Food for Thought: Chia Seeds

Food for Thought: Did you know that those tiny little things called chia seads hold the highest source of omega 3 fatty acids for a plant based food?  This is essential for keeping you heart healthy, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and reducing your risk of cardiovascular and heart disease.

So my gift to you and to your health today is this super simple recipe.  Whiz it up the night before, and you've got a breakfast jam packed full of fibre and protein, and it's damn tasty too! 

Once it's all whizzed up, pop into some jars and place in the fridge overnight....

Ready to eat?  I dollop mine with yoghurt....

....and walnuts.....

 

Carrot, Coconut + Chia Seed Pudding

(recipe adapted from the I Quit Sugar website)

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1/2 cup rolled oats | 1 tbsp chia seeds | 1 cup coconut milk or milk of your choice | 1 large carrot, finely grated | 1 tsp ground cinnamon | sea salt | 2 tbsp crushed walnuts | 2 tbsp coconut flakes or shredded coconut | Natural/Coconut yoghurt and walnuts, to serve

Makes 2 large serves

 

  1. Blend oats, chia seeds, milk, carrot, cinnamon, salt, walnuts and coconut until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 jars with lids and leave to soak overnight in the fridge, lids on.
  3. In the morning top with 1 tablespoon of yoghurt and extra walnuts.

 


...screw the lid on and voila.  A breakfast that travels!