As its National Breakfast Week I shall endeavour to put a few posts up of different breakfast ideas for you all to try. The first is this chia pudding, well I call it a pudding but it can be what ever you want it to be called. The main point is it’s easy, best done the night before which means more time in the morning, and these little seeds are packed full of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and iron so they are really good for you are well. The strawberry also gives this dish a pink tinge so it’s really pretty as well.
These seeds also swell up when introduced to liquid, so are almost reminiscent of a tapioca pudding you had at school. ( I realise I’ve probably aged myself there as some of my younger readers may not have had that joyous school dessert)
- 6 strawberries
- 125 ml milk of your choice ( almond, coconut, or soya work well)
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbs sweetener ( I used agave nectar, but you can use honey, maple syrup or fruit syrup)
- 3-4tbs yogurt either Greek style, soya or Coyo work well.
- Fresh fruit, seeds, nuts to top (optional)
- Blend together the strawberries, milk and sweetener
- Put in a jar or glass and stir in the chia seeds
- Cover and leave for 4 hours or overnight.
- In the morning put a layer of fruit, then yogurt, then top with fruit again and seeds or nuts if you choose.
- Enjoy your breakfast.
The beauty of chia puddings is that once you get the ratio of seeds to liquid right, then any combination of flavours work- so you can experiment to your hearts content.
Have you tried any other flavours? What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below.