This is a delicious, healthy mousse like chia pudding. It takes minutes to make and is nutritious enough for breakfast, but tastes decadent enough for dessert. It’s the perfect no-prep, make ahead brekkie for those days where you need to get going quickly.
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.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit your specific dietary requirements.
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This zesty, delicious strawberry chia pudding has such lovely balance of flavours and it's so simple to make.
- 400 grams approx. fresh strawberries, hulled
- 400 ml can coconut milk
- 85 grams (¼ cup) rice malt syrup or maple syrup (or more or less to taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder, essence or paste
- 100 grams (½ cup) chia seeds
- Zest one large lime or lemon
Throw it all in a blender and blend on a very high speed until well mixed. Thermomix 30 seconds, speed 6.
Refrigerate for 4-24 hours. The longer it is refrigerated, the thicker it becomes.
- If you find it has become too thick, mix through a little more coconut milk or water to thin it out.
- Serve in a glass garnished with fresh strawberries.
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 it smoothes out.
Replace the coconut milk with a nut milk or dairy milk.
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