I have to admit that I do feel sick of eating the same ‘healthy’ breakfast like oats, juices, energy bars and smoothies. So I’m always constantly experimenting with new recipes to see if I could create a whole new diet-friendly and nutritious breakfast item for myself. I recently I just discovered one beautiful breakfast meal which all of you should try it! Chia pudding has now become my favourite breakfast item in place of oats.
You had no idea how versatile chia seeds are when it comes to raw food diet. These miniscule ball-like seed is a novel food that has just popularized in the recent years with the growth in raw and vegan diet. I pretty sure that my circumference of friends probably haven’t heard about chia seeds. Like most seeds, it’s packed with alot of good stuff like omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fibre, manganese, calcium and phosphorous. Its nutritional benefits are boundless and there’s probably isn’t a need for me to rattle on about how it could lower heart diseases and aid in weight loss. For me, it’s the nature of the Chia seeds that had me so fascinated with this superfood. You probably wouldn’t know that these seeds could hold water up to 12 times of its weight when soaked! In liquids, these chia seeds puff up like mini tapioca balls coated with a layer of gelatinous substances, forming a pudding like texture overall.It’s soft, chewy and tasted like sago seeds when soaked in milk.
I could imagine pairing this with fruits like bananas, berries and mango. The chia pudding topped with fresh fruits could also qualify as a dessert too!
Mango Berries Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Chia seeds (2 tablespoons)
Agave Nectar or Honey (optional)
Soaked the chia seeds in soymilk for at least 15 minutes and let it sit in the refrigerator to cool it. ( I would usually soak the chia seeds overnight or a few hours so that it gets nice and sticky.) Next, topped it up with your favourite fresh fruits and drizzle some agave nectar or honey over the fruits.