Chia pudding



Chia seeds, superfood arrived straight from menus of ancient Aztek, Inkan and Mayan civilisations, is a star of this dish. Chia strengthens immune system, helps loosing weight, lowers cholesterol and helps with diabetes. It’s rich in protein, vitamins (A, B, D, E) and minerals (calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, etc.), and is also a good source of fibre. No wonder ancient civilisations gave it a name ‘chia’, which means ‘mighty’ or ‘strong’. This pudding is a great choice for a healthy breakfast… low GI, loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals… and also very delicious and quick and easy to make. Recipe originally found on Bellini Addicts Facebook page.

INGREDIENTS

  • 100g raw almonds
  • 550ml filtered water
  • 85g chia seeds
  • 2-3 teaspoons Maqui berry powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons Lucuma powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • a handful of raw cacao nibs
  • a handful (or two) of goji berries and/or sultanas

METHOD

  1. Make almond milk in Bella (or TMX or any other similar appliance). To do this, grind almonds in Bella on speed 9 for 20 seconds.
  2. Add water and blend 1 minute on speed 9.
  3. Now add all remaining ingredients and cook 5 minutes on 37˚C, speed 1.
  4. Transfer chia pudding into a jar (or a container with lid) and keep refrigerated.

SERVING

Use a nice clear glass (or jar). Layer in following order: 1-2 tablespoons of pudding, some nuts (walnuts or macadamias or hazelnuts… whatever you like), a few fresh berries, 1-2 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt. Repeat layering once more and finish off with some fresh berries.

RECIPE IN PICTURES :)

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