Low FODMAP Chia Seed, Guava and Coconut Yogurt Pudding
Updated: Jan 24, 2022
If you are feeling hungry and want a pudding that looks pretty AND fills you up, you may want to give this no recipe, recipe a try!
Its FODMAP friendly and sugar free; especially suited to those sensitive to fructose. Its also a good choice for those of us with Celiac disease, IBS, a wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity.
The bottom layer of this pudding has a texture like jelly and is made from chia seeds, soaked overnight in a mixture of water and blue pea powder.
Did you know that chia seeds can hold up to 10-12 times their weight in water?!! That's probably why these little seeds were named chia, which means strength in ancient Mayan times.
The middle layer is yogurt. I used unsweetened coconut yogurt but you could use any yogurt of your choosing.
I topped my pudding with sugar free candies, pink guava fruit and a selection of edible flower petals, including violas.
What fruit or flowers will you choose to decorate your chia pudding? You can unleash your creativity with your own toppings. I've listed out a few FODMAP friendly topping options to get you started.
If you decide to give this recipe a go, please share your thoughts, pictures and recipe tweaks. Good luck!
Notes before we get started!
FODMAP red, amber green rating reflects the total amount of Fructose (FTS), Lactose (L), Mannitol (M), Sorbitol (S), Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and Oligos Fructans (FTA) in the TOTAL volume/weight of the ingredients used in the recipe.
This recipe makes approximately 2 medium puddings (1 pictured).
Place the chia seeds in a bowl and add enough water to cover (approx 4 cm above the chia seed mixture). leave overnight.
Scoop a few spoons of the chia seed mixture into the bottom of your chosen glass or serving container.
Add the yogurt at a quantity to taste.
Decorate with your choice of toppings.
Tuck in and enjoy!!
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