So, I know I’m a lot late to the Chia Seed Pudding party but that’s not to say that they haven’t been on my radar all this time. I am a big fan of Chia Seeds and their many health benefits, I sprinkle them over my fruit or cereal and add them to my juices and smoothies but I figured it was time to graduate to the pudding. After scrolling through pinterest for hours, a standard daily occurrence, I came across this recipe on the website Robustrecipes.com. After saving the chosen recipe for my long awaited Chia Seed Pudding I had a nosey through the whole website. It is full of healthy yet wholesome foods, a lot of which are gluten free, always a plus, and the recipes are accompanied by lovely posts written warmly with a hint of humour. All of these points contributing to the fact I was- sold. I would definitely recommend checking out the site if the description is up your street.
When I eventually stopped screening the website and got round to trying out the recipe I was delighted to find that I already had all of the ingredients stocked. I love finding recipes that you can make from your everyday shopping list, especially on the days when you’re only in from work and open the fridge to make something, only to discover you have to go to the shop. I found the method super easy and straightforward, the only preparation needed at all is waiting on the seeds to absorb the coconut milk and expand, creating the thick gelatin like texture (drooling). The mix of the coconut and the banana tastes work well for me but you can obviously use alternative options and get creative with the toppings depending on your taste.
Just for a quick briefing of the nutritional value of chia seeds, if you are unaware. Although tiny in appearance they are packed with nutrition and are now recognised as one of today’s superfoods because of it. Chia seeds are high in fibre and protein, contain magnesium, zinc, manganese, calcium, omega 3, vitamin B1, B2 and B3, to name a few. All of the latter four, really help to aid with anxiety and depression. The best part is you can get all of these nutrients and vitamins from a small portion of this superfood so it is as easy as sprinkling them over your cereal or making this delicious pudding, and if the health benefits don’t interest you then the taste sure might. If you’re interested in giving the recipe a try you will need….
(To serve 4)