Do you know that phenonemon that you’re looking forward to your weekend plans all week long and then get sick? Well, it has been a while but it happened to me this weekend. Instead of meeting friends on the beach and hang out on the rocks for a late summer BBQ I got a killer sore throat and was foreced to go home early on Friday night and keep quiet from there onwards. At least the weather was on my side and desided to go dark, too. Clouds, wind and rain made it easier for me to stay on the sofa all day to drink sage, lemon & ginger tea only to be interrupted by my continous breaks for gurgling with salt & apple cider vinegar water. Yep, I know that all sounds yucky but I prefer going for natural remedies as long as possible as I’ve learned my lessons.. check out this page if you’re interested.
The great thing to be forced to stay at home is not only being lazy with a good reason but also plenty of time to surf the web, check out differnet blogs, Pinterest etc. etc. for some culinary inspiration. As you might know I love my yummy food and even better when it’s healthy and does something good for you. “Mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a healthy body) as a famous Latin quotation says Recently I finally found Chia seeds in my health store where I’m regularly drawn in before my yoga classes. I’ve read so many good things about Chia seeds the last couple of months and was super eager to try them out. They are boasting with omega 3 fatty acids, stabilise blood sugar and are a great source of antioxidants (further benefits here). So when I found a recipe for an not only awesome looking but also super easy to prepare chia seed pudding I was ready to experiment! The result came out pretty fine, it was a great add to our lazy late Sunday brunch today and will definitely be made again soon.
Chia seed pudding with fresh fruit & goji berries
(adapted from a recipe from www.sweetlyraw.com)
What you need..
(for 1 jar which served 2)
2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
1 cup of hemp milk (or any other kind of healthy yummy milk like almond, hazelnut, coconut milk)
Also, I added:
1 tablespoon of raisins (soaked)
1/2 fresh peach
1 tablespoon of goji berries (soaked)
What to do..
Use any old jar with a lid. Mix the chia seeds with the milk, close the lid thight, shake it well and let it rest for at least 30min. Shake it well in between to avoid clumping. If you detect a clump, loosen it with a spoon/fork. After 30min you can already see how the seeds swell. It gets thicker and thicker and I decided to put it in the fridge for today’s bfast which also worked fine. As a result you have a creamy, pudding like cream which can now be served in any kind of way. I already put soaked raisins in the mix which was very yummy, I can imagine that also nuts or cacao taste lovely! Garnish with fresh fruit and soaked goji berries and enjoy your probably healthiest pudding ever!
My and my boyfriend found it delicious, hope you will like it too! If you find any other great variations let me know
P.S. Btw this sweet dish is free from refinded sugar, lactose and gluten.