Papaya chia pudding recipe - this deliciously sweet tropical fruit makes the tastiest pudding made with chia seeds, papaya fruit and coconut milk.
What do you do with a few papaya fruit that you have 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.
The health benefits of papaya
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.
Papaya is also known as...........
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.
Eat your way to health with papaya chia pudding
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 as 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 fibre which is good for regulating bowels.
If you're constipated 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!!
Other chia recipes
Papaya chia pudding recipe
- 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 a small whisk and beat gently to mix the coconut milk into the chia seeds then leave to thicken for 10 minutes
- Scoop out the papaya flesh and use a fork or potato masher to breakdown the 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.
Hello. I was happy to find this recipe. I have been making papaya pudding for years now so was pleased to see that I am not the only one inclined to do so. My recipe is 1 Papaya - 1 or 2 Bananas - 1/4 cup Trilogy. Trilogy is readily available in my remote location. It is a combination of flax, hemp and chia. I put this in a blender and refrigerate. It makes quite a bit (in my opinion, about six servngs and does tend to get a layer of brown but the flavor is delicious. I have kept it up to three days and scrape off the brown top layer if it bothers anyone. I like your idea of coconut milk instead of banana however i prefer fresh over ready made so bananas are easier in that department.
Hi Janet. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your method for making papaya pudding. I found it quite interesting 🙂
paw paws are not papayas but both are excellent
Hi Linda, Thanks for commenting. Not sure what part of the globe you're from but papaya is known as paw paw in the Caribbean. I have adjusted the post to reflect this.
looks really good, I am crazy about papaya
This looks like a great way to use up papaya. It looks so fresh.
Yes. It certainly is
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
So many chia puddings lately! I love how easy it is to make, and that papaya reminds me of Hawaii!
Very easy to Prepare Sophia and that's the great thing about it
Oh this looks so refreshing... I'm kicking it with chia puddings lately. Can't wait to try this mango deliciousness. YUm!
It's papaya! hope you like it 😉
Monica | Nourish & Fete
This looks lovely, and I had no idea the skin benefits of papaya! You learn something new every day! 🙂
Yes, it's great for the skin!
Looks like a gorgeous breakfast for the hot summer months. Cooling and delicious!
Thank you so much