This Vanilla Bean and Mango Chia Seed Pudding is one of the first recipes I’ve made using my new organic vanilla bean powder.
If you’ve never had chia seed pudding before, it’s a super healthy pudding-like snack loaded with nutrients from chia seeds.
And, there are so many different varieties you can make too!
Although I normally make some kind of chocolate chia seed pudding, this time I wanted to try something different.
I had just received my order of 100% vanilla bean powder in the mail and wanted to use it to make a raw, fruity, sweet snack…and this was it!
Although these two puddings aren’t exactly identical in taste and texture, here are the 15 ingredients in the commercial brand: Jell-o Tapioca Pudding:
Ingredients: MILK SKIM, WATER, SUGAR, TAPIOCA, FOOD STARCH MODIFIED, CONTAINS LESS THAN 11% OF VEGETABLE(S) OIL HYDROGENATED (COCONUT OIL HYDROGENATED, PALM KERNEL OIL HYDROGENATED), SALT, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, SODIUM ALGINATE, FLAVOR(S) NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL, COLOR(S) ARTIFICIAL, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D (source)
It has refined sugar, oils, refined salt, GMO dairy and food colorings. And it was rated “F” on FoodFacts.com.
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Milk):
- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with calcium and fiber
- 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:
- excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids
- contains 700% more calcium than salmon
- contains more anti-oxidants than flaxseeds or blueberries
- contains 500% more calcium than milk
- contains 20% easily digestible vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Mangos:
- super high in vitamin A at 25% RDA
- good source of copper at 12% RDA
- excellent anti-oxidant
- contains 46% RDA of vitamin C
- contains 10% RDA of vitamin B6
5 Fast Facts About Raw Coconut Crystals:
- low glycemic (GI of 35)
- raw, vegan and gluten-free
- unrefined and unbleached
- contains 17 amino acids
- is an abundant source of minerals and broad spectrum B vitamins
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Tip #1: I don’t think this would turn out the same if you tried to substitute the pure vanilla bean powder with vanilla extract. I didn’t test it with the extract because I didn’t want to waste an entire serving of my chia pudding to try it out and because I was so pleased with the vanilla bean powder. One of the reasons I switched from using the extract is because I didn’t care for the strong alcohol flavor, especially in raw snacks like this one. You don’t have to worry about that when using the powder and, it will last twice as long as the extract because you only have to use half as much. It’s the best $24 dollars I have spent in a long time, hands down.
Tip #2: This is not an overly sweet dessert (getting it’s sweetness from the mango and 2 tablespoons of granulated sweetener), so adjust the amount of mango/sweetener if you prefer a sweeter pudding. I used raw coconut crystals as my sweetener, but you can substitute with the sweetener of your choice.
Tip #3: I like to use a mason jar to mix it and then eat my pudding straight from the jar, but you don’t have to use a mason jar to mix it up. Just put all the ingredients into a small bowl, stir very well and put it in the refrigerator to firm.
Tip #4: This recipe will make 1 large serving or 2 smaller servings.
Vanilla Bean and Mango Chia Seed Pudding (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Refined Sugar)
The Healthy Family and Home
- 1 1/2 cup homemade almond milk
- 1/2 cup organic mango (diced small)
- 1 1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder (100% organic vanilla bean)
- 4 tablespoons organic chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons organic raw coconut crystals (or sweetener of your choice)
||Prepare the mango: peel the mango and dice into small pieces. |
Add the diced mango and all other ingredients to a mason glass jar.
Seal the lid tightly and shake vigorously until everything is mixed together well.
Put in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes, or until it firms up a little.
Optional: add extra diced mango for garnish.
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5 Fast Facts About Almonds:
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Today is a happy day at The Healthy Family and Home…I was recently nominated by a fellow blogger for the “Liebster Blog Award”!
My little blog is right at a year old and continues to grow a little bit more each month.
Oh how I remember the beginning when I had only 5 subscribers and 1 Facebook like!
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My “Healthy” Disclaimer”:
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If you like to juice, you know the dilemma about what to do with the pulp…especially beautiful, bright orange carrot pulp.
Why, how about making some easy Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers that are grain-free, gluten-free and flourless!
I’ve been guilty on more than one occasion of either being in a hurry or just too lazy to do [...]
Here is a really simple recipe to make 100% pure Homemade Coconut Milk with your Vitamix.
I’ve had quite a journey over the past several years in trying to find the best non-dairy milk alternative.
Here’s how my choices have evolved:
Organic Soy Milk (carton) Organic Almond Milk (boxed) Organic Coconut Milk (boxed) Organic Homemade Almond Milk & Organic Homemade [...]
