If you are a fan of classic desserts you are going to love Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding recipe. It’s a bit healthier than the original, but the taste is better than ever. After all, it features Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Trust Betsy! Your first spoonful will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!
Growing up, I would always misspell the words ‘desert’ and ‘dessert’. My teachers would tell me to think about the ‘s’ in the word—they would tell me that ‘dessert’ has two ‘s’ because they are super sweet and make us want to eat more; hence the double ‘s’. Deserts are typically very dry and sunny; not something we want more of; hence the single ‘s’. As silly as this is, it is something that has stuck with me into adulthood and has even made its way into the American diet. It is not a secret that most Americans have a sweet tooth and have no problem putting the extra ‘s’ in dessert.
As Americans, I believe we are all born with a natural attraction to desserts. It’s like we have a sweet tooth with a sensor, and once we come across a dessert, the sensor signals the body that it absolutely needs it. So, as many Americans do, we eat the dessert and move on with our lives. However, we often forget about the calories, sugar, and fat content of the sweets we are eating.
We all have this natural sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied every so often. However, there are many other ways to “splurge” into desserts without as many calories, sugar and fat.
Some Ideas For Easy Healthy Dessert Preparation:
Applesauce—the unsweetened kind—should be a staple item for every baker as you can substitute it for sugar in many recipes. However, when doing so, you will need to reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe (approx. ¼ cup) to counteract the substitution. Using applesauce instead of sugar allows for a more natural sweetness and less calories. Additionally, applesauce can be used to substitute oil or butter in a recipe. There are two ways to do so: Replace half of the total butter or oil with applesauce or replace the whole amount. No matter what the substitution you choose, calories and fat content will be decreased.
Want to indulge in something sweet, without the added calories and fat? Eat fruit for dessert! A Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, with your favorite type of fruit, is the perfect treat at the end of a meal. Or, if you are in the mood for some tasty ice cream, try Dream Cream Fruit and Veggie Ice Cream. This delectable dessert combines fruit and veggies plus double the nutrients! Not to mention, much less fat than the average ice cream.
Nothing ‘puts the cherry on top’ of the dessert like Betsy’s Best Nut Butter. Try Betsy’s Chocolate Chia Pudding, and blow your ordinary chocolate pudding out of the park. This delicious incorporation of the Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter with the chocolate is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Quick & Easy:
Are you in need for a quick, healthy dessert? Try Betsy’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Poppers. This 4-ingredient treat is not only delicious, but very easy to assemble! It will leave you satisfied without the extra calories of ordinary desserts.
With Betsy‘s chocolate chia pudding we go coco for chocolate and coconut! This delicious and healthy dessert uses a gluten-free chocolate muffin from Soozy’s along with our delicious Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter Chia Pudding. Such an amazing treat minus the guilt and it’s even vegan-friendly!
1 c spinach or 2 T Koyah Leafy Greens Booster powder
1/2 c chia seeds
Step By Step Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:
Step 1: Simply mix the ingredients together, and let them rest for a few moments.
Step 2: Stir the mix well with a fork every five minutes or so. At first, it’ll seem far too liquified, but over the course of thirty minutes the chia seeds will plump up, till the pudding resembles tapioca pudding.
To assemble the chocolate chia pudding parfait:
Step 1: Cut muffin in half and place the bottom half in a 4 oz mason jar.
Step 2: Slice strawberries thin and layer around the side of the jar.
Step 3: Layer with 1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter and then add 1/4 Cup of chia pudding and top with the top of the muffin.
Step 4: Garnish with a dollop of Betsy’s Best and a strawberry.
We hope you enjoy our chocolate chia pudding recipe! Are you eating it as a healthy snack or dessert? Let us know what you think in the comments below?
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Cha-Cha-Cha coconut chia pudding please!A fun and refreshing dessert that has 1 serving of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit plus all of the benefits of chia seeds! Featuring our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter you’re sure to #TasteTheDifference. A great way to enjoy all of those functional food benefits!
1 c spinach or 2 T Koyah Leafy Greens Booster powder
1/2 c chia seeds
Step By Step Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:
Step 1: In a small food processor or blender, combine 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup and 1/2 cup mangos. Blend until smooth. Pour into a container and stir in 1/4 c of chia seeds.Set aside to thicken.
Step 2: In the same blender or food processor, combine remaining 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, spinach or Koyah leafy greens booster, and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Coconut Cashew Butter. Blend until combined.Remove and place in a separate container then stir in remaining 1/4 c chia seeds.
Step 3: Cover both containers and refrigerate 1-2 hrs or overnight. To serve, layer mango chia pudding and spinach coconut chia pudding in jars and top with fresh fruit.
We hope you enjoy our coconut chia pudding recipe! Are you eating it as a healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert? Did you modify the recipe to fit your preferences? Will you make it again? Let us know what you think in the comments below?
Try More Of Betsy's Yummy Healthy Recipes with Chia Seeds
If you are a chia pudding junky, you’ll love Betsy’s cashew chia seed pudding recipe? Well, this recipe using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom is sure to become your go to chia seed pudding. It’s the ideal blend of sweet and salty, while popping with superfood health benefits.!