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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Vanilla and raspberry chia pots


Some like to have a cooked breakfast to kick start the day, where others may prefer to kick start the morning with a breakfast pot, like the ones pictured here. Perhaps this recipe suggestion may be something you'd like to try? 

'With chia seeds, creamy yogurt and a layer of raspberries, this healthy breakfast tastes so good, you’ll be fooled into thinking you’re eating a delicious dessert,' in fact why not serve it as a dessert ...

Ingredients:
Serves Four
400ml (14fl oz) almond milk
100ml (3 1/2fl oz) natural yogurt
4 tsp honey
1 vanilla pod
100g (3 1/2oz) chia seeds
250g (5oz) raspberries
a few mint leaves to serve

Method:
1. Mix together the almond milk, 60ml (2fl oz) yogurt and the honey. Cut the vanilla pod in half, scrape out the seeds and add them to the mixture. Stir in the chia seeds.

2. Divide the mixture in half. Mash the raspberries (reserving 8) with a fork until they are a purée. Set 100g (3 1/2oz) to one side and stir the rest through one half of the mixture.

3. Chill both mixtures in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

4. Pour the raspberry mixture into 4 jars. Top each with a layer of the remaining mashed raspberries. Spoon the white mixture over the top to give a layered effect.

5. Divide the remaining yogurt between each jar. Finish with a couple of raspberries and mint leaves.


Each serving:
Carbohydrate 9.7g Protein 7.6g Fibre 9.8g Fat 10.3g

Recipe idea from here

If you would like to read more about chia seed and their health benefits, please see here

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

22 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a pretty creation and healthy too! Have a great day.

only slightly confused said...

Too pretty to eat.

Valerie-Jael said...

Ooooh, Jan, this sounds fantastic again. My folder of recipes is growing daily, thanks! Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Tom said...

...raspberries are a favorite!

William Kendall said...

I've never tried chia seeds.

happyone said...

So pretty, almost too pretty to eat. : )

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh these look so beautiful and yummy, thank you for such a fun idea!

NatureFootstep said...

hat dish is summer for me :)

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

Linda said...

Very attractive, Jan, and it looks delicious! Thank you so much for all you share, I really appreciate your posts.

Gloria Baker said...

Look and sounds delicious ! We love chica and greek yogurt!

Missy George said...

They look very cute..I'll bet they taste good as well..great idea.

Adam said...

looks neat

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so pretty and looks so yummy!!!

Carla from The River said...

Yum ... we are getting into eating chia more often. Thank you for the idea.

handmade by amalia said...

I'd love to give this a try. I've started making my own almond milk and I have chia seeds as well, though I've not used them yet.
Amalia
xo

Bob Bushell said...

It looks really nice.

Lisa said...

I've seen chia seeds in the shops but never bought any, this looks so delicious though I may have to buy some. I'm off to google to find more info.
Lisa x

Debbie said...

YuM!! and such a "sweet" presentation!!!

Lynda said...

I do chia seed puddings quite often - great for my dairy free/gluten free grandson. We also make chia seed jam - just cook a few raspberries (or other fruit) in a tiny amount of water, slightly sweeten with whatever you normally use and then stir in chia seeds, enough to make a jam consistency once set. This is actually great served with the chia seed pudding!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This looks so yummy! I love all the ingredients in it.

The Happy Whisk said...

I enjoy those little seeds. So useful in baking too. Quick to whip into a flour.