Up Your Chia Pudding Game With Chai Spices & Lucuma

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So, you've got your chia pudding routine down, but what else can you add for unique flavor, subtle sweetness, and additional nutrients?

Lucuma is a fruit native to Peru that can be found in powdered form. What makes this fruit extra amazing is that its flavor is reminiscent of sweet potato and maple syrup. It also contains iron and protein, making it a great addition to enhance both the taste and nutritional profile of a dish—that's kind of the ultimate win-win, right?

Try adding it to your next smoothie, banana "nice" cream, or this chia seed pudding.

Lovely Lucuma Chai Chia Seed Pudding

Serves 2


  • 1 cup coconut milk (full-fat)
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 clove
  • Shredded coconut and cacao nibs for sprinkling (optional)
  • Vanilla stevia drops to taste (optional)


1. Blend coconut milk, ginger, lucuma, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove in Vitamix or other high-speed blender until combined thoroughly.

2. Combine coconut milk–lucuma mixture with chia seeds and stevia in a bowl. Stir until chia seeds are distributed evenly.

3. Pour into two glass jars and refrigerate overnight.

4. Remove chia seed puddings from refrigerator and sprinkle with shredded coconut and cacao nibs, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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