Coconut & Chia Berry Pudding
21 March, 2016
By Nicole Frain
Chia seeds are one of the best ways for the body to receive the full benefits of the balanced Omega profile, 3, 6 & 9.
Carbohydrates are a source of energy, and one our body needs to function, it is important for all of us to get out bed and start our metabolism with the right type of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can be made up of simple or complex carbs. Simple include those such as sugars, quickly absorbed, instant energy and often don’t keep you full for long. While Complex provide longer sustained fullness, slow release, no spikes in the blood sugar levels and for Cha seeds, this is the type of carbohydrate they provide with almost the entire content being made up of fibre! Fibre helps to keep you full, improves gut health and digestion.
Along with high fibre comes high protein, as a plant at almost 14% of the weight being protein content this is very high. Protein aids in muscle development and retention, reducing weight gain and can reduce cravings.
Finally they contain an array of bone nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium so really these shouldn’t be overlooked as your breakfast or any snack go to for much longer! Just make the night before, perfect to grab on your way out the door.
Time: 5 min to make, overnight setting
Difficulty: Easy, make this with the kids!
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/3c litre coconut milk (or other plant based milk)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp coconut sugar
Raspberries and blackberries
Desiccated or shredded coconut
What to do:
1. In a bowl combine coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla and coconut sugar. Allow to sit for ten minutes.
2. In a glass add half your chia mix, it should be starting to thicken. Place a layer of raspberries and blueberries, a sprinkle of cacao nibs and 1 x crumbled wb kitchen biscuit.*
3. Top with your remaining chia mix.
4. Sprinkle the top with cacao nibs and coconut. Allow to set in the fridge overnight.
5. In the morning top with additional berries and a drizzle of coconut nectar.