Tropical Fruit & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding, Ketino Photography

Tropical Fruit & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Guest Post by Ketino Terekhov

Have you ever wanted to take a peek into the thought process of a local Chef? Look no further. Meet Chef Sarah, the owner of The Healthy Locavore blog and a recent Hawaii transplant from the Bay Area. Sarah and I met up on a Saturday morning in Chinatown. She was on a mission to find some awesome ingredients for a few dishes she had planned to make later that afternoon. As we were walking through the market I not only had the opportunity to take pictures but also learned a few interesting facts about local farmers, discovered a few strange looking veggies and fruits I’d never seen before, and found some ways I can incorporate them in my own kitchen. Now, I’m no chef and I will never be able to be as creative in the kitchen as Sarah (you will see the proof of her genius in all the pictures I captured) but it’s always nice to learn new things and try your hand at the unknown. You might surprise yourself and end up with something yummy, like Sarah’s Tropical Fruit & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding recipe…

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Tropical Fruit & Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

This is a very basic coconut chia seed pudding recipe. The tropical fruit used in the photo was lilikoi, red dragonfruit, and papaya. 


  • 14 fl oz Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 5 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Garnishes: Lilikoi, red dragonfruit, and papaya
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the coconut milk, vanilla extract, sea salt and honey. Whisk the chia seeds in last.
  2. Ladle the pudding into 4 ramekins or coffee cups, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, unwrap your puddings right before serving and garnish each one with granola, cacao nibs, shredded coconut and tropical fruit.
  4. Chia puddings (without garnishes) will stay fresh in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

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What are your favorite fresh ingredients to play with in the kitchen? Shout them out in the comments section and make sure to visit The Healthy Locavore for more inspirational recipes.

Photographer:  Ketino Photography//Other Location: Chinatown//Specialty Foods: HealthyLocavore//

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  1. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is a really pretty treat. It sounds really delicious!

  2. Stephanie Z says:

    This sounds like an interesting recipe. I don’t think I have ever used Chia Seeds in anything.

  3. Lindsay A. says:

    I love chia seeds, & need more pudding recipes to try. Will be saving this one! I also love incorporating fresh herbs as much as I can in the kitchen.

  4. Eileen Boyce says:

    It looks good and i want to try this soon. Thanks

  5. Andrea P. says:

    I bet this tastes as good as it looks!!!!

  6. Jessica W. says:

    I like to mix things up with fresh herbs and spices. The recipe sounds delicious.

  7. Brandon Sparks says:

    I really would love to try this..

  8. Genna Shapiro says:

    Stunning photos in this article – the Layering, COLORS and different textures inside those Mason jars is gorgeous! Thanks!

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    it has a lovely appearance when presented, looks interesting.

  10. Jennifer N says:

    This wouldn’t be my cup of tea…or pudding, as the case may be ;)…but it’s definitely creative & looks very easy to make!

  11. Sandra Burns says:

    Very pretty, never had chia seeds before.

  12. Cassandra G. says:

    Wow!! I just bought a whole bunch of a Mason Jars too for sprouting, I should totally make this 🙂 I’ve never soaked Chia Seed in anything before but this looks soooo good!!

  13. Christina Almond says:

    That is so simple! I want to try this! Gorgeous and so healthy!

  14. Bamm Jackson says:

    Not only does it look like it tastes good but the scenery of getting the ingredients together is so beautiful n peaceful looking.

  15. cathryn Rhoden says:

    I like almost any kind of fresh fruit but i especially like citrus!

  16. Carrie Capehart says:

    Definitely interesting

  17. Laurel Whitney says:

    I saved this. I want to make it.

  18. Tracey Taylor says:

    looks delicious. I love chia seeds. they dont sell lillioki or dragon fruit anywhere in my area of wv

  19. This is incredible looking and I can taste it already

  20. Jessica Redclife says:

    It definitely makes for a pretty and colorful treat! It sounds interesting and I think I’d like to try it!

  21. Maria Carlin says:

    I’ve never tried Chai seeds, looks so yummy and amazingly delicious.

  22. Alphael says:

    Gonna make this tonight! #Healthfoodnut

  23. Connie Headley says:

    I think they look pretty and hope they taste as good as they look

  24. Pat Riley says:

    I love all the , this is a daream.mix for me .

  25. Josephine Berlin says:

    Never had this but it looks awesome and thanks for the recipe.

  26. AnnRanea Harris says:

    Very pretty and looks like it would be tasty with diffrent flavors.

  27. Brittany Potter says:

    Looks so delicious! Love the beautiful colors!

  28. Tropical fruit my fav!

  29. Catherine Saideen says:

    Looks great and very interesting article

  30. Debi Keller says:

    Looks really good but I am allergic to coconut 🙁

  31. lisa lawton says:

    I need to try this!

  32. Krista M says:

    This is crazy colorful with bright flavors & so exotic!

  33. Rosanne says:

    I’d like to have it without the chia seeds

  34. Betty Curran says:

    I’d like to try this as I have new supply of chia seeds just waiting for the right recipe. I use mostly local fresh produce, veggies from my garden and purchases from the local farmer’s market.

  35. Sarah L says:

    That is such a beautiful dish. I like all the different colors and flavors.

  36. Catherine Robichaud says:

    We tried Lilikoi when we were in Maui and it’s so amazing. This smoothie recipe sounds amazing. I cannot wait to give it a try.

  37. Kelly Freeman says:

    i wondered what chai seeds were.

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