For awhile there, my sweet tooth was BAD. I wanted ice cream and cookies and when I’d splurge, I’d buy the coconut milk based ice creams or allergy friendly cookies; I convinced myself they were better versions and while yes, they are in comparison in many ways, when you find yourself buying and eating them simply because you’re craving it (especially when that craving is hitting more frequently), it isn’t any better.
I would think about making myself some banana ice cream, chia pudding or simple coconut flour cookies, but I’d find a way to convince myself it was too much work, I was too tired, or some other ridiculous excuse. But when my parents brought a big batch of freshly picked strawberries the other weekend, it was a game changer. Topped with a drizzle of coconut butter and it felt like an instant dessert.
With a can of coconut milk in the cabinet, I got an idea and whipped up this delicious strawberry shortcake chia pudding which is sure to fulfill any sweet craving!
- 1 cup canned coconut cream
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 TBSP honey, agave or maple syrup
- ½ cup chia seeds
Mix coconut cream, almond milk, vanilla and honey into a bowl until well combined. Then stir in chia seeds. Allow to sit for about 3 minutes, then stir again, cover and refrigerate for an hour or until ready to eat. When serving, top with fresh sliced strawberries.
Mix remaining coconut cream from the can with a splash of vanilla and keep in the fridge. Spoon a dollop on top of the strawberries and sprinkle with cacao nibs. It totally looks like a little strawberry shortcake, don’t you think?
This was so tasty and I know you all are going to love it, as well!
What healthier treat do you grab when craving something sweet?