This dish can be served for breakfast or even as a dessert and is packed with fibre & beneficial fats – plus, it couldn’t be easier to make; simply combine the ingredients, chill & enjoy.
150g creamed coconut
3 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Your choice of fruit: a combination of bananas, strawberries, mango, pineapple, pear, kiwis or whatever you fancy
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
Desiccated coconut to decorate
For an adult twist try mango and pineapple pieces tossed in 2 tablespoons of Malibu 🙂
Put the creamed coconut in a jug and pour over 300ml of boiling water, stir to dissolve.
Add the chia seeds, vanilla bean paste and honey/maple syrup (if using). Personally I don’t think it needs it and if having for breakfast I would definitely omit it, as a dessert however some people like a touch more sweetness. Stir well then refrigerate for 15 minutes before mixing again. Cover the bowl or jar with a lid or cling film and return to the fridge for another 30-45 minutes.
Prepare your fruit, peel and chop into a fine dice, marinate in Malibu if you fancy or how about blending a mango to a puree and mixing in pieces of pineapple or berries, experiment with your favourite fruits.
Remove the mixture from the fridge. Spoon a small amount into the bottom of 4 serving glasses followed by a layer of your chosen fruity concoction. Continue with the rest of the mix and top with some final fruit pieces and a sprinkle of desiccated coconut.