Itz a Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe – with just a few ingredients and no added sugar, this makes for a deliciously healthy treat!
Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding
~makes two very large servings… probably more like four normal size servings
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds (I use Mamma Chia)
- 2 tablespoons NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
- several fresh strawberries, sliced
- pinch of shredded coconut
- Stir cocoa syrup in to coconut milk.
- Add chia seeds and stir.
- Mix strawberries and shredded coconut.
- Refrigerate for several hours.
- Garnish with an additional strawberry, shredded coconut, and whipped cream (optional).
This stuff was awesome. Jonny and I both thoroughly enjoyed it. Itz thick and rich and creamy and delicious. I was sent the NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup and have used it several times. Itz chocolatey, syrupy, and sugar free! I think itz best when itz stirred into something as opposed to drizzled on top (though I’ve done that several times, too). I’ve found it a teeny bit bitter when eaten alone. Mixed in to something like pudding or chocolate milk and itz just perfect!
I had to drizzle it on top for photo purposes. Which clearly didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as I had anticipated. Which also brings me to my next point. Food photography. I’m so not good at it. I try. And by “I try” I mean I use my iPhone for a camera. Sometimes I google pictures of similar items to try and replicate them, but they just never come out as good. Some of my food pictures are better than others, but I always envision something different than what actually happens. I try to use props. Doesn’t work. Someone help me.
In addition to the strawberry chocolate coconut chia pudding, I wanted to make something more similar to ice cream. So I did the same exact thing as the pudding, but eliminated the chia seeds and let the bowl sit in the freezer all day.
And clearly I was out of ideas for how to change up this shot. Jonny ate it and said it had a sorbet-like consistency. He ate the whole bowl before I even had a chance to try it. #typical He was a major fan to say the least. #heeatsanything
I mean, I’m not trying to BE a food photographer; I’d just like to improve, that’s all.
So then I tried to get all fancy and do one of those spoon shots.
Nothing about this looks good lol. Food photogs, how do you do it?!
Here’s just a few fellow bloggers who I think always take beautiful food photos:
- Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean
- Ari at Ari’s Menu
- Melissa at Treats With A Twist
- Lindsey at American Heritage Cooking
- Lee at Fit Foodie Finds
Since I can’t leave you with such a terrible looking photo and I also can’t leave you with a William-less post, I’ll share one picture from the baby photo expert, Stephanie Cotta Photography (aka my sister).
What are your food photography tips? HELP!