I'm procrastinating today so thought I'd share with you this amazing, delicious treat that works beautifully as a breakfast, snack or pudding.
I am in love with Chia seeds. They're super high in Omega 3's, meaning they're good for your brain health and memory function, as well as being high in protein to keep you full and stave off those sugar cravings. They are also an economically sustainable seed, meaning no pesticides are needed and no one gets hurt in their growth or harvest.
Blueberries are a little superfood full of antioxidants to prevent disease and aging. Cinnamon controls blood sugar levels, decreasing cravings and improving insulin resistance.
CHIA PUDDING – SERVES 2
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk/cream
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Berries
1 -2 dessert spoons desiccated coconut/coconut flakes
Optional: dessert spoon maple syrup, coconut nectar or raw honey
Method: soak the chia seeds in the milk, coconut and cinnamon in the fridge for 15 - 30 minutes,
stirring every 5 mins or so. Add blueberries and optional maple sweetener to serve.
This simple dinner is not only delicious and super easy to make, it's also full of omega 3 healthy fats which is required for brain health and memory function, as well as preventing degenerate diseases such as Alzheimer's. Healthy fats are also required for lowering bad cholesterol levels and increasing good cholesterol for heart health.
Replacing starchy carbs with complex carbohydrates in the form of vegetables increases fibre in the diet as well as eliminating gluten. Chili flakes are great for boosting metabolism.
Method: Use a peeler to peel zucchini into long strips lengthways to create ‘spaghetti’. Put in a bowl and set aside with some sea salt.
For the pesto, place everything (except salmon) in a blender and blend until creamy. Meanwhile in a fry pan fry up some garlic and coconut oil and cook the salmon fillet for a few minutes each side until cooked through. Mix the sauce, zucchini & salmon together. Serve with goats cheese fetta on top.
These recipes come from my Grandmother who is the love and inspiration of my life and hands down, the best cook in the whole world. Some recipes I've tweaked to make into a healthier version, others I've left for you to enjoy as a treat.