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Coconut Peach Chia Pudding Squares {Beat the Heat Challenge}

12 Jul

Another challenge, another day.

You know when word comes up of a challenge, this girl will be all over it. Not because I have to win (even though its nice of course!), but because it gives me a fun theme and inspiration for new recipes to create!

This new challenge is called “Beat the Heat”, and each day of the four they give a theme, first day was berries, second was stone fruit, third was dairy, and last was melons! So for the stone fruit theme (aka:peaches,plum, and cherries–don’t worry, I had to look it up at first too), I made this!

I’m typically more of a chocolate person when it comes to sweets. I like my fruit just plain or with a dip and that’s about it. But when the challenge arose, I had to try. And I was glad I did! These turned out excellent. Who knew coconut and peaches would go so well together?!

How do you beat this hot summer heat?? I beat it by recipes like this or my Frozen Yogurt Cheesecake Bites.

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Coconut Peach Chia Pudding Squares
1 cup greek yogurt
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup boiling water
1 packet gelatin
1 tsp coconut extract
1T chia seeds
1 peach
2T unsweetened coconut
2 packets stevia or 2T honey

Directions: Boil water. When boiling, remove from heat and add in gelatin and stevia. Stir for about 5 minutes or until it is dissolved. Dice peaches. Add in all other ingredients and stir until combined (reserve 1/2 of peaches and all of coconut). Pour in 8×8 glass pan and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight. When pudding is semi-set (about an hour into refrigeration), add reserved peaches and coconut to top, and press into pudding mixture.

Peach Benefits
1)Rich in Beta Carotene: responsible for eye health
2)Rich in vitamin C: source for skin care
3)High in fiber and potassium: known to remove toxins and pretext kidneys
4)Only 68 calories and contains no fat
5)Rich in vitamins: A,C,E, and K
6)Full of minerals: calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and phosphorous

Coconut Benefits
1)Fights viruses and bacteria growth in body
2)Fights yeast, fungus, and candida
3) Positively affects hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control which leads to increase metabolism, energy and endurance
4)Aids in digestion
5)Absorbs fat soluble vitamins
6)Lowers cholesterol
7)Special fat called medium chain triglycerides (Research shows 2T a day allowed women not only to gain less weight but lower abdominal fat)

Source: doctoroz.com, ihomeremedy.net
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5 Responses to “Coconut Peach Chia Pudding Squares {Beat the Heat Challenge}”

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  2. Kelly Sloan July 18, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    This recipe sounds delicious. I really like your pictures and wonderful combinations of foods… peach and coconut sounds fab! I must try this recipe. :) Thanks!

    • freshfitnhealthy July 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      Thank you Kelly! I actually do not like fruity desserts usually, but the peach and coconut flavors were so delicious together!

  3. Katlyn August 29, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    All of your food looks seriously amazing! I would love to try a bunch of your recipes, this one in particular, but I have a gluten and dairy allergy, do you have any suggestions?

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