If you loved the Healthy Peanut Butter Cup recipe I posted a couple of weeks ago, I’m pretty sure you will like this homemade Raw Snickers Bar just as much!
I don’t dare eat GMO candy bars or even like my desserts very sweet, so I don’t know why I’ve been drawn to copycat candy bar recipes lately.
I have had homemade veggie burgers on my “to do” list for a very long time and it wasn’t until a facebook reader asked if I had a recipe did I finally decide it was time to do it.
I must have 5 – 6 different recipes saved from over the years and although I’ll get around to trying [...]
Now that I’m making everything I possibly can ‘homemade”, it was inevitable that Homemade Vegan Hamburger Buns would show up on my “to-make” list.
We eat a lot of veggie burgers, and I just recently made my own Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers for the very first time, and they were pretty good.
Normally, I would buy [...]
What is a “coffee enema”?
Coffee enemas are used as a way to detox the body and aid the body in healing.
Coffee enemas reduce levels of systemic toxicity by up to 700 percent Coffee enemas cleanse and heal the colon and digestive tract, improve peristalsis Coffee enemas boost energy levels, improve mental clarity and mood Coffee enemas eliminate [...]
I’ve made this Raw Hemp Cilantro Dressing several times and it just seems to get better every time I make.
My favorite way to use it is to get a big bowl of fresh kale, cover it with this dressing and sprinkle some sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds and/or chia seeds on top.
There is nothing like a fresh, [...]
This EA Live Sprouted Seven Blend from Beyond Organic is a really versatile, nutrient-dense food that can literally transform an ordinary recipe into a powerhouse of nutrition.
Live, sprouted seeds that are blended together so you can easily add to your food recipes.
The first recipe I used the Sprouted Seven Blend in was the Raw Vegan Carrot and [...]
How cute are these tiny raw cacao cookies with a creamy raw pecan filling?
I remember the very first raw cookies I made in my dehydrator many, many years ago. It was a recipe that required them to stay in the dehydrator for 18 – 20 hours.
Now I don’t know about you, but when I get a cookie craving, [...]
It just doesn’t get any easier than this my friends. A raw, vegan cream of mushroom soup that can be made in less than 5 minutes in a Vitamix and is full of fresh flavor.
I guess one reason that people would use canned soup is for the convenience, but when it’s just a matter of putting all the ingredients [...]
Vegans, do I have a treat for you! Actually two treats.
These Organic Omega-3 Dark Chocolate bars from Beyond Organic are not only vegan chocolate bars, but also are the best of both worlds – dark chocolate + probiotics and omega-3′s.
This is not a sweet chocolate at all, but they are very addictive and I love the crunch [...]
This is a really easy vegan cheese sauce to make in your Vitamix and is perfect over veggies or even to use as a dip.
I’ve made this recipe several times and have used it on top of steamed broccoli, as a dressing for a kale salad, and of course, as a nacho chip-type dip.
I guess this recipe [...]
This is a simple vegan black-eye pea recipe that uses only 3 basic ingredients, can be made in the slow cooker or crock-pot, and can be made in a large quantity so you can freeze the leftovers and have another quick meal for another day.
A quick internet search will provide numerous black-eye pea recipes. Some people, like myself, [...]
Today is a great day because I have a Healthy Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut “Nutella” Spread recipe for you to enjoy.
Believe me…I’ve eaten my share of Nutella back in the day. And everyone else’s share as well.
Eventually, I realized it was basically nothing but refined sugar and palm oil with soy lecithin and empty calories with no nutrition [...]
Who would believe me if I told you these healthy, vegan peanut butter cups only had 4 ingredients? What, no show of hands? Well, my friends, it’s true.
My favorite part about this chocolate and peanut butter combination (other than the fact that it only has 4 ingredients) is that it contains coconut oil and I feel like I [...]
Beyond Organic has just introduced a new product to their line…Terrain Living Herbal Supplements.
Terrain is a living, liquid herbal supplement created through a synergistic combination of powerful organic botanicals infused with ancient symbiotic microorganisms providing a wide array of bioavailable phytocompounds. Our BioxPress™ fermentation process creates beneficial metabolites such as organic acids and B vitamins.
These living herbal [...]
If I haven’t already tempted you to buy those cute little fruit and vegetable cutouts I used in my Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus recipe, I’m going to try again!
This time, I used them for something different…not fruit or vegetable related. I made tiny Vegan Pepperjack Cheese Crackers that are a “copycat” (and much healthier version) of the famous little [...]
This is a really easy vegan focaccia bread to make using only 4 simple ingredients once you’ve made your homemade dough – roma tomatoes, onions, rosemary and olive oil.
I’ve fallen into the habit of making my homemade bread in my Zojirushi Bread Maker because I was never really good at kneading my dough and having it rise correctly.