Chia Seed Pudding #3 Strawberries and Cream
16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled
1 1/2 cups (or one 13 1/2-ounce can) coconut milk
1/4 cup honey, or to taste
1 vanilla bean, scraped
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/2 cup chia seeds
Place the strawberries, coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and lime zest in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add more honey if desired.
Place the chia seeds in a large bowl, pour the strawberry mixture on top, and whisk thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes and whisk again.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days. Stir the pudding before serving. The longer it sits, the thicker the pudding will become; if you find that it is too thick, whisk in a little water (or coconut water, if you have some on hand).
- Sweeteners:Honey may be substituted with other sweeteners like maple syrup, agave nectar, date syrup, etc. Adjust amounts for desired sweetness.
- Garnish ideas:strawberries, coconut flakes, lime zest, chopped or slivered nuts, cocoa nibs, fresh mint.