Chia Seed Pudding
This Chia Seed Pudding is a great nutritional and filling breakfast or the perfect sweet dessert at the end of the day, which literally takes 5 minutes to throw together, plus an hour chilling time. It's so easy to vary the flavour too 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 t vanilla essence
- 2 T maple syrup
- ½ c chia seeds
- 1 c fresh/frozen strawberries or blueberries, defrosted, optional
garnish: extra strawberries/blueberries
- sliced almonds (omit if nut free)
- To make the chia seed pudding, combine the coconut milk, yoghurt and defrosted berries (if using) in a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade or pour into 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.
Perfect for a special occasion or make up a weeks worth on a Sunday and have them ready in the fridge for the week ahead.
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