Strawberry chia puddings
Chia seeds are amazing for increasing satiety, so you feel fuller and don’t eat as much. They also balance blood glucose levels, improve sluggish bowels and improve energy levels. Whip one up as a yummy dessert, a great snack at work or a quick breakfast. Chia seed puddings are also incredibly forgiving (read: anyone can make them – promise).
Prep time: 5 mins Serves: 2
40g (¼ cup) chia seeds
125g (½ cup) coconut cream
2 tsp vanilla paste
2 tsp raw cacao nibs, for topping
4 brazil nuts, coarsely chopped, for topping 1 white nectarine, sliced
1. Wash and hull the strawberries and put them in a bowl with 1 tbs of water. Transfer to a smoothie maker or use a handheld blender to blitz until smooth.
2. Put 125ml (½ cup) of the strawberry puree, the chia seeds, coconut cream, 125ml (½ cup) of water and vanilla paste in a bowl and stir until well combined. Leave in the fridge for at least 15 mins until all the ingredients have come together and the chia seeds have swollen.
3. When ready to eat, spoon the chia pudding into bowls or glasses. Top with some of the remaining strawberry puree, cacao nibs, chopped brazil nuts and a few slices of the white nectarine. My top pudding tip? If you find the mixture is too runny, add more chia seeds and pop it back in the fridge for 10 mins. Too hard? Just add more liquid and in 10 mins your pudding should be the right consistency. Too easy!