These Berry Chia Seed Puddings are a great nutritional and filling breakfast or the perfect sweet dessert at the end of the day. It's so easy to vary the flavour depending on what fruit is in season, or they're even divine just plain with no added fruit. Chia seeds are a great source of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. They are also a powerful source of anti-oxidants to fight any free radicals.
Author: Wick Nixon
1 c coconut milk
1 c unsweetened natural yoghurt (use coconut yoghurt if dairy free)
1 c fresh/frozen strawberries or blueberries, defrosted
1 t vanilla essence
2 T maple syrup
½ c chia seeds
garnish: extra strawberries/blueberries
sliced almonds (omit if nut free)
To make the chia seed puddings, combine the coconut milk, yoghurt and defrosted berries in a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade or pour into bowl a bowl and add the chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup and stir to combine. Pour into glasses or small bowls and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight until set. Garnish with extra berries and/or sliced almonds just before serving.
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