Here is a really nice variation to the Chia Pudding recipe I shared a while back. As you guys know chia seeds can be quite nutritious (they are a source of Omega 3’s, antioxidants, and fiber, among much more!). Chia seeds have been a staple in the Mayan and Aztec diet for centuries, so I’m happy to share this modern recipe that is super easy to make.
- 1 cup milk (your preference; I do almond, but this recipe is quite delicious with coconut milk)
- ½ cup raspberries + some for the final dish
- ½ cup strawberries + some for the final dish
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup blackberries
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- Mint leaves (optional)
In your blender, mix the raspberries and strawberries (leave some for the final dish) until everything is pretty blended. Add the chia seeds. In a container, refrigerate for 3+ hours. Once refrigerated, it’s ready to serve. Top it off with the blueberries, blackberries, the remaining raspberries and strawberries, and mint leaves. Ready to enjoy!
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- Raspberries belong to the Rosaceae family of plants, which also includes roses, apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, loquats, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, and almonds.
- There are over 200 species of raspberries, but they are all aggregate fruits, meaning that smaller sections with seeds and fruit create a larger whole.
- Raspberries have 50% more antioxidants than strawberries. The most benefits come from fully ripe berries.
- Vitamin C
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamin K
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin E
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
- Obesity and blood sugar benefits
- Anti-cancer benefits
Selection and Storage:
- Choose berries that are fully ripe without being too ripe. They should be firm, plump, and deep in color, without being soft, mushy, or moldy.
- Store raspberries in your refrigerator. When taking them out for use, try not to leave them sitting out at room temperature for more than two hours or in strong sunlight to avoid spoilage.
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