Chia, mango, coconut and macadamia trifle

Chia, mango, coconut and macadamia trifle

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Serves
4

If there’s a taste of a Sydney summer, it’s probably an errant drip from a ripe mango as it traces from your pinky down to your elbow. Often while chasing it you’ll collect the faint smell of coconut-scented sunscreen. If, like me, every now and again you miss that taste so badly it hurts, this dessert may help. Layered in glasses, it uses plump orbs of chia in place of custard or cake. Lychees and macadamia nuts add some more textural interest, but the real hero is the mango. Of course this is best when made with spanking-fresh fruit – but here’s a secret. This dessert is also something to keep in your back pocket when you’re stuck inside on a grey day with only tins and packets at your disposal. Take a tin of sliced mango, a tin of coconut milk and a tin of lychees. Drain, blend, mix and serve. It’s just a trifling effort for a terrific dessert. Note: this also works well as part of a brunch or breakfast spread.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
70g chia seeds
400ml coconut milk
1 x 425g tin of mango pieces, drained
or 2 medium mangos, peeled and pitted
1 x 425g tin of lychees, drained
or 20 lychees, shelled and pitted
2 tablespoons macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Whisk together the chia seeds and coconut milk.
  2. Using a stick blender or food processor, blitz three-quarters of the tinned or fresh mango until you have a smooth purée. Slice the remaining mango into slivers and cut the lychees in half and set them aside.
  3. Swirl the mango purée through the chia-coconut mixture and divide half the mixture between 4 glasses.
  4. Add a layer of sliced mango and lychee halves. Top with the mango-chia-coconut mixture and place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set. Top with the remaining sliced mango and lychee halves and the macadamias just before serving.
Tags:
healthy
low carb
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