Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chia Seed Pudding with Fruit Compote

This has become a favorite snack and breakfast at my house.  If your family is like mine then they love foods with texture like tapioca pudding and bubble tea.  The chia seeds work as a thickener in the same way as tapioca.  The texture is very similar to tapioca in pudding or the larger tapioca pearls at the bottom of bubble tea.  My youngest is an expert at homemade bubble tea and makes a very authentic Thai Tea with bubbles.  Will need to coax her to let me post her recipe! ;)
You can add fresh fruit to this pudding but I like the texture of a fruit compote mixed with a little fresh fruit.  This pudding is delicious with fruit or without.  Enjoy.

Chia Seed Pudding

12oz to 14 oz of unsweetened coconut milk
5 Tablespoons of chia seeds
3-4 Tablespoons Agave Syrup (or to taste)
1/2 pint of organic raspberries (Cook half of the berries in saucepan with a teaspoon of water for about 1 minute or 2 until they break down and release their juices.)

Pour coconut milk into large quart-size measuring cup or a medium-size bowl.  Whisk in agave syrup and chia seeds - whisk for a minute or 2.  That's it!  Pour mixture into small jars or ramekins and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.