Superfood Chia Breakfast Pudding
As an avid raw foodie, I have been known to devour raw cheesecake and chocolate for breakie… and not just the once, but many times in the past year or so. I appreciate that even despite the healthy ingredients these are not ideal breakfast choices, and as such I decided to create something that would not only satisfy my giant sweet tooth but provide a mega hit of nutrition in the form of much-loved superfoods!
So here’s why this recipe is so awesome:
- Chia seeds: are high in soluble fibre which helps to maintain blood glucose levels, lowers cholesterol and supports digestive health. They are also one of the highest plant based sources of Omega 3, which means us non animal eating peeps can rest assured we are getting our dose of O 3′s!
- Bee pollen: I am not strictly ‘vegan’ in the sense that I still consume raw organic bee products. This amazing stuff is said to increase energy levels, stamina and strength as well as improving focus and alertness.
- Goji Berries: contain high doses of vitamin c, iron and the very important vitamin A which assists in the healthy formation of red blood cells and boosts your immune system.
- Lucuma: a yummy maple-like flavour powder which provides the body with essential carbohydrates and fibre. Lucuma also has reportedly high concentrations of iron, niacin and beta carotene.
What you need:
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups nut milk (ingredients & recipe below)
2 cups filtered water
1/2 cup cashews
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 pitted dates
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
2 tablespoons date paste (ingredients & recipe below)
10 pitted and soaked dates
2 tablespoons filtered water
4 teaspoons lucuma powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon bee pollen
2 teaspoons goji berries (or more if your tummy can handle it), soaked in filtered water for half hour
2 tablespoons chopped activated pecans
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
* SERVES TWO *
How to Make:
For the cashew milk…
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender, blend until silky smooth
- You can use the milk as is, or strain through a nut milk bag. I prefer the milk with a bit of nut pulp personally
For the pudding…
- Place only the chia seeds into a medium sized bowl with cashew milk
- Stir until completely combined and place into the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes (this will keep the pudding cool and also allow the chia seeds to soak up the milk)
For the date paste…
- While the chia seeds are doin’ their thang, pop all the ingredients for the date paste into a high speed blender
- Blend until a smooth paste forms. Just be careful if using your tamper tool on the vitamix, I pushed a little hard and it popped right through the lid and onto the blades! Note to self: buy new tamper tool for Vitamix
- Set aside or into the fridge until ready to use (you will have some leftovers)
Once the pudding is ready, separate into 2 bowls. Spoon some date paste on each, drain the goji berries then sprikle on top f each one along with shredded coconut, bee pollen and pecans.
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