Chia seeds, what are they? Why do people eat them? I mean before I started tinkering around in the kitchen with Nicole I had never had chia seeds before. This super food has loads of benefits that deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories and they are really versatile!
The first time I tried a chia pudding I wasn’t too sure about the texture, it kind of made me feel a bit wobbly on the inside, but now that I’ve had a few I’m starting to really like them, especially when they topped with lots of delicious fruit. These puddings, which are actually breakfasts do require a bit of prep time, your chia seeds need to soak for at least 4 hours or preferably over night, but they are so worth it.
We used almond milk in this specific recipe which made for a perfect breakfast, but if you had to replace it with coconut milk it would make an equally nice dessert, so you could have it morning or night! Plus it makes for a cool Instagram hehe.
· 2 x cups almond milk
· 1 x cup strawberries
· 1 x cup blueberries
· 1/2 cup chia seeds
· 2 tsp vanilla extract
· Toppings of your choice
· Purée your blueberries with a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract in 1 cup of almond milk.
· Purée your strawberries and the remaining vanilla extract in 1 cup of almond milk.
· Soak 1/2 your chia seeds in the blueberry liquid and the remaining chia seeds in the strawberry liquid over night.
· In the morning, layer the two mixtures in a jar or glass and then top with all the berries, coconut and deliciousness your heart desires.
· We added some thinly sliced strawberries to the side of the jar and a layer of coconut flakes between the two layers for added flavour and texture. They also made for a nice photo hehe.