Tropical Chia Pudding

Tropical Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding is super easy to make and loaded with fibre, omega-3 and protein. 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.
COOKING METHOD: Dehydrating, Prep & Go
*Note: recipe below provides instructions for dehydrating and making your own ingredients but you can simply buy ingredients instead
Course Breakfast
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Dehydrating Time 7 hours


  • 1 Dehydrator (optional)


Raw ingredients needed (measurements before dehydrating):

  • 3 tbsps chia seeds
  • cup bananas
  • cup pineapple
  • cup mango
  • 2 tbsps shredded coconut
  • 2 tsps milk powder (optional)

Ingredient measurements for final recipe (to shop for or once ingredients above dehydrated)

  • 3 tbsps chia seeds
  • ¼ cup dried bananas (or banana chips)
  • ¼ cup dried pineapple
  • ¼ cup dried mango (approx 2 slices diced)
  • 2 tbsps shredded coconut
  • 2 tsps milk powder


If buying ingredients:

  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a sealable container - and that's it! Your chia pudding is ready to go. See rehydrating instructions below.

If dehydrating own fruit:

  • 1. Slice 1 banana, 1/3 cup mango, 1/3 cup pineapple into 1/4″ thick slices or chunks.
  • 2. Disperse fruits on dehydrating trays and dehydrate at 135℉ for about 7 hours.
  • 3. Once fruits are dehydrated, combine with shredded coconut, powdered milk and chia seeds in a sealable container.


  • As mentioned, you can simply purchase these items in store, however, homemade dehydrated fruit 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
  • Dehydrating time may vary (the thickness and water content of the mixture, as well as the humidity and altitude of your environment will impact dehydrating time)
  • Scroll down for storage guidelines
  • Learn more about dehydrating from our Dehydrating 101 post.


Serving: 1gCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgFiber: 13gSugar: 30g
Keywords: chia, protein

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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.  

Storage Guidelines:

  • Keep stored in a sealable bag or container
    •  Tip: Vacuum sealing can more than triple the shelf life
  • Keep stored in a cool, dry and dark place
    • For longer term storage, store in your freezer (especially if not vacuum sealed)
  • When dried and stored properly, this should have a shelf life of several months up to a few years
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