This is one of my favourite healthy breakfast treats.
It is a delicious, highly nutritious ‘super food’ start to your day and is really quick and simple to make.
It can be prepared in a few minutes the night before and you will be off to a flying start in the morning not having to worry about poaching eggs, making toast and washing up pots, pans and dishes. Do it the night before and your day will be off to a flying start.
Give it a try and don’t be afraid to experiment by adding your own personal touches.
The recipe is good for 2 servings.
* 1 cup (250ml) of almond, rice or coconut milk (with no added sugar) or low fat milk
* 2 tablespoons chia seeds
* 1 tablespoon (20g) rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup or good quality honey
* a selection of your favourite seasonal fruits, berries, seeds and nuts for topping.
1) Pour your preferred milk into a mixing jug or bowl, add the chia seeds and either maple syrup, rice malt syrup or honey and stir well to combine.
2) Pour the mixture into some nice looking serving glasses but only ¾ fill them.
3) Cover with gladwrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but for the best result leave overnight and you will have a beautiful thick creamy pudding for breakfast. The seeds will plump up absorbing all the liquid and flavours and will look similar to tapioca but taste way better.
To add a bit more colour and zing, before pouring your mixture into the serving glasses (at stage 2 above) put a few blueberries in the bottom of each glass (frozen berries are fine).
Serve the chia seed pudding with freshly chopped seasonal fruits on top and sprinkled with nuts or pumpkin seeds if you have them handy. For people with nut allergies you can safely eat seeds; sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds in particular (but to be on the safe side check with your doctor first).
Chopped lady finger banana with a sprinkle of cinnamon also works well.
Cardamon, nutmeg and ginger are also good plus they will help stimulate digestion.
Find out more about the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds plus some more great recipes:
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Cheers – John – your Active Ageing Mentor and Coach.