Layered Mango Smoothie and Cardamom Chia Pudding
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Hands-on Time: 15 mins
Makes: 2 to 4 servings
1 can (13.5 ounces) full-fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Cardamom, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup frozen mango or strawberry chunks
1 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 to 1 cup water
Toasted shredded coconut, for garnish
1. Into a quart-sized mason jar (or other similar jar) with a lid, pour coconut milk. If coconut milk has separated, whisk until well blended. Add maple syrup, vanilla and cardamom. Whisk until well combined. Add chia seeds and whisk until well combined.
2. Place lid on jar and refrigerate for 30 minutes, until chia seeds begin to swell and clump. Remove from refrigerator and shake jar until seeds are loosened and distributed, then refrigerate for an additional 1 1/2 hours or overnight.
3. Close to when the pudding is ready, use a blender to combine mango or strawberry chunks, banana and water. Mix until well blended, adding more water if needed to achieve desired consistency.
4. Divide chia pudding among glasses or bowls. Pour smoothie on top, then garnish with toasted coconut and a sprinkle of cardamom.