Figs are, in my opinion, one of the worlds most beautiful fruits574564_10153476605970497_818139273_nI have no idea why it took me so many years to try one. It wasnt 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, Ive 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 wont 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