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Fig & Coffee Chia Pudding

Figs are, in my opinion, one of the worlds’ most beautiful fruits 574564_10153476605970497_818139273_n I have no idea why it took me so many years to try one. It wasn’t until last year that I tried my very first fig and now whenever I get a chance, I buy as many as I can. So, the last time I was at the market and saw fresh figs for sale I bought enough to last me a while! Naturally, I’ve been enjoying them with chia puddings like the ones you see above and below. 1472016_10153535435740497_1696752150_n

Fig pairs perfectly with chocolate, cacao nibs, and pistachios, but last night I came up with another delicious flavour combination.

Figs and coffee.


Coffee Chia Pudding with Fresh Figs


1 1/2 cups strong coffee
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional*
3 TBSP chia seeds
fresh figs, chopped
cacao nibs

*If you choose to leave the protein powder out of the recipe, reduce coffee to 1 cup

Blend coffee and protein powder together. Once mixed, add chia seeds to coffee mixture. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes, but the longer is better. I always allow my chia puddings to set overnight.
When ready to serve, top chia pudding with chopped figs and cacao nibs. Enjoy!

This was my first time making a coffee chia pudding, but it most definitely won’t be the last. It was absolutely delicious and a nice change from my go to chocolate or vanilla flavours.

I was debating whether or not to pair this coffee chia pudding with banana or figs, but Eddie suggested figs. He thought it was a better match and he was most definitely right.

Figs are a good source of fibre, potassium, manganese, iron, and vitamins B6, A, and C. They are also delicious, so I love including them in my diet.

Other than topping my chia puddings with figs, I plan to try these recipes, too:

Fig Plantain Bread Pudding by Lori and Michelle
Caramelized Figs by Steph
Fig, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Jam by Kristina
Greek Yogurt with Coffee Fig Compote by Jill

or maybe I should try some of my own fig recipes 😉

Have you made coffee chia pudding before? Will you? What would you pair your coffee chia pudding with? 

Do you have fig recipes for me to try?

Love always,

Meg xo

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    Linz @ Itz Linz

    December 5, 2013

    ok ok ok i’ll get on this fresh fig train you’re on!!! :)

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    December 5, 2013

    Meg! Figs are my favorite favorite :) Thank you for the shout out lady!

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    December 5, 2013

    I’ve never had figs before! I know everyone says they’re so good so I’m not sure why I’ve never had them. They either must not carry them at Trader Joes or I miss them every time so i don’t think about it.

    …and seriously, my chia pudding didn’t work! I think I needed to stir/shake it again before I went to bed last night and forgot but all the seeds were sitting at the bottom in one big clump with the almond milk sitting on the top. I gave it another shake and stir as I made something else for breakfast and I’m hoping maybe it will be lunch…

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    December 5, 2013

    I must admit, I am not a huge fan of chia pudding, but your recipes look delicious! And, I am going to go out and buy me some figs!!!

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    December 5, 2013

    GIrl you are killin’ me with these creations! This looks incredible! I loooove figs but in GA they are sooo expensive!

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    December 5, 2013

    This recipe looks like it calls for 11 1/2 cups coffee. I know you meant 1 1/2 cups coffee, but just wanted to let you know :)

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    December 5, 2013

    anything with coffee flavor– I’m in!

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    December 5, 2013

    Chia seeds in COFFEE?! I die. <3

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    Jody - Fit at 56

    December 5, 2013

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have done the chia in coffee before – :)

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    December 5, 2013

    I’m not a huge fan of fresh figs but love dried ones! Although this recipe sounds pretty good!

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    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    December 6, 2013

    I actually don’t drink coffee anymore. A few years ago I was downing 4+ cups a day and decided it was too much and quit cold turkey.

    This recipe looks delicious though! I’ve never actually made anything myself at home with figs before but I really need to change that.

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  13. Reply

    must try sis!! I can’t find figs around me anymore! boo!

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    Amanda @runtothefinish

    December 6, 2013

    your food always looks so pretty!! mine usually looks like a mess, but tastes good :)

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