Deliciously decadent, this chia pudding is a great prepare ahead breakfast or dessert that will keep you full for hours and is loaded with the goodness of chia seeds.
In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, vanilla essence, salt, xylitol and 1/2 cup water.
Simmer over medium heat for 5- 10 minutes until the water has reduced by half. Mash the strawberries with a fork to your preference, I like leaving some larger chunks.
Add the coconut milk and stir to combine thoroughly.
Add the chia seeds and mix through the strawberry base, then allow to sit for 5 minutes. Check the consistency - it will thicken more upon refrigeration but should be relatively thick at this stage. Add a few more chia seeds if not.
Put into 4 individual serving containers or glasses and sprinkle with cocoa powder.
Store covered in the refrigerator.