Rainbow Chia Pot

Serves 2

For my rainbow-obsessed daughter, Daisy on her birthday — a breakfast of Rainbows! This seemingly indulgent chia pudding provides 309 calories, a huge 14g of fibre (which is actually 58% of my daily requirements!), 12g of plant-based protein and more antioxidants than you can shake a unicorns tail at!

Despite their teeny size, Chia seeds are actually nutritional powerhouses themselves full of Omega-3 fatty acids a range of essential micronutrients. This delicious breakfast provides 44% and 23% of my daily Calcium and Iron requirements respectively. It is easily prepared the night before to be devoured in the morning, and can last 2 days in the fridge.

INGREDIENTS

· 4 tbsp Chia Seeds

· 1 tsp Brown Rice Syrup (or any sweetener of your choice)

· 2 tbsp Coconut Yogurt

· 250ml Unsweetened Coconut Milk

· ½ tsp Vanilla extract

· 1 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

· 1 tbsp Sunflower Seeds

· 2 tbsp dried Goji Berries

· ¼ Mango (mashed)

· 1 Kiwi (mashed)

· 1 tsp purple superfood powder (I used Arctic Berries Wild Blueberry Powder, but Acai berry powder works great too)

· 1 tsp pink superfoods powder (I used Pitaya powder but Beetroot powder also works well)

METHOD

· In a bowl, mix the Chia seeds, brown rice syrup, vanilla extract, coconut yogurt and milk; making sure they are well mixed.

· Separate this mixture into a few bowls.

· Mix one part with mashed mango for the yellow layer.

· If you have any coloured superfood powders, then these work brilliantly to both up your antioxidant content, but also make it look extra pretty! Otherwise set aside as it is — it is just as delicious!

· Add a tsp of different colour powders to each bowl (pitaya or beetroot for dark pink, Acai for purple, Goji berry for orange-y) and stir through thoroughly.

· Time to start layering — and get creative!

· Put in the fridge to set for 20 minutes — I like to do mine the night before to save precious time in the mornings.

Calories — 309

Carbohydrates — 37g

Fat — 14g

Protein — 12g

Fibre — 14g (58%)

Vitamin A — 85%

Vitamin C — 89%

Calcium — 44%

Iron — 23%