Fig & Coffee Chia Pudding
Figs are, in my opinion, one of the worlds’ most beautiful fruits 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.
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
*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:
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?