Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding

This Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding is inspired by one of the most popular desserts served at the bakery I work at — a Mango Lime and Cardamom Coconut Tapioca Pudding.  The two recipes are similar but very different at the same time.  Like brothers and sisters.  I omitted the lime juice (personally, I’m not a huge fan of lime), increased the amount of mango and cardamom, and of course, used a simple, no-cook chia seed base instead of a cooked tapioca pearl pudding.  The result?  Unparalleled delicious perfection.

The mango adds a tropical, sweet, and addictive quality while the cardamom transports you to a far away land of rainbows and unicorns.  And in that land, your taste buds are in a permanent state of bliss.  Nirvana, even?

I’m a bit new to using cardamom in recipes because its flavor is so distinctive.  It’s described as both citrusy and peppery.  But I can tell already, I’m becoming obsessed.  I want to sneak it into everything I make.  It goes perfectly well in recipes that call for cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves (like Carrot Cake).  And of course, it pairs oh so well with mango in this Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding!

Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

3 servings

Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Fat per serving: 6

Calories per serving: 160

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 8oz Frozen Unsweetened Mango Chunks, thawed completely
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 3 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • 5 tbs Chia Seeds

Directions:

  1. In a blender (I used my NutriBullet), puree the almond milk, mango chunks, vanilla extract, cardamom and sweetener.
  2. Stir in the chia seeds with a spoon.  Pour the mixture evenly into jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate overnight.  Serve and enjoy!

Notes:

You can use coconut milk instead of the almond milk if you like.  Both are delicious!

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I think this can be classified as the healthiest breakfast/snack/dessert OF ALL TIME, yes?!?

Yes.

NOM NOM NOM.  I could eat this for breakfast for the next MONTH.  It’s so sweet and satisfying (and filling).

Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding (refined sugar free, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Enjoy!

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– Jess

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9 comments on “Healthy Mango Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding”

  1. LOVING all of the chia seed pudding recipes lately!! Keep ’em coming girl! 🙂 Mangoes are probably my favorite summer fruit EVERRRR.

  2. i like Mango…….

    very good stuff….
    iam waiting for the season… do u tell me how can i enjoy mango in all seasons?

  3. This chia pudding looks fantastic. I love the combination of ingredients, I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thank you for your recipes. just a few questions if you don’t mind. I have normal almond milk so should I increase the vanilla essence? I also have a fresh mango. would this suffice ? and finally i have a bottle of Stevia. would be able to give me an amount in grams or oz or cups etc that I would need to use.

    • Regular almond milk will work just fine, I don’t think you’d need to increase the vanilla extract.
      Fresh mango will also work!
      The 3 packets of sweetener should equal about 2 tablespoons of sugar, which is about 1 dropper full of liquid stevia (I think this is around 15 drops?). I’d just do this to taste, you can use more or less. Also depends on how sweet your mango is. Hope you like the recipe! 🙂

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