figs, sprouted almonds, chia breakfast pud
The other day I was working in Spain and some of my clients who are really nice young boys starting early on the path to become pro golfers. Quite amusing to see the determination in these young people and the great talent that they are surly gifted with. One of them during our session elaborated on what hard work has to be put into becoming super healthy and how hard it is to get into great shape. The body work helps but it is painful, the exercise is good but tiring and healthy food doesn’t taste good. The conclusion was that healthy living is no fun at all. I couldn’t stop laughing. I am sure that in the future he will become one of the biggest health freaks who ever walked on this earth. At young age being aware of healthy verses unhealthy, being body mindful, being focused and hungry to achieve, this is a first step of searching for perfection that frankly doesn’t exist but it turns the healthy living into a super fun ride! I am sure in a little while he will enjoy its many flavors!
Healthy food doesn’t need to be tasteless and boring. We can only feel this way when we are afraid to try new things. Taking ourselves out of our creature of habit territory can prove to be rather refreshing experience that revitalizes our senses and perks up our enthusiasm for life.
We all need a challenge in life to make things interesting. So today I challenge you to a healthy and tasty chia pudding that could be your new favorite breakfast. It is one of mine for sure.
I love the whole food options that are simple to prepare, delicious and satisfying. Using chia seeds is one of these options. A tinny little seed but what a powerhouse of nutrients! Chia seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals, essential fatty acids and fiber. They are nutrient dense but low in calories food that will hit the spot and keep you full for longer. The other great thing about them is that they absorb water over 10 times they weight, which releases slowly into your body while moving through your digestive system, keeping you hydrated. You eat them Raw so you are getting all the goodness of nutrients and enzymes in the original, untouched state that will recharge your battery for life and rejuvenate your natural beauty.
In many recipes for chia puddings you may come across a pile of fresh fruits mixed in or majestically seating on top, making it look amazing and I am sure it tastes great too. In the recipe I am about to revile to you in one moment I don’t use fresh fruits for a reason. According to my experience, knowledge and believe fresh fruits should not be mixed with other foods. They have a high content of water and they are really easy and fast digesting. If we mix them with other foods that take longer to be digested we extend the time that fruits stay in our stomach which allows them to ferment creating bio products that are not beneficial for our health. In people with weak digestive system it can cause unpleasant sensation of bloating and indigestion leading to increased accumulation of toxicity in their body. All the recipes I share with you are geared towards easy to digest, health maintaining and health restoring for your body, so there will be little rules to follow J
Time for the recipe
Dry figs, sprouted almonds breakfast chia pudding
1 cup unsweetened nut milk, preferably homemade but also store bought (see recipe for homemade brazil nut milk)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1tablespoon pure maple syrup or couple of drops of liquid stevia
5 dry figs chopped
Handful of sprouted almonds (soak raw almonds overnight in filtered water and peal in the morning- easy job)
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
Pinch of cinnamon
- Combine nut milk, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, pink salt and sweetener in a bowl. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken. Store covered overnight
- Stir well before serving and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Top with chopped dry figs and sprouted almonds
This recipe will make one portion so multiply the ingredients by as many as you are preparing for. Enjoy your new experience and share with me in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!
Always enjoy life! Xxx. Daria