Hemp, strawberry and coconut chia pudding
This little pud is super tasty and is a perfect balance of fast and slow releasing energy. The fructose sugars from the strawberry and watermelon are super easy for your body to access as the blending process breaks down the fibers hence the quick hit of energy - whereas the chia seeds give a slow release of energy as well as a shot of omega 3 and protein. The perfect quick-fix-study-food : ) Also, watermelon is known for it's cooling properties, and studies have shown that eating watermelon can help reduce your overall body temperature which in turn increases the rate you burn adipose (fat) tissue. I am so pleased with this little creation. It's simple, yes, but I often think that the most simple things are often the best. It's tasty, super good for your body, good for your soul, and it looks beautiful. I just really, really love pudding <3 There are so many reasons why switching to hemp milk is a good idea... here are just a few: Benefits of hemp milk ⚜ Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants on earth - and it captures a lot of CO2 ⚜ It does not need pesticides ⚜ Every part of the plant is used. Seed for healthy foods, and the stalk for eco-building materials which lock CO2. ⚜ Braham & Murray Hemp Milk is grown in wildlife friendly fields. ⚜ LOW in SAT FAT ⚜ Enriched with calcium and vitamin D2 ⚜ Free from dairy, lactose, soya, gluten, GMO, allergens, artificial sweeteners, colours and preservatives. ⚜ Suitable for vegetarians ⚜ Suitable for vegans
- 50 g Chia seeds
- 100 g Hemp milk
- 250 g Strawberries
- 60 g Watermelon
- 20 g Desiccated coconut
- As a starting note - I pre-freeze my fruit before making a pudding as I find it gives a finer puree. Contrary to popular belief, recent studies confirm that freezing fresh fruit does not destroy the nutrients! Fantastic news! Freeze away!
- Start by getting 2 pudding glasses. Add 50g of hemp milk and 25g of chia seeds to each one and mix well - keep mixing every so often to get an even consistency,
- Blend the strawberries and watermelon into a puree whilst the chia and hemp milk get settled. It should take about 10 minutes for it to transform into a semi-firm pudding.
- Once firm enough, add 10g of desiccated coconut to each glass as a layer over the chia/hemp pudding (see picture for reference)
- Then, on top of the coconut, add a lovely big dollop of your strawberry/watermelon puree until it reaches the top of the glass.
- Top with a few purple berries for some extra colour and flavour.
- Eat and e n j o y : )