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Chia Seed and Yoghurt Breakfast Pudding with Fresh Fruit and Coconut

14 Jan

So here’s the result of the second batch of chia seed breakfast pudding that I mentioned in my last post

1 cup of natural organic yoghurt

2 heaped dessert spoons of black chia seeds

Mango

Blueberries

Passionfruit

Shredded coconut

Mix the yoghurt and chia seeds together and leave it in the fridge overnight. Serve with fresh fruit and shredded coconut sprinkled on top. Simple! More posts to follow.

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Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

13 Jan

So the holiday season has swept through like a hurricane and I’ve enjoyed every minute. I ate and drank whatever I felt like and now it’s time for a healthy kickstart – not just for me but also friends and family. Over the past few years I’ve received requests for healthy diet tips and now even to push people to exercise and keep checking in on their progress. This is a sign of things to come…

I began by preparing my breakfast last night. It’s often a difficult meal for most people to master yet it’s so important to start the day with the right fuel to avoid loading up on the wrong foods when you finally become fuzzy and ravenous. I’m as guilty of skipping breakfast as the next person but when I get into a routine I stick to it. There doesn’t need to be a lot of effort involved in preparing a delicious healthy breakfast and I’m a believer in eating the foods that make you feel good.

A fruit salad on an empty stomach can make me feel sick due to the natural acids and sugar while others might find this is perfect for their body. Tune in and notice how you feel when you eat different foods – you are the best person to assess this.

So back to breakfast this morning. You may have heard of Chia Seed Pudding and this is my version which is very basic. I’m experimenting with different ingredients using chia seeds as the focus.

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When chia seeds come into contact with liquid, a gel like substance forms around them similar to tapioca. There’s a plethora of information online about the health benefits of chia seeds and whether or not humans should be consuming them. Again, I believe in moderation and listening to my body and I like chia seeds. I don’t eat them everyday, just when I feel like it.

Chia Seed and Coconut Water Pudding

1/2 cup of fresh young coconut water

1/2 cup of black chia seeds

Organic shredded coconut  

Young coconut flesh

Blueberries

Skinless hazelnuts

Cut open a fresh young coconut, drain the water and scoop out the flesh. Mix the chia seeds and 1/2 cup coconut water in a bowl until it starts to thicken. Divide the mixture into individual bowls (1 serve each), cover and leave it in the fridge over night.

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To serve, you can either leave the pudding as is or loosen it with extra coconut water. Toast some shredded coconut and hazelnuts and sprinkle over the pudding with blueberries, some coconut flesh and crunchy (dry) chia seeds. 

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I have a mix of chia seeds and organic natural yoghurt soaking in the fridge for my next recipe so until then, here’s an old post that makes me laugh…

Emily’s Pavlovas

2 Mar

My talented cousin Emily (who made her own birthday cake last year) came over tonight to surprise us with mouth watering, individual pavlovas topped with juicy fresh fruit!

To make Emily’s pavlovas, follow the directions on my post for Eton Mess to make the meringues.

Top the cooled meringues with 300ml of whipped cream mixed with 1 tablespoon of icing sugar and slices of kiwi fruit, strawberries, blueberries and passionfruit pulp.

YUM! Thanks Em! When are you coming over again???

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