The lovely Carin from Gala’s Organic Kitchen has put this awesome alternative brekkie recipe together for you. Like all recipes we put up here, it’s
- easy to make to leave more time for surfing
- healthy nourishment for your gidget body
Enjoy this yummy brekkie alternative!
Chia Coconut Pudding with fresh Mango Mousse
Are you bored of your toast or muesli breakfast, or just want to try something different? This chia pudding is a great recipe to keep up your sleeve. You can adjust the topping to suit the season, or what you’ve got at hand. The pudding goes with just about every fruity topping. As we all now know chia seeds are a powerful nutritional package that also give the bowels a little scrub on their way through and plenty of protein to keep you going. Serve this as a healthy dessert on a hot summer evening.
- 400ml organic coconut milk
- 1 cup rice milk or water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- Optional- pinch cinnamon and nutmeg OR 1 tsp rosewater
- soak all of this over night!
2 ripe mangoes
- Coconut flakes
- Lime rind
- Optional finely chopped mint
Mix all the pudding ingredients together and let sit 5 min, then stir again and place in the fridge for about 3 hours before serving, but you can also eat it after about 45 min. You can of course leave it sitting in the fridge for two days and have it ready to go anytime.
To make the topping blend the mango, or chop finely. Dry roast the coconut flakes.
Layer the pudding in glasses followed by the topping and garnish with toasted coconut flakes and a touch of lime rind.
Serve as a surprising breakfast, or delightful dessert.
Other variations to try:
Use almond, coconut, or rice milk instead of water. Try walnut or macadamias to garnish. Incan berries, goji, or prunes to add to the pudding. Apple, pear, or papaya to chop and garnish, or even stewed rhubarb and strawberries.
Chia seeds are high in dietary fibre, which is good for healthy bowel movements, helps you feeling full longer and stabilizes blood sugar levels. They contain omega 3 fatty acids and all 8 essential amino acids! Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements
Lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges and grapefruit: the white meat under the rind contains masses of bio-flavonoids which insulates our capillaries hence protecting our cells from poisonous free radical attackers!