A cinch of a super seed slop. However highly adaptable, the papaya in this version is key to the core -- papaya contains genius digestive enzymes, which help to break down proteins and excess debris in the digestive tract. My acupuncturist has often ordered me to eat it more (shout out to dr. lor!), and it's best I do what she says. And spread the love. HI
COCONUT PAPAYA CHIA SEED PUDDING (4 servings)
¼ c whole chia seeds
1.5 c light coconut milk
1 small handful dried pure papaya spears, chopped
1 small handful organic coconut flakes
1/4 cup fresh lightly mashed papaya
1 T pure maple/agave syrup
splash vanilla extract
/ STIR all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl
/ COVER and let sit in refrigerator overnight*
>> OPTIONAL << toppings/stir-ins/whatever
/ SUB unsweetened hemp or almond or cashew milk for coconut milk
/ SUB 4-5 chopped dates or 2-4 T applesauce or ½ banana (YES) for syrup
/ any berry, plus peaches, pear, figs, andbananas work beautifully
/ crushed walnuts or brazil nuts or pecans or hazelnuts or almonds or whatever
/ almond or walnut or cashew or pecan or hazelnut or macadamia butters
/ dried unsweetened tart cherries (YUM) or raisins or currants or goji berries
/ crystallized or powdered ginger
/ raw maca root or cacao powder
/ hemp hearts/seeds
/ raw cacao nibs
/ buckwheat groats
*stirring the pudding a few hours after placing in the refrigerator can be helpful to evenly distribute the add-ins.
the dried papaya and coconut flakes (appx. ¼ cup total) can be substituted with any of the other nut/fruit suggestions above, just keep it at about the same ratio, or don’t.
dried fruits will shine after bathing with the chia seeds, whereas the hemp seeds, nibs, and groats work best as an afterthought. all others could swing either way.
for the powders, use appx. 1 T along with whatever other desired add-ins.