Inspired by one of the most sold dessert after yogurt (Rice Pudding), this Chia Seed Dessert is much lighter, and delivers a real punch in matter of nutrients such as Fibre, Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Calcium, Vitamin C, Powerful Antioxidants and many Essential Phytonutrients, thanks to Green Tea, and Açaì Powder. Plus it is a lot less sweeter than your average Rice pudding and contains no manufacturing additives such as colourings, preservatives, Trans Fat, etc. and can be a brilliant replacement for porridge.
This dessert is suitable for Raw Dieters, as it does not require any cooking, and also Paleo followers, and it is mostly a complete Protein (Lysine being the restrictive Amino Acid).
RECIPE PER PERSON:
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
4 Almonds (or any of your favourite nuts)
4 Tbsp Hot water
2 Tbsp Coconut Milk (at room Temperature)
1 Square of White Chocolate (to sweeten – optional)
or 1 Tsp of Agave/Brown Rice Syrup)
½ Lemon Juice
Small Pea Size Grated Ginger (optional)
1 Tbsp Matcha-Coconut-Sesame Mix
¼ Tsp Açai Berry Powder (optional)
Goji Berries (to sweeten – optional. Or other soft dried berries)
Pour lightly cooled freshly boiled water over the Chia Seeds and almonds (and White Chocolate square). This will soften the seeds, activate the almonds and melt the White Chocolate. Mix well until the chocolate has melted completely and pour the Coconut Milk. Add the Goji Berries, and the grated Ginger. Mix well.
Squeeze the lemon juice and incorporate it to the mix, then pour mix into your serving dish or ramequin.
Sprinkle with the Matcha-Coconut-Sesame Mix (1 Tsp Desiccated Coconut, 1 Tsp (toasted) Sesame seeds and the tip of a Matcha bamboo spoon)
Let to rest for 20 minutes or eat straight away.
N.B. Matcha is very powerful in taste, a tiny bit suffices.
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