This chia seed pudding is perfect for a quick easy breakfast on the go that's very healthy for you but is packed full of flavour. No added sugar makes it very nutritious!
Here is what you'll need:
Ingredients: serves 1
1 cup non dairy milk (or cows milk is fine)
1 teaspoon tahini
1 handful/1 cup fresh spinach
3 tablespoons chia seeds
Fruit to serve, I used Kiwi, Banana and Mango (berries are great too)
So to start into a blender I’m going to add in 1 cup of milk, now you can use any milk for this even plant based milks like almond or coconut it’s completely up to you - just make sure they are the unsweetened versions to you’re not adding extra sugar.
Now to thicken things up slightly I’m going to be using 1 teaspoon of tahini, tahini is simply toasted ground sesame seeds. It’s not enough that you’ll notice the flavour but it will give the chia seeds something to get hold of and help thicken them, especially if youre using plant based milks because theres little fat content.
To the milk and tahini I’m adding in 1 handful of fresh spinach which equates to about a cup full. I dont need to tell you how good spinach is for you but for me it acts as a great visual as when we blend it all together youll get a vibrant green mixture.
So I suggest you using a high speed blender for this, now what I mean by that is a powerful motor - this will ensure all the spinach is blitzed and there’s no chunky bits left over, you want it totally pulverised. Blend it for 1 minute or until the mixture turns a vibrant green and leave to one side.
Into a separate jug, I am adding in 3 tablespoons chia seeds - I love chia seeds, they contain protein, fibre, calcium, anti oxidants and omega 3 fatty acids, all the good stuff and they’re relatively cheaper to what they used to be a few years ago. Chia seeds have little flavour but they absorb up to 14 times their weight in water and form a gel like texture which I really enjoy.
Pour the milk into the chia seeds and stir really well for a few minutes. Meanwhile I’m adding in some fruit to this for extra flavour and some natural sweetness - for me I cant go past kiwi fruit, sliced banana and diced mango but you can use berries or any other fruit you wish to. For a little bit more effort and presentation I stick the banana slices to the side of a cup and then slowly pour the mixture halfway, I then repeat this process with the kiwi fruit and finally fill it to the top.
Place the chia pudding in the fridge to set for at least an hour or overnight, making it really simple for breakfast in the morning as it’s all ready made.
For extra fruit to serve I quickly mix together more kiwi fruit, banana and mango and then place it on the top of the chia puddings and then serve. Great looking from every angle, the flavours are really top draw and the best thing of all is that as its really good for you!