Chia seeds are a great source of protein, fibre and healthy omega-3 fats. PLUS they keep you feeling full and help prevent blood sugar spikes.
You can create delicious puddings for breakfast, snacks or desserts.
Here’s a recipe we love.
1½ cups of organic coconut milk.
½ cup of organic chia seeds.
1 teaspoon of immune+.
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
2 teaspoons of pure, organic maple syrup.
fresh mango slices or puree.
coconut milk yoghurt.
Grab your mixing bowl and measuring spoons to ensure the right consistency.
Add the coconut milk, chia seeds, immune+, maple syrup, and vanilla into the mixing bowl.
Gently whisk and thoroughly combine.
Taste, and add more sweetening if required.
Leave it for ten minutes for the milk and seeds to integrate. Then whisk again.
Check to make sure there are no clumps.
Distribute into mason jars for breakfast on the go or pour it into a sealed container.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When it has set, your chia pudding should be thick and creamy.
If for some reason your pudding doesn’t gel properly, simply add more chia seeds (about a teaspoon for each jar). Stir them through and refrigerate for another 2 hours.
Serving chia pudding is all about layering.
Start with pudding at the bottom.
Then layer with slices of fresh or pureed mango, a dollop of coconut milk yoghurt, and a sprinkle of fresh blueberries.
You can use any fresh fruit you like to garnish.
You can also dress your pudding with shredded coconut, seeds, chopped nuts. Add your favourites.
If it remains covered, chia pudding will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can use almond milk instead of coconut milk, or even cashew milk for creamy decadence.
You can use organic date syrup to sweeten or leave sweetening out altogether and use fresh ripe fruit to balance flavours.
You can use pure, raw honey instead of maple syrup. Raw honey is a natural antibiotic with broad antimicrobial activity.
If you want to create a sugar-free recipe, you can use stevia powder to sweeten.
You can make chocolate pudding by adding a tablespoon of organic raw cacao.
Have fun with the recipe and do it your favourite way.