Mango Chia Seed Pudding {Gluten-Free}

Creamy chia seed pudding topped with a sweet and citrusy blend of mangoes.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

This mango chia seed pudding is the result of a fierce craving for sunshine and warmth. For lazy days on the beach sipping a tropical drink. For flip-flops and sun-kissed skin.

Pipe dreams.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

It’s all one big pipe dream. As I sit here and type this post and spoon creamy gobs of chia seed pudding topped with vibrant honeyed mangos in my face, the one fact remains: it’s -2 degrees outside and snowing.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

Every time I FaceTime with my grandparents, my grandfather is in the background counting down the days until spring. I believe the number he rattled off this morning was 24. Being patient is something I’m no good att, which is why you won’t find too many intricate dessert recipes on this site. When I want something, I want it. As in immediately. As in instant gratification.

I’m a lot like my grandmother that way. The Dougherty side of the family is an impatient bunch.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

Spring can not get here fast enough. I can’t wait for the day I can exit my front door and not have to worry about 1. the arctic air digging its razor-sharp icicle-like claws into my cheeks, 2. face planting down my front steps, and 3. wearing five layers of warmth. Nine times out of ten, I choose to stay home all because I’m too lazy to put on every single layer of clothes I own.

So I made mango chia seed pudding. Sweet, creamy pudding that also happens to be healthy. Eat it for breakfast or enjoy it as a snack. Either way, it’s a delicious treat.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

Let’s talk about the mangoes. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with them lately. Every time I find myself at the grocery store, I add a few mangoes to the cart. What I have now is a bowl full of ripe mangoes that need to be used immediately before they rot. That’s what mango greed will get you, folks.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes

In a desperate attempt to use up all the mangoes before they went bad, I added mango puree to the pudding mix and made a sort of mango salad to spoon over the top of the chilled pudding. The mango salad is a mixture of mango chunks, honey, lime juice and zest. It’s vibrant, sweet, and slightly tart.

Mango Chia Seed Pudding

Creamy chia seed pudding topped with a sweet and citrusy blend of mangoes.

Yield: 4 cups

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

Pudding: 

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mango puree (about 1 mango)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Honeyed Mango Topping:

  • 2 mangoes, seeded and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

 

Directions:

Pudding: 

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mango puree, honey, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the almond milk until the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the chia seeds until combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to individual containers or cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. Top with honeyed mangoes right before serving.

Honeyed Mango Topping: 

  1. In a small bowl, combine mangoes, honey, lime zest and juice. Stir to combine.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Kitchen tools I used to make this recipe:

• Mixing bowl
• Whisk
• Chia seeds

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