Green Seasonal Chia Trifle
Happy Wednesday readers! Hope your having a beautiful week. I bring you Green Seasonal Chia Trifle today <3
As much as I keep a close eye on my sugar intake (even unrefined sugars), I love to start my day with something sweet. Usually my first step out of bed is straight towards my colourful, seasonal fruit bowl!
For those that hadn’t considered the benefits of a piece of fruit in the morning, here is the wrap,
- Natural sugars are quickly turned into energy after fasting for the night to snooze helping us to get over that sluggishness sooner
- Fruit is best eaten first… eating slow to digest foods before consuming fruit encourages fruit to sit and ferment in our stomachs and this can contribute to creating gas
- I am a huge ambassador for breakfast. If you can’t handle a meal straight out of bed at least go for your piece of seasonal organic fruit. Look after that metabolism!
Chia pudding is such an easy go-to for me. You can actually mix these guys up, go and get dressed for the day and it will be ready by the time you are. Hint >> if you mix it in a processor the chia will break up allowing it to swell more quickly!
So, now I am going to share with you the rule of thumb for chia as we make Green Seasonal Chia Trifle
1 cup liquid || 2.5 tablespoons chia seeds || one serving
Always take into consideration the consistency of your ‘liquid’. I love pureed fruit and nut milk combos to add some sweetness so if your fruit puree is thick you may need to go for more like 1 1/4 to 1 1/3 cups liquid.
Today’s chia trifle was put together as I was needing an extra kick today so this baby is loaded with healthy medium-chain fatty acids from our beautiful friend, the coconut. Medium-chain fatty acids are used differently being sent to the liver to be immediately converted into energy.
On another note, please respect our farmers and use local and organic produce whenever you can <3 Today’s bananas are from a spray-free roadside stall in northern NSW and, the best spinach from my friend and supplier at Miami Organic Farmers Markets, Sylva. Mangoes are still in abundance but very close to the end of the season and I am very anxious about what will happen to me when I cant buy trays anymore!! My current mango tray is a certified organic spotty/second mangos from QLD purchased at $8.00/tray. In season organics really can be sourced at good prices!
*Using organic ingredients
For chia pudding:
- 1/2 cup home-made raw almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 5 Tbl chia seeds
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1/2 banana
- Handful of spinach
- Organic coconut yoghurt (I have used a locally sourced biodynamic yoghurt sweetened with dates)
- Mango and banana or your choice of seasonal fruit
- Layer the chia pudding yoghurt and fruit to make you happy