Vanilla and chia breakfast pudding
E N E R G Y B O O S T E R This deliciously healthy breakfast packs a wealth of nutrients that makes it a perfect start to your day. Chia seeds: • Contains 8 times more omega 3 (gram for gram) than salmon • Contains 3 times more iron than spinach • Contains 6 times more calcium than milk (plus loads of other benefits) Banana • Contains high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin which is the neurotransmitter associated with feeling happy • Contains pectin, which aids digestion and absorbs toxins and heavy metals from the body • Contains high levels of B-vitamins (great for long lasting energy) as well as potassium (good for heart health) and magnesium (great for skin, energy, plus loads more!) Strawberry • Contains vitamin C, manganese, potassium and bioflavonoids – a fabulous cocktail of antioxidants and the fat (healthy fat, don’t panic) from the seeds helps you absorb the nutrients from the rest of the fruit! Flax (Linseed) • Contains folic acid, vitamin B6, manganese and calcium Brazil nuts • Contains vitamin B1, vitamin E, Selenium, magnesium, copper, phytosterols and omega-6. An excellent source of healthy fats, great for energy and metabolism. Almonds • Contains vitamin E, vitamin B2, vitamin K, manganese, magnesium, omega-6, carotenoids, bioflavonoids and phytosterols (they lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease). Co-enzyme q-10 (also known as ubiquinone) • For energy, cell growth and general cell maintenance. Cinnamon • An anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant.
- 5 tbsp Vanilla yogurt
- 2 tbsp white chia seeds
- 1 whole banana
- 2 whole strawberries
- 3 tbsp granola
- 2 tsp Milled flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts & co-enzyme Q10
- 1 tsp Milled linseed with sesame, cranberry and blueberry
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Find a lovely bowl, and spoon your 5 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt into it, adding all but a few tea spoons of the chia seeds to it and mixing together
- Then, it's just a case of building a beautiful frame of granola, fruit, milled nuts and seeds, the last few tea spoons of chia, honey and cinnamon to it!
- I would recommend that you try and create your own fruity design with it, as that's part of the fun. I like to use edible flowers to spruce it up, and cutting strawberries into little hearts <3
- *Note* Chia seeds rapidly absorb moisture (and can hold up to 12 times its own weight in water!), so you need to eat this fairly quickly to avoid the chia pudding going a bit stodgy and solid.