Chia pudding 3 ways

Chia seeds are nutrient packed little powerhouses! They are also so easy to prepare. By them-self they are pretty tasteless, but when used in the right recipe the result is a divine breakfast, snack or dessert.

They are a healthy source of protein, fibre, fat (omega 3’s), calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, B1, B2, B3, potassium and magnesium. They are particularly wonderful for bowel regulation, with the bonus of being loaded with anti-oxidants.

Chia seeds are high in soluble fibre, so they they can absorb 10 times their weight in water. As a result they will make you feel full and can assist with weight management. The high fibre content also makes them a beautiful food for the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

If you haven’t tried Chia seeds yet, you should consider adding them to your diet. Here are 3 beautiful recipes to try yourself.

Getting into the kitchen and cooking your own food is the best thing you can do for our children’s health and it’s such a privilege too. Happy cooking!!

Chia Pudding

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, snackbox
Keyword: dairy free, sugar free, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
A quick and nutritious breakfast, snack or dessert that can be created in no time.
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Ingredients

1. Mango Chia Pudding

  • 2 mango's- flesh only
  • 1 cup coconut or nut/seed milk
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds

2. Blueberry Chia Pudding

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup OPTIONAL

3. Choc Vanilla Chia Pudding

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut or nut/seed milk
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder OPTIONAL- leave out if you just want a vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the seeds to expand.
  • If the mixture is too runny add more chia seeds, if it is too thick, add some more milk.
  • Serve in bowls topped with your choice of mixed fruit, seeds, nuts, yoghurt or a drizzle of honey.

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