While the best chia seed puddings require you to refrigerate them for several hours to overnight, you can still whip up a quick and delicious snack in a hurry.
In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut (shredded or flaked, whichever you have on hand), 1Tbsp chia seeds, and a sprinkling of cocoa powder - use more or less of each ingredient to your tastes. Pour in enough coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice) to cover the mixture. Don't fill to the top, as you want to leave room for the chia seeds to expand. Stir then let stand for 15 minutes or longer, until most of the liquid is absorbed and you have a thick texture. It's great on its own, or you can top with nuts, seeds, cacao nibs or a little toasted coconut for garnish.
This is a quick and easy snack that is loaded with healthy fats and fiber along with some protein and lots of vitamins and minerals. It tastes great and will keep you full for hours.
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