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Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Pudding

Need a quick and easy breakfast on the go? This is the perfect make-ahead recipe that is both tasty and nutritious.

 INGREDIENTS:

  • Chia Pudding Mixture:
  • 3 cups coconut milk (full fat/canned)
  • 3/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1–1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Compote Mixture:
  • 5–6 rhubarb stalks
  • 1 to 1–1/2 cups strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4–1/3 cup water
  • top with shredded coconut flakes/cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Chop up the fruit and add it to a small pot. Cook over medium heat or until rhubarb is tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add mixture plus maple and water into a blender and blend until well combined.
  4. Distribute pudding evenly in four glasses and top with strawberry rhubarb compote. Place in refrigerator and allow to chill for up to 1 hour.
  5. Serve topped with shredded coconut flakes, cacao nibs or both!

Adapted from recipe by Dr. Axe

By Functionally Simple Nutrition

Ariana Cucuzza, RDN, LD is the founder of functionallysimplenutrition.com. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition and sports nutrition.

Ariana holds a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition sciences from Ohio University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at The Cleveland Clinic. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland chapter of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also is an active member of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Dietitians in Functional Medicine (DIFM) Practice Groups of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been featured in Health Magazine, Live Science, Rally Health, YouBeauty, US News & World Report and Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials as well as live appearances with WKYC news.

In her previous role as a public health and community-based dietitian, she led “food as medicine” initiatives in coordination with health care providers to provide nutritious food to low-income patients with diet-related health challenges. She also led nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations, and assisted with menu planning for afterschool programs and senior meals.

Ariana enjoys cooking, trying new things, and staying active with yoga and Crossfit!

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