Chia and kefir summer pudding

Well, it’s happened. I have finally given in and done a recipe with chia seeds. I vowed never to do this because I wanted to rail against the social media hype whereby chia appeared in everything from mashed potatoes to green-pond smoothies. The thing is, chia seeds do have some ace properties. Chia seeds are really high in dietary fibre, particularly soluble fibre. When soaked in liquid, they can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight, forming a gel-like substance. This gel helps to slow down digestion, keeping you feeling full for longer and aiding in better blood sugar control. It also makes a pudding out of a Greek yoghurt. Also, Omega-3 fatty acids: Chia seeds are one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Also, they’re just nice.

You don’t need to bother leaving this a few hours or overnight, you can at it straight away, but it’ll jjust be like yoghurt with tasty seeds in it (delicious). If you leave it to soak the texture will change into something more wibbly wobbly.

Ingredients

  • 180g full fat Greek or plain yoghurt
  • 2 tbsps of full fat creme fraiche
  • 75ml plain kefir
  • 1.5-2 tbsps of chia seeds
  • A few fresh raspberries and a couple of large fresh strawberries, quartered (add blueberries too if you have them, I didn’t have any in stock)
  • A squeeze of clear honey

Nuush clients: Please apply the portion sizes stated in your account and divide the recipe so that you make only as much you need.

Instructions

Mix the yoghurt, kefir and creme fraiche. Now add the chia seeds and honey and stir it all together. Add half the fruit and stir that in gently too, being careful not to discolour the yoghurt. Now pour it into an attractive glass and leave it for a few hours in the fridge, or overnight. Just before you eat it add the remaining fruit (by the way, this makes a nice dessert if you have friends round, in which case add a touch of double cream to serve). If eating it straight away, obvs add the fruit and just eat it there and then!

Nutrition Info

Chia seeds are small, oval-shaped seeds that come from the plant Salvia hispanica, which is native to Mexico and Guatemala. These seeds have gained popularity in recent years due to their numerous health benefits and unique characteristics. Here are some special and unique aspects of chia seeds:

  1. Nutrient-rich: Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, and various essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. They also contain a good amount of vitamins, including vitamin B complex and vitamin E.

  2. High in fiber: Chia seeds are exceptionally high in dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber. When soaked in liquid, they can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight, forming a gel-like substance. This gel helps to slow down digestion, keeping you feeling full for longer and aiding in better blood sugar control.

  3. Omega-3 fatty acids: Chia seeds are a great plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for brain health, reducing inflammation, and supporting heart health

Good honest nutrition

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Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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