Rainbow Chia Pot
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.
· 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)
· 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%