Holiday Pomegranate Chia Seed Pudding ~ Vegan

PomegranateI have a confession.  This is my first time ever buying and seeding a pomegranate! Why? Because every time I passed by these gorgeous foreign fruits they terrified me! Well not like this creepy Santa terrifies me…

Seriously, who allowed their child to sit on this monster's lap??!

Seriously, who allowed their child to sit on this monster’s lap??!

But more like “How the heck do I cut you open and get the seeds out?!” kind of terrifying.

So, I bit the bullet and bought one because I wanted to reap all those amazing antioxidant benefits.  I looked up a few ways to easily get the seeds out and the first method I tried worked amazing!  You score the pomegranate in half, pull it apart, then whack the outer shell with a wooden spoon over a bowl so all the seeds fall out. Easy! Just be sure not to wear your favourite shirt because the juice stains and sprays everywhere.

I thought these would be awesome over yogurt but then decided to do a festive pomegranate chia seed pudding that is full of healthy fats and awesome antioxidants and it’s vegan!Holiday_Pomegranate_Chia_Seed_Pudding_Vegan_Gluten-Free_Dairy-Free_www.thehappyhealthfreak.com

Pomegranate Chia Seed Pudding
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk*
  2. 1 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  4. 5-8 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia
  5. 1 pomegranate, seeds removed (you will have leftover seeds)
  6. 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla and stevia to a small bowl. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. To get the layered effect, transfer half the pudding to a mason jar, add about 2 tablespoons (25g) of the pomegranate seeds. Add remaining pudding, then another 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds.
  3. Top with shredded coconut.
Notes
  1. This is a thick pudding. If you prefer a smoother consistency, substitute half the coconut milk for unsweetened almond milk.
Nutritional Info per serving
  1. 403 Calories, 21g Carbs, 9g Fibre, 12g Net Carbs, 33g Fat, 4g Protein, 10g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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6 Comments

  • Kierston December 4, 2015 at 3:35 am

    This look delicious.

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  • Linz @ Itz Linz December 4, 2015 at 4:35 am

    yum! looks awesome!

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  • Jenn - a traveling Wife December 4, 2015 at 5:20 am

    This looks pretty dang tasty. I’ve never been a big fan of pomegranates because they can be a lot of work and messy. But occasionally, I’ll get one and try all the different ways to remove the seeds! šŸ™‚

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    • happyhealthfreak December 4, 2015 at 6:55 am

      Yeah they are pretty messy! It won’t be an every day thing for me either but oh so good in pudding šŸ™‚

      Reply

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