Tropical Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding is super easy to make and loaded with fibre, omega-3 and protein (just to name a few!). When you add hot water, chia seeds gelatinize to make a pudding, which is a nice alternative to something like oatmeal. Plus, it tastes great, is super filling and is a fantastic energy booster to start your day! The combination of mango, pineapple, banana and coconut in this recipe is stupid good (but feel free to get creative and try mixing in other fruits)

Prep Time: < 5 mins

Cooking Method: dehydrating, or just shop & prep

Cooking Time: < 7 hours (if dehydrating your own fruit)

Yield: 1


  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried bananas (or banana chips)
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened pineapple 
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened mango (approx 2 slices diced) 
  • 2 tbsps shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 2 tsps powdered milk (optional)

Note: It is highly recommended to make your own fruit if possible. It’s much more flavourful. See directions on how to dehydrate your own fruit below. 


If buying ingredients, simply combine everything in a sealable container and you’re good to go! Otherwise:

  1. Slice or chop 1 banana, 1/3 cup mango, 1/3 cup pineapple into 1/4″ thick slices or chunks.
  2. Dehydrate all fruits at 135o for ~7 hours.
  3. Once fruits are dehydrated, combine with shredded coconut, powdered milk and chia seeds in a sealable container.

Voilà! Your chia pudding is ready to go! (see how to rehydrate below)


  • As mentioned, you can simply purchase these items in store, however, homemade is much more flavourful 
  • It’s best to use ripened bananas (having a few brown spots on the peel). It results in sweeter, more flavourful chips
  • You can dehydrate frozen fruits
  • Learn more about dehydrating from our Dehydrating 101 post.

How to "rehydrate" before consuming:

  1. Add 1 cup boiling water
  2. Stir
  3. Let sit for approx. 12 mins
  4. Stir & enjoy

Rehydrating Tips:

  • Use a container with a lid to contain as much heat as possible… Have a packable insulated container? Even better. 
  • After soak time is finished, add more hot water if you find the meal dry or crunchy.  

*Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator. Actual nutrition facts may vary.

Per Serving:

Calories: 439 kcal  Protein: 8g  Carbs: 58g  Fat: 15g Fibre: 13g

 Sugar: 30g Sodium: 11mg Saturated Fat: 7g  Cholesterol: 0mg 

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