Go crazy for this vegan style papaya chia pudding
What do you do with a few papaya fruit that you laying around in the refrigerator? The answer to that question is to make papaya chia pudding. As you can see from my website I don’t make a great deal of chia seed based recipes, in fact I’m much more partial to adding them to my smoothies instead. I’m ashamed to admit that the last time I featured a complete chia seed based recipe was almost two years ago which was my blueberry and banana overnight chia seed oats yes that’s really bad and I apologise.
Actually my chia seed oatmeal is probably one of my most popular recipes to date so why haven’t I taped into chia seed more. Well let me make up for lost time with my delicious papaya chia pudding. This pear shaped tropical fruit is brimming with antioxidants so ladies this recipe is great for bringing that youthful vibe into full swing – think healthy tresses and glowing skin.
Let’s not forget that papaya also known as paw paw (to my native Caribbean roots) is often featured in many cosmetic products such a creams and/or facial scrubs that’s because papaya contains an enzyme called pepsin which is great for correcting a plethora of skin problems.
While my post is a recipe about consumption I still felt the need to highlight the many skincare benefits. Eating papaya is another way of reaping the many health benefits such a reducing heart disease, lowering blood sugar levels (fructose does not react in the way that sucrose does) and obesity.
As we already know fruit contains fiber which is good for regulating bowels. If you’re constipating this recipe should work a treat for you as chia seeds are very fibrous – combine paw paw with chia seeds and that’s a health care marriage waiting to happen.
Although the title of the post is “pudding” you can eat this recipe whenever you see fit – morning, noon or night. It’s made up of natural ingredients (less than 4) which means it’s nourishing to the body as oppose to being harmful.
C’mon what are you waiting for? Try this recipe now!!
- 1 ripe papaya, peeled, halved with seeds discarded
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- In a small bowl combine both the coconut milk and chia seed - use a fork or small whisk and beat gently to mix the coconut milk into the chia seeds then leave to thicken for 10 minutes
- Use a fork to break the halves of papaya and set aside.
- Layer the bottom of a jar or glass with half of the mashed papaya then pour the gelatinous chia seed mixture on top.
- Finally add another layer over the top of the chia pudding and feel free to sprinkle on some chopped papaya as well.
- serve accordingly.