Tropical chia breakfast pudding

The Australian summer is humid, sticky, and tiring. I remember when I was a teenager, being able to spend endless summer days at the beach simply lazing around each day with nothing to rush home to.  Nowadays my life is almost constantly go-go-go, even if I'm on uni break. I do like having a busy life, though I also crave to laze about at the beach days at a time like I did when I was younger. When the weather is as hot as it gets here in Australia over the summer time, it can be ridiculously difficult to function properly. Without a fulfilling breakfast, your day just doesn't go as planned because your brain is lacking nutrients along with your body over-heating. So, I have created a recipe that you can stick in the fridge over-night and eat it on the go. Of course my all time favourite breakfast is a big juicy green smoothie - however, sometimes it's nice to mix it up a bit. Don't fall short and eat toast or packaged cereal - try this delicious Tropical pudding. I promise you will love it.

IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS:

Organic* coconut milk - my favourite is Nakula Certified Organic which you can buy from House Of Organic. Along with that, I have added some super-foods to ensure this breakfast gives you a great morning lift. 

Superblast antioxidant powder - beaming with antioxidants this powder is fantastic for fighting those free radicals we absorb through environmental pollution, and bad food choices. Made from freeze drying a combination of Pomegranate, Maqui, Goji & CamuCamu berries, this powder is delicious and filled with nutrients. With a spoonful of this in your breakfast each morning you'll be getting a nice dose of Iron, Vitamins A, C, Omega-6, potassium and many more. I got mine from the lovely guys at House Of Organic

Maca powder - Maca is indeed one of my favourite superfoods. Not only is it filled with vitamins, minerals and enzymes but it contains ALL of the essential amino acids (which makes maca powder a complete protein). The health benefits are endless, it improves the overall functioning of the endocrine system and adapts to your bodies metabolism to achieve optimal functioning. Throughout history Maca Root powder has been used to treat menopausal symptoms, menstrual cycles, increase energy and wellbeing along with enhancing libido, and rejuvenating the elderly!

*Using organic coconut milk is essential in this recipe, it will determine the taste and consistency and you will be avoiding hidden nasties.

NOTES: Be sure to read the recipe through completely before attempting to create it. I topped mine with some home made granola which was made up of roasted almonds and oats, caramel buckinis & shredded coconut. The granola is not essential, but I like to add it for an extra crunch.

INGREDIENTS:

Pudding//

  • 1 can of Nakula coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • ½ cup of chia seeds
  • 1 Tbs maca powder
  • 1 Tbs antiox powder
  • 1 tbs maple syrup (optional)

Topping//

  • chopped mango
  • fresh passionfruit

RECIPE:

1. Add water and superfood powders to a bowl and whisk them together until combined (ensure there are not clumps remaining)  
2. Shake coconut milk well in the can and then add to a large jar (don't use refrigerated coconut milk, the flesh must not be separated from the water)  
3. Tip in the chia seeds and your whisked super food powders. Place a lid on the jar and shake it up well until all combined  
4. Remove lid and taste - if it's not sweet enough for you, add the maple syrup.
5. When finished, place jar in the fridge overnight (for at least 6 hours)  
6. Your pudding will be ready the next morning, top with chopped fruits and granola.

Love elsie x