February 17, 2013
Now there are so many ways you can make these, I'm just going to outline how I make mine and I vary what I add to them depending what's in the fridge/pantry/fruit bowl!
Chia seeds!! About 1-2 tblspns per pudding. For all the health benefits of chia, please read my chia blog here
50ml Organic coconut cream per pudding
1/2 tspn of Honey per pudding (optional) only if you need more sweetness than fruit provides...hubby and I like to add a little of this amazing creamed cinnamon honey that friends bought us on Stradbroke Island.
Fruit of your choice, I love using mango, berries, kiwi fruit, plums, bananas- just cut up as much as you'd like to serve per person. Add just one fruit or a few types depending on your fancy
100ml Almond milk per pudding (or milk of your choice)
1 tspn or 2gr per pudding of a superfood powder, this is optional but of course adding powders like maca, acai or greens (spirulina, wheat or barley grass powders etc.) really gives you an extra oomph! We use an acai berry blend powder by Nutra Organics which you can buy from my affiliate HERE
1 level tspn of cacao per pudding but this is optional if you don't want it chocolatey, but I highly recommend as it will boost the antioxidant activity of your pudding even further! See pic below for cacao benefits
Take 2 glasses or you can even use bowls, we like to use wine glasses as it makes us feel fancy and looks pretty!
First put the chia seeds in the bottom of glass and add coconut cream and honey.
Give a stir and then leave to soak overnight in fridge for brekkie or for a full day if making dessert.
You will find that after soaking, you will have a nice firm pudding consistency as the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid. This is when you put your cut up fruit on top.
Then in a separate glass or bowl, mix almond milk and cacao powder, stir well and tip over the fruit.
Sprinkle superfood powder on top and voila! The healthiest, most nutrient and antioxidant packed fibre full pudding!
There are so many options, it would be too hard to describe all the different ways you can make these things! Sprinkle crushed nuts or LSA, add freshly chopped mint or zest lemon or orange rind over the top! It really depends on your mood and what you have in the house.
I would love to hear how you make your chia puddings!
Please leave me new ideas in the comments...
Yours In Health,
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