Breakfast&Juices

            Three layer chia pudding

 

Let's talk about chia!

Chia is one of my favorite superfoods, as those little seeds are full of power!

I was first introduced to them during my time in Chile when nobody here knew it. But in Chile it was well known and appreciated, for example it was already an ingredient in yogurt dishes. And there is a reason why!

Chia seeds contain up to 38% chia oil, as well as high quality protein and vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. There exist black and white chia seeds,which are equal in nutritions. They are originally from Mexico and some people say that they were already used in ancient time to give power and that you would get all necessary nutritions only with them.

When I came back from Chile, one of the first things I did was ordering chia seeds online, because my local health store didn't have them in stock by then. Today you can get chia seeds at every health or organic shop and it's easy to make them a part of your diet.

 

So how can you use chia seeds?

Chia seeds are very versatile and you can almost eat them in and with everything as they have almost no taste. You can simply sprinkle them over your salad or over your yogurt, add them to your smoothies, use them for baking and they can even be an egg substitute.

Because when mixed with water they swell up and become a thick gel.

That is also the trick behind chia pudding. It is actually very easy. Mix your chia seeds with water and let them sit overnight and the next morning you have a wonderful pudding full of goodness. The perfect formula is 3 tablespoons on half a cup water or plant milk. If you use less, the pudding will be to liquid. You can add whatever you like to make it more tasty.

I made three different kinds of flavors. One blueberry layer using Arctic Power Berries blueberry powder, one coconut layer and one caramel layer using lucuma and carob.

Get creative and make your own chia pudding or try one of my recipes!

Three layer chia pudding

 

(fills one glass)

 

Ingredients:

 

9 tbsp chia seeds

1 cup oat milk

1/2 cup low fat coconut milk

1 tsp blueberry powder

1 tbsp coconut rasps

1/2 tsp carob powder

1/2 tsp lucuma powder

(natural sweetener)

 

Procedure:

 

1. Take three different cups.

2. Fill the first cup half with oat milk, add three tablespoons of chia seeds and the blueberry powder. Stir well, cover and set in the fridge.

3. Fill the second cup half with oat milk, add three tablespoons of chia seeds and the carob and lucuma powder. Stir well, cover and set in the fridge as well.

4. Fill the third cup half with coconut milk, add the last three tablespoons of chia seeds and the cocos rasps. Stir, cover and set in the fridge. If you like you can add some extra natural sweetener such as agave syrup or coconut sugar to every layer.

5. Stir again after one hour and let it sit then in the fridge overnight.

6. The next day layer the different puddings in a jar and enjoy with fresh berries or fruits.