– 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice) – 3 tablespoons chia seed – 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, depending on your sweetness preference) – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – Fresh mango slices, mint leaves, or shredded coconut for garnish (optional)
In a blender or food processor, blend the diced mango until smooth to create a mango puree.
In a bowl, combine the mango puree, almond milk, chia seeds, honey or maple syrup (if using), and vanilla extract.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight. This allows the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and create a pudding-like consistency.
– After the initial setting time, give the pudding a good stir to ensure that the chia seeds are evenly distributed and haven't clumped together. – Taste the pudding and adjust the sweetness if needed.
Experiment with different varieties of mangoes for varying levels of sweetness and flavor.
– If you prefer a smoother texture, you can blend the mixture before refrigerating it.
– Adjust the sweetness by adding more honey or maple syrup according to your taste.