Organic chia pudding

Maria Jesusa DV Crisostomo, head pastry chef at Fen Café and Restaurant, created this dessert that combines traditional Arabic ingredients with Japanese and European influences
Organic Chia Pudding
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Organic Chia Pudding
August 01, 2018
Level Easy
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 1

PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Maria Jesusa DV Crisostomo
FOOD STYLING BY Maria Jesusa DV Crisostomo


100ml sugar-free coconut milk
40ml yoghurt
50g organic chia seeds
Mixed berries
10ml manuka honey
Desiccated coconut flakes


  • 1

    In a large bowl, mix the coconut milk and yoghurt. Set aside.

  • 2

    Add chia seeds and mix well. Let the chia seeds absorb the coconut milk mixture for 10-15 minutes before placing into serving bowls or glasses.

  • 3

    Before serving, top with mixed berries, a drizzle of manuka honey and a sprinkle of desiccated coconut flakes.


Top tip:

"With their healthy omega 3 fats, fibre and anti-oxidants, chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse. This recipe is a great alternative to sweet, sugary desserts. It also works very well as a breakfast dish," says Freda Molamphy, Spinneys Nutritionist.


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