Mango Chia Pudding {and Whole Foods #Giveaway!}

Move over March Madness, it’s Mango Madness right now at Whole Foods Market — aka #MuchosMangos — and they asked us to cook something up to celebrate.

Ataulfo mangos |

I asked the foodie tots what they wanted to make first, and the boy suggested smoothies. But when we blended it up with chia seeds — for an extra boost of fiber — it was so thick we decided to call it dessert. Of course, it’s really just yogurt and fruit so it’s equally suitable for breakfast, but I know I can always use another healthy fruit-based dessert in my repertoire. I’m also thinking these would be great frozen in push-pops this summer!

Mango Chia Puddings by FoodieTots

The Ataulfo mango, on sale right now at Whole Foods Markets, is a sweet, creamy mango perfect for a quick snack, or to use in a salad or salsa. Mango salsa is definitely in order for our next taco night, and I know my kids would love this Mango Miso Tofu Salad.

Back to this pudding. I used plain greek-style yogurt, two mangos, a little honey to sweeten it, and scoop of chia seeds. Most recipes for chia pudding use the chia seeds as the thickener, so they use a lot more. Because the mango and yogurt mixture is pretty thick already, you don’t need to use as many seeds, which is great if you’re just introducing chia seeds to your kids. Also, the seeds soften while the pudding sits, so do let it chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or more before eating.

mango yogurt and chia seeds |

Recipe: Mango Chia Pudding

Makes 2 servings


  • 2 Ataulfo mangos, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup organic Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds


  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass ramekins or serving bowls and chill until ready to serve.

Note: If making these for children under 1 year, omit the honey.

FoodieTots Tip: Mangos are great for knife skills practice for little ones. The foodie tot helped peel these mangos (using a veggie peeler), and then carefully sliced them.

practicing knife skills

Ever wonder how to tell when a mango is ripe? Here are helpful tips from Whole Foods Market….

How to select and store mangos:

  • Give it a (gentle!) squeeze. A ripe mango will have a slight give, much like a peach or an avocado.
  • Don’t judge a mango by its color! Fully ripe mangos may have red, golden yellow or green skin.
  • Check the cheeks and shoulders. The sides of a mango are called “cheeks.” A mature mango should have full cheeks and “shoulders” that rise above the beginning of the stem.
  • Ripen at room temperature. If you need to speed the ripening process, place the mango in a paper bag.
  • Move ripe fruit to the fridge, which can help slow down ripening, if needed.

GIVEAWAY: Whole Foods Market is generously providing a $75 gift card to one lucky reader! Tell us your favorite use for mangos below, and follow the widget prompts for additional ways to enter. Contest closes at 11:59pm EDT next Friday, April 18.

kid-friendly mango chia pudding |

Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. All opinions, as always, are our own.

* shared with BeckyCharms & Co. WOW It’s Wednesday link-up. *

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45 Responses to “Mango Chia Pudding {and Whole Foods #Giveaway!}”

  1. Maureen

    I have made mango salsa but I have also put them into muffins. I have put them over white fish as a coating.

  2. Rosie

    I like to use mango in salads – a mix of veggies and fruits with a raspberry vinegrette

  3. Kristen

    My favorite way to eat mangoes is straight up, but if I am going to use them in a recipe, it’s smoothies first, ice cream second.

  4. Olivia D Hamilton

    I like using mangos in my homemade meal replacement shakes!

  5. Alexandra

    I love them in a mango lassi!

  6. Jessie C.

    I like using mango in salad and smoothie

  7. Amanda Sakovitz

    I love to make mango smoothies!

  8. Elena

    I like to make fruit salad with mango

  9. mysweetiepiepie

    I just recently learned how to core and cut mangoes so any and all applications are good as far as I’m concerned…

  10. Janet

    I love mango smoothies

  11. Kevin

    I like to make a kedgeree that I found in a Graham Kerr cookbook which uses finan haddies and shrimp with rice and hard boiled eggs. The sauce for it is curried and spiced mango.

  12. rachel

    I love mango lassis.

  13. Calli

    I make a great homemade mango salsa! and mango smoothies and sorbet is good too

  14. Jess B

    I love mangos in smoothies or with yogurt! Thank you so much for this giveaway!


  15. Melissa

    I love fresh mango salsa… yum!

  16. Heather S

    I make smoothies!

  17. JenniferAnne

    I buy them already peeled and cut up at Costco and just eat them right out of the container! Smoothies are aso good with mangoes.

  18. Lily Sheng

    I make mango ice cream!

  19. Elle

    I love mangoes plain but I also love to add them to fresh fruit smoothies usually along with banana.

  20. Jordan

    I love mango salsa, especially topping grilled chicken or fish in the summer!

  21. shandra locken

    Favorite use for mangos is smoothies. My go-to recipe is 1/2 cup diced mango, 1 banana, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, 2 kale leaves, 1 tbsp ground flax, 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup.

  22. christine jessamine

    I would love to make mango salsa!

  23. Becca F

    I love them in quinoa salads

  24. meredith

    I like to make mango lassis

  25. Linda

    I like mango chutney especially on chicken.

  26. Annette

    I like to eat them fresh, so they never last long enough for me to make anything with them. I have made salsa once and it was delicious.

  27. Allison Downes

    I like using Mangos in smoothies.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  28. Emely

    What a wonderful giveaway! I love mango cheesecake, so delicious and simpel! Thanks.

  29. Carolyn

    Salsa and Mango Smoothies. or just by themselves :)

  30. Sarah F.

    I love to use mango’s in fruit salads.

  31. Crimson

    I love mango salsa the best.

  32. Heather Dawn

    In sangria or smoothies!

  33. manda

    Love them by themselves.

  34. Portia smith

    I love them sliced into chunks and eaten fresh!

  35. latanya

    I like them in mango salsa

  36. Rona B

    I like to make a mango salsa or eat them as chunks.

  37. Thomas Murphy

    I like mango smoothies

  38. Janice Cooper

    Cut them in chunks and eat for breakfast

  39. Tariq Hussain

    LOVE these mango chia pudding and mango smoothies.

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