Like most people, our summer holidays come with lot’s of road travel. We spent a few days camping in Northern Victoria. It was a drive of 2.5 hours and that meant we needed road food. Also known as chia puddings, here is a simple snack, a nourishing treat that is great for breakfast or any time of the day. There are no particular rules, just layer up any combination of your favourite flavours; then lid it and pop in the fridge or if you’re on the go, pack into a cool bag with a spoon to enjoy when you’re good and ready.
30ml or 1.5 Tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 Cup of your favourite milk – try a combination of coconut and almond milk
1 Tablespoon sunflower or pumpkin seeds – or chopped nuts
1 Teaspoon goji berries or freeze dried pomegranite seeds – or something else to please your palate
1/2 Teaspoon of your favourite warming spices – single or a combination cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, nutmeg
1 or 2 Dollops of full fat vanilla yogurt – dairy or coconut
A couple of generous spoonfuls of stewed fruit or frozen berries
Extras: toasted coconut flakes, cacoa or cocoa sprinkles
Combine chia, milk, dried fruit and spice into in a jam jar or spill-proof container to hold 1 cup of breakfast. Shake or stir vigorously to combine. Let rest for 10 minutes, then stir again. To this dollop on seeds, fruit and then yogurt and any other delicious and nourishing addition.
Tip #1: I enjoy this most at room temperature.
Tip #2: This recipe can be prepared the night before – splendid!
Tip 3#: Prepare chia this way and add to your smoothies