This is a delicious, healthy mousse like chia pudding. It takes minutes to make and is nutritious enough for breakfast, and decadent enough for dessert. It’s gluten, dairy and grain free and lower in fructose if you use rice syrup.
What’s so good about it?
The strawberries are a delicious berry with a great antioxidant profile. The coconut milk contains fats which support the immune system, brain, and digestion. Read more about the health benefits of coconut here. The chia seeds are a high protein source of Omega 3 fats and are responsible for the gelatinous consistency. Kerry Rogers says the properties of the “doTERRA lime or lemon essential oil are antiviral, anti fungal, antiseptic, anti-depressant, restorative & tonic. They can positively affect the digestive system, respiratory system, and immune system and promote health, healing, physical energy, liver cleansing & air purification.” She also suggests the orange oil would work well in this recipe.
400 grams (approx) of fresh strawberries, hulled
400ml can of coconut milk
85 grams (¼ cup) of brown rice syrup or maple syrup (or more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
100 grams (½ cup) chia seeds
4-6 drops of doTERRA Lemon or Lime essential oil (see note below). Taste after every couple of drops and check the balance of flavour. You can substitute with zest, but if you have the opportunity try the oil.
Some kids (or even adults), don’t like the ‘tapioca-like’ texture of the chia seed. If this is the case just process it for longer or until is smoothes out.
Don’t like coconut milk
Use full fat milk or nut milk instead (or even a little cream).
NOTE: Only ever use CPTG® grade oils in food, that are clearly marked on the bottle as a being a dietary supplement. Not all essential oils are created equal and most on the market are simply not safe to take internally. Please check the safety of essential oils for you with a qualified practitioner.
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