WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
This is a fantastic snack or fast brekkie to have in the fridge when you need a little pick-me-up. Chia seeds are high in healthy fats, like Omega-3, which are very good for cardiovascular health. The tiny powerhouses also contain several compounds that have been shown to help lower blood pressure and fight inflammation in the body. Coincidentally, those compounds are also found in coffee! The coffee will give you a buzz as well as improve your mood & digestion.
Just 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds contain up to 9.8g of fibre, which a lot of us could do with a little bit more of these days. Fibre is important for our gut health and microbiome. The type of fibre found in chia seeds, soluble fibre, can bind to LDL (the bad cholesterol) along with other waste products and remove them from our body as part of our detoxification pathways.
With the amount of healthy fats, protein and fibre in this recipe, this Tiramisu chia pudding is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and keep you alert and full until the next meal rolls around.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 75ml milk of your choice
- 50ml of Pablo and Rusty coffee concentrate*
- Dash of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sweetener of choice (I use maple syrup)
- 1 tsp of cacao powder or cocoa powder
- Vanilla yogurt
- Optional sweetener of choice such as honey
- Cacao powder
- Cacao nibs
*You can adjust the milk-to-coffee ratio depending on how strong you want your coffee to taste – as long as it adds up to half a cup (125ml) for the perfect pudding consistency
Mix all ingredients together and let it soak for 2-3 hours or overnight. Top with Vanilla or greek yogurt (I use Yopro). You can add sweetener to the yogurt if you have a sweet tooth like me. To finish, dust with cacao powder and cacao nibs. You can serve it straight away or keep it covered in the fridge for up to 1 week.
If you are looking for some more inspiration on how to use the Pablo and Rusty’s coffee concentrate, here are some ideas:
- Add it to overnight oats (see the overnight oat recipe on the bean blog here)
- Add it to your favourite brownie recipe! Coffee can help intensify the chocolate flavour
- Add to your favourite smoothie recipe
- Blend with frozen banana and cocoa powder for a healthy mocha nice-cream. I like this recipe HERE
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Enjoy and see you in class! Fern x