Foodie Friday: Tropical Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

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Coconut Mango Chia Pudding {Vegan, Gluten Free}


Today we are sharing a taste of the tropics and I swear I had every intention on making the most delicious lychee coconut smoothie but unfortunately, the grocery gods were not on my side and lychee is simply no where to be found in the booming metropolis of Oswego, NY.  The reason I was so dead set on using lychee is because it’s one of the few fruits that are low histamine plus lychee is kind of one of those things you don’t see being used too often and I figured it would be fun to incorporate into a recipe. 

Alas, I had to settle for mangoes.  While tropical, they aren’t low in histamine.  I honestly don’t know that for a fact since it’s approved on some lists but not on others  but it’s what I had to settle for since pineapples and all other citrus fruits are out. 

For whatever reason I also switched my original plan from a smoothie to chia pudding…most likely because chia seeds have come up a lot in my low histamine research as being one of the only approved seeds to consume.  I think I started subconsciously craving it and all the sudden found myself whipping it together the other night! 

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While not sip worthy like a smoothie, I still think it makes for a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy the taste of the tropics for breakfast. 

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding {gluten free, vegan}

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding




  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk 
  • 1/3 cup white chia seeds
  • 1 20g scoop of Skoop B Strong Viva-Nilla Protein Powder (use Vanilla Hemp for low histamine diet)
  • 1/3 cup diced mangos + more for topping
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut + more for sprinkling 
  • Sprinkle of goji (optional)



  1.  In a mason jar, combine milk, chia seeds and protein powder. Shake vigorously then mix in mangoes and coconut.
  2. Place lid and cap on top. 
  3. Place in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. It will be done once chia seeds have completely absorbed liquid. 
  4. Remove and top with more mangoes, shredded coconut and goji berries. 
  5. Grab a spoon + enjoy! 😀 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply August 7, 2015

I've been wanting to make chia pudding lately! Maybe that will be my next endeavor!
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    Reply August 7, 2015

    Give it a try, I bet you'd love it!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply August 7, 2015

I've never made Chia pudding. This mind be the stuff to convince me! Have a great weekend, AnnMarie!
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    Reply August 7, 2015

    Girl, get on it! SO easy!

Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
Reply August 7, 2015

I need to incorporate more chia pudding into my diet! Also - beautiful pictures!
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    Reply August 7, 2015

    Thank you! <3 Thanks for linking up too!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply August 7, 2015

I loooove me some chia pudding - it's so creamy. But I like your addition of mango. Have a great weekend :)

    Reply August 7, 2015

    Thank you! :) The mango gave the creaminess the acidity it needed!

Reply August 7, 2015

This looks so good, if only I had 4 hours before breakfast... I may have to prep this to have for breakfast at the soccer field tomorrow.
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    Reply August 7, 2015

    I always make it the night before- literally takes 2 mins and then it's all ready the next morn! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 7, 2015

YUM! May not be a smoothie, but still looks delicious! I need to make chia pudding more often.
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    You totally need to- you can bring it to work like you do with your overnight oats! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply August 7, 2015

Very tropical! Looks yummy
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    Thanks! :)

Reply August 7, 2015

I don't know why but this post makes me want to sing that weird Sublime song "summmmaaaaaa time" I need an escape to the tropics ASAP. But this will work :)
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    Hahaha yessss, love it!!!

Reply August 7, 2015

I haven't been able to get a taste for chia pudding (something about the texture), but this looks really great!
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    It isn't for everyone (much like rice or tapioca pudding) but it's easy enough to make if you ever wanna give it a try again :)

Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
Reply August 7, 2015

I have to try this chia pudding stuff! I use chia seeds in baking but have never tried the pudding!
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    Definitely give it a try!!! So easy- I bet you could come up with some yummy recipes :)

Reply August 7, 2015

Ahh, I don't think this could get any better! :D It looks delicious! <3
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    Thanks friend! <3

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply August 7, 2015

this looks so tasty! I love chia pudding, its awesome that this has added protein for a pre or post workout fuel!
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    So true! Easy enough to make too with just a few ingredients!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply August 7, 2015

I LOVE lychee! ...And coconut...and mango. Yay for tropical flavors! :)
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    Reply August 8, 2015

    I FINALLY found some lychee (had to drive an hour) and will be making something with it soon! Soooo good!

Deanna @ The Live Fit Girls
Reply August 9, 2015

YUM! This is like my most favorite flavor combo ever!! I haven't had chia pudding in months...I think you've inspired me to make some for this week! ;)
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    Reply August 10, 2015

    Woohoo! Hope you enjoy - so easy to make and delicious :)

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