Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote via Nutritionist in the KitchChia pudding. Yep, we all know about it, most of us are fans, it’s nothing new, I get that…but today, it’s chia pudding and a couple layers of extra yumminess!

It’s no surprise that I’m a fan of chia, you’ve seen it on the blog many times (here, here, and here to name a few), and I’ve talked about it’s amazing health benefits!

1. Digestion boosting

2. Brain boosting

3. Heart healthy

It’s a super food to say the least!

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote via Nutritionist in the Kitch

So when I decided the other week to whip up a simple chia pudding I thought to myself… how can I add a little extra pizzaz??

Strawberries, figs, honey, almond butter and toasted coconut… that’s how! 

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Between the rich, thick, and delicious chia pudding I chose to layer silky natural almond butter, another fantastic source of healthy fats, with a little protein to boot, and a simple compote made with fresh strawberries and dried figs, both of which are loaded with antioxidants!

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote via Nutritionist in the Kitch

To top the chia pudding I drizzled raw honey, a source of minerals, and sprinkled some toasted coconut, another healthy addition that contains iron and zinc!

Chia pudding is so great because it can be morphed in so many great ways!

Chocolate chia pudding? Sure! Vanilla? Why not! Orange? Not a problem! MochaBe my guest!

I think you get my point!

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote via Nutritionist in the Kitch

This delicious jarred delight makes a great breakfast or snack and is a perfect way to fuel your body in the day! Plus, your digestive system will be singing hallelujah if you struggle with sluggish digestion as I like to call chia the “chimney sweep” of the intestines!

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote via Nutritionist in the KitchHow do you like to eat your chia seeds?? I’d love to hear about it! 

Layered Chia Pudding with Strawberry Fig Compote
 
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  1. In a jar add the chia pudding ingredients, shake vigorously for a minute and place in the fridge. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat add the strawberries and chopped figs, mash the strawberries and the figs together as they warm and bring to a bubble.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat add to a bowl and place in the fridge to thicken and cool until the chia pudding has thickened.
  4. Once the chia pudding is thickened (minimum 30 minutes later, the longer you leave it the better consistency it gets, sometimes I leave mine overnight) layer it in another jar with the almond butter and the compote and top with a drizzle of honey and toasted coconut.

*Recipe inspired by the Green Kitchen Travels Cookbook (which is amazing by the way!!) 

Have a lovely Sunday!

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

  • Mmm this is looking nothing less than scrumptious! Would make a perfect start to the day I reckon 😀 And I love how you can see the layers so clearly, delicious 🙂 Normally figs aren’t my go-to fruit, but the strawberries I am sure brings out extra sweetness in them, not to mention how healthy they are 🙂
    I hope you have had a lovely Monday 🙂 x

    • Thanks Julie! Yes the dried figs were a last minute addition but I’m happy how they turned out! 🙂

    • Forgot to do that! My fitness pal can tell you, just copy and paste the ingredients into the manually enter a recipe section! 🙂

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