Being in a much warmer climate at the moment, I’ve found myself fancying a lot more cold dishes for breakfast, rather than my usual porridge bowls. I had porridge here for the first time this morning and although I did enjoy it (I don’t think i’ll ever not enjoy porridge), it just didn’t have the same cosy, comforting feeling as it does on a chilly English morning. There are also so many amazing tropical fruits available here, so I’ve been enjoying trying some of these delicious sweet varieties of nature’s candy. This recipe is a simple way of spicing up a chia seed pudding, with the addition of one of my all time favourite fruits.. mangos! I absolutely adore mangos, especially a particular kind (which are a new discovery to me) : champagne mangos! I’ve always absolutely adored mangos as it is, but when I recently came across these beauties, it was a complete game changer. They’re not the easiest to get hold of, but if you can then I would highly recommend it!
Chia pudding is one of my favourite breakfast/dessert/snack options as they taste delicious and offer some amazing nutritional benefits too. Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats and plant based protein, so I find that these keep me feeling fuller for longer and are also a good way to get protein in from a plant based meal. You can also get really creative and enjoy chia puddings in many different flavours so you could enjoy a different variety for each day of the week. Another thing that I love about these, is the fact that you can prepare them in advance for next morning if you know you’re going to be short on time- then there’s really no excuse not to start the day with a healthy breakfast!
Chia pudding with mango coulis
- Chia pudding-
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup plant milk (I used coconut)
- 1/2 mashed banana
- Mango coulis-
- 1 cup chopped mango (I use champagne mango)
- 1/2 banana
- Splash of plant milk
- To make the chia pudding, combine the chia seeds, mashed banana and milk and stir well. Leave in the fridge to thicken for a few hours or overnight.
- When preparing the mango coulis, add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Layer this with this chia pudding and top with fresh berries and whatever else you desire.
- Serving Size: 2