This easy mango chia pudding is a blended mango smoothie soaked in chia seeds until a fluffy pudding is formed. You can use fresh or frozen mango along with cinnamon, vanilla, and milk of your choice for a refreshing breakfast or snack.
Mango Chia Pudding – in a jar!
It’s cold. It’s refreshing. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. It makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert. And it’s best served in jars with really cool lids!
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How do you make chia pudding?
Now, back to the chia pudding, which fits four servings neatly into little half pint jars.
I started with frozen mango (which saves a lot of time not having to peel), but of course you can use fresh too!
To the mango add a banana, a cup of milk, cinnamon, and vanilla, and blend.
Meanwhile, put a scant quarter cup of chia seeds into the bottom of each jar.
What’s so good about chia seeds?
Chia seeds contain a ton of good-for-you nutrients, including fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. And I love their texture when soaked in liquid!
Pour your smoothie mixture on top of the seeds, equally between the four jars.
And then give them a big stir to mix the seeds throughout.
Add a little sweet if you want more
Note that there are no added sweeteners in this recipe, but if you like things on the sweet side, you might want to add a drizzle of honey to the mixture.
Chia seeds are also very hydrating, so I had this snack before two of my workouts last week!
Mango Chia Pudding
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients (except chia seeds) together.
- Add a scant quarter cup of seeds to each jar.
- Pour an equal amount of smoothie mixture into each jar.
- Stir seeds to incorporate throughout.
- Chill for at least 2 hours.