February 11, 2015
I read an interesting article recently about the amazing health benefits of chia seeds. These wonderful seeds, traditionally consumed in Mexico and the south western United States, are becoming increasingly popular as we begin to understand their health benefits. Chia seeds contain dietary fibre and protein, and are a rich source of calcium and omega-3.
I started out adding chia seeds to my non-dairy smoothies in the morning, as I wanted to boost my calcium intake each day. Now I have progressed to making delicious and very satisfying chia seed puddings and, so far, this Cacao Coconut Chia Seed Pudding is my favourite. In fact, I’ve gone a bit gaga for this recipe lately – it’s that good! To top it off, this recipe is made using all natural and organic ingredients. It is raw, vegan, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, dairy free and paleo friendly.
This recipe is so easy to make. You only need a handful of ingredients to make a really satisfying breakfast or snack with the humble chia seed. I think it’s always nice to mix things up with something a little different. On busy days, I love taking my Cacao Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with me in a sealed glass jar, ready for when I’m feeling peckish. I put the ingredients in the glass jar, give it a stir, then pop the lid on and take it with me. So simple!
You can make your Cacao Coconut Chia Seed Pudding the night before. Just add all of the ingredients to a jar, shake or stir it up, and pop it in the fridge overnight. You will need to add more coconut milk in the morning to thin out the mixture, as the chia seeds and coconut milk will solidify in the fridge overnight.
To serve, I top my Cacao Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with cacao nibs, goji berries and raw nuts. Alternatively, this pudding is beautiful with sliced banana and fresh berries. You can also drizzle it with some maple syrup or organic raw honey for a little extra sweetness and add a dollop of nut butter for added protein. The fun part is experimenting with toppings to find what you like best.
May 29, 2016
I have got the most amazingly delicious gluten free, dairy free and cane sugar free chocolate slice recipe for you. Say hello to my Cacao Almond Slice! This was one of the first recipes I ever created over three years ago and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you. My bad!
May 20, 2016
It’s time to crack out the lamb shank recipes! I love this Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato creation. It is really simple to make and full of wholesome ingredients and fragrant spices to make your mouth water. The smells in the kitchen while its cooking are divine.
May 17, 2016
I’m a massive fan of home made almond milk. It tastes great and it’s so simple to make with just two ingredients! It wins hands down in any competition against the store bought varieties of almond milk. It contains a greater proportion of almonds to water, it has no nasty additives, preservatives or thickeners, and …