These delicious chia puddings make a great breakfast, handy snack or nutritious dessert.
Chai seeds are high in fibre, protein, calcium and B vitamins and they are also a vegetarian source of omega 3’s which are essential for brain function and a healthy heart.
They keep you feeling fuller for longer as they are high in fibre which is great for your gut health.
Chia seeds can expand up to 10 times their size by soaking up liquid, this can help keep you hydrated and aid in your digestion, they can also be useful to relieve constipation. Always hydrate your chia seeds before eating them, or they will expand inside you and this can be dehydrating.
Chia puddings are very simple to make. They are a great way to get kids involved in cooking heathy food and they can get creative with flavours. Some popular combinations include: Choc-orange, vanilla and strawberry or banana and cinnamon.
Make them up the night before and place them in the fridge to set overnight. If you are short on time, you can take them with you and eat on the go.
400ml organic coconut cream
1 cup organic frozen raspberries
2 tbsp organic maple syrup
2 tbsp organic cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp organic chia seeds
Place the coconut cream, raspberries, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor and blitz on high until the mixture is smooth.
Add the chia seeds and stir through to combine.
Pour the mixture into four serving cups or jars and put in the fridge to set overnight.