Lighten up this spring with this easy-to-make, healthy snack from Alicia Haque, Go Live Explore.
“Chia seeds are ultra-nutritious and packed with healthy omega-3 fats, and fibre. They