Recipe of the week: Cardamon and Saffron Chia Seed Pudding
Fragrant cardamom and precious saffron lift this chia seed pudding, making a filling, nourishing breakfast. Stephanie Achar, Culture Whisper's resident foodie, shows you how
CARDAMON AND SAFFRON CHIA SEED PUDDING
This chia seed pudding is a healthy twist on a traditional South Indian dessert called kesari bhath that my kids are crazy about.
I love the exotic flavours of the saffron and cardamom, and they benefit the digestive and immune systems. Chia seeds are rich in protein, fibre, minerals, vitamins and are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Satisfyingly filling, try it cold or warm for breakfast, or as a dessert.
1 cup almond milk, or brown rice milk for a sweeter taste
A large pinch of saffron threads
¼ tsp ground cardamom
¼ cup of chia seeds
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp of maple syrup
Berries, to serve
A sprinkle of bee pollen, to serve
Combine all the ingredients in a jar and mix well.
Place in the fridge and allow to gel for 30 minutes, then shake again and refrigerate.
Allow it to set for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Serve with berries and sprinkle over the bee pollen. Enjoy!
Vegetarian, free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar
Stéphanie Achar: Simple and Healthy
Stéphanie Achar is a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach based in South West London. She is collaborating with Culture Whisper to create a series of seasonal, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes.
Find more recipes or book a free nutrition consultation with Stéphanie on her website, www.simpleandhealthy.com