Don’t you just love Chia pudding? If you’ve never tried it I suggest you do because you’re missing out, really.
It’s so simple to make and if you make it the evening before, the morning is virtually hassle free.
Besides the fact that Chia seed is a nutritional power house it’s so delicious, creamy, dreamy and versatile.
When you have your basic recipe, you can vary in any possible way imaginable.
This is a basic recipe, but you can add any kind of milk or liquid (like cranberry juice for a beautiful ruby red pudding) , and add any kind of topping like bananas, chocolate, nuts…
Chia seed is packed with protein and although it may seem like a little jar for breakfast, this will keep you full for hours. And it’s not just for breakfast, you can make them in the morning a serve it for dessert.
Chia seeds is also high in fibre and low in calories.
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
So let’s all eat Chia seeds! This also makes a great dessert by the way.
Gluten free ✔
Dairy free option ✔
Ref. sugar free ✔
Egg free ✔
- 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1 cup of Soymilk
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Sugar or Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Ingredients stewed Apples
- 1 Apple, peeled and chopped in to chunks
- 2 tsp. coconut sugar or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- a pinch of Cardamom (optional)
- 1 Fig, one half sliced, the other half in wedges
- Mix the Chia pudding ingredients in a jar and mix well. After about ten minutes mix again and place covered in the fridge overnight.
- You can make the stewed apple the night before aswell or in the morning if you have time.
- Place all the ingredients for the stewed apples in a small saucepan and cook gently for about 10 to 15 minutes until the apples are soft.
- When ready to eat. Remove the stem from the fig and carefully slice half the fig, place a slice of fig on your fingers and slide it down the jar pressing against the glass so no chia pudding comes in between. Repeat for all the slices.
- Cut the other half of the fig in wedges.
- Top the Chia pudding with the stewed apples and decorate with fig wedges and sprinkle with some cinnamon.
A real breakfast treat!
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