This recipe comes from my 30Day Meal Plans program, and makes for a nutritious breakfast or a post-workout snack.
It’s so easy to make that you can delegate it to your kids 🙂 . Plus kids always enjoy eating something they made themselves.
Chia seeds need to be soaked. Nature doesn’t want us to eat seeds, otherwise the plant cannot grow; that’s why seeds contain what we call anti-nutrients, which are substances that prevent the absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, etc. In order to be digestible and to avoid this, we need to soak or ferment the seeds (same as with nuts and whole grains). This pudding is a great way to make sure the seeds are soaked long enough.
These chia seeds are rich in omega-3 essential fats, which are fats our body cannot produce and has to get from food. They also help digestion by forming a gel-like substance in the gut, and they prevent constipation.
Serves 6 – Total time 5 min + a few hours
1.5 cup plain yogurt + 1 cup coconut milk
(2 cups coconut milk for a dairy-free version)
1 tbsp. raw honey or raw cane sugar (optional, depends on your taste)
3 tbsp. chia seeds
some fresh fruit: mandarin, kiwi, pear, mango, cherries, berries, etc.
Mix all the ingredients except the fruit together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 5 hours (or overnight).
When you serve, top with your favorite fruit.
This pudding keeps well in the fridge for about 3 days. After this time, it’s still good but the seeds become a bit too watery.