torsdag, mars 20, 2014

Chia pudding with vanilla and cacao

It 's not a bad thing this with chia, this little super seed that is full of goodness. This is a wonderful thick and creamy pudding to eat for breakfast. No sugars added at all.

Ingredients for 3 small jars:
1,5 cups liquid (cream, almond milk or coconut water, but I have also done this on berries)
1 tbs cacao powder (omitted if the pudding is made on berries)
1-2 tsp vanilla powder
0,5 cup chia seeds
Frozen crushed raspberries (optional)
1. Stir together the liquid with cacao powder and vanilla powder.
Combine the chia seeds with the liquid and stir well, and stir few times to avoid lumps. 

When the pudding starts to thicken (takes about 10 min) pour over the pudding in jars. 

When the pudding is ready for the fridge I crush some raspberries on top of the pudding .

5. Let he pudding overnight in the fridge,
and can be stored in fridge for several days.

Serve it with: Chopped fruit or berries. For example kiwi, strawberries, raspberries , blueberries and whipped cream or almond milk.

On the top picture I served my pudding with almond butter, raspberries, banana and hemp seeds.

Chia pudding with cream, blueberries, hemp seeds and kiwi.

Chia pudding with almond milk and strawberries.

13 good things with chia seeds:

1. Chia is gluten free

2. It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.

3. It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!

4. It boasts 20% protein

5. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids

6. It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries)

7. Chia contains five times more calcium than milk

8. Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges

9. It contains three times more iron than spinach

10. It contains twice the potassium content of banana

11. It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails

12. It has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics)

13. Chia makes a great egg replacement. Just combine with water to form a gel, and add it to recipes that call for egg.

Chia pudding with cream and raspberries.

Found the facts about chia seeds here.

Uppdated: 2018-01-15 new photo

söndag, mars 16, 2014

Seed Crackers

These lovely seed crackers are so good and healthy. 

Paleo seed crackers

2 cups flax seeds
1.5 cups pumpkin seeds
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups water
a few pinches of unprocessed sea salt

1. Mix together all the seeds and pour over the water (so it barely covers).
2. Let swell for about 40-60 minutes.
3. Spread evenly on a baking paper.
4. Dry in the oven at about 100C (212F) for about 2 hours.
5. Eat with mashed avocado or some other good and healthy spread.

For the swedish recipe.