 🙂