Recipe: Summer fruits chia pudding Recipe

Recipe: Summer fruits chia pudding Recipe


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summer fruits chia pudding recipe


This summer fruits chia pudding recipe is an easy-to-make snack and this works for a nutritious postpartum breakfast you can make the night before too! When planning postpartum meals it's important to create options that include nutrient dense ingredients that can help you to recover, heal and provide you with the strength and energy required for all that's entailed during the postpartum period. This summer fruits chia pudding recipe is a great one to keep up your sleeve and can be changed to suit the ingredients in your cupboard and fridge.

Ingredients:

2 x tablespoons chia seeds (28g)
1/2 cup flitered water (125ml)
1/2 cup organic soy milk (125ml)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 x tablespoon protein powder (I use RAW amazonia)
1 x teaspoon cacao powder
1 x medjool date
Fruit of choice (I used nectarine and raspberries)
Granola (I used Bruce Tea & Coffee Granola - so delicious)

Method:

add chia seeds to a small box
add water, soy milk and vanilla to the seeds
combine well using a fork to get rid of any lumps
set aside for 15-20 minutes until the seeds have absorbed the liquid
blend seed mixture with date, protein and cacao
layer seed mixture with fruit and granola
serve immediately or keep in the fridge overnight

Yum!

The benefits of chia seeds:

A plant based source of omega-3, protein and a great source of fibre. Always soak chia seeds (with water, milk, coconut milk etc.) before consuming to avoid any digestive discomfort. Omega-3 can be found in cold water fatty fish such as mackerel, sardines and salmon, it is also found in plant based sources such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds and walnuts however the body must convert the fats from these sources and does so in limited amounts. Certain types of algae are the best source of omega-3. In actual fact, fish are really the "middle-man" - the fish eat the omega-3 rich algae, and then we eat the fish. In times of high demand for this nutrient, such as pregnancy and lactation, we would suggest a high quality algae oil supplement, which (bonus) doesn't have the fishy aftertaste that fish oil supplements do!

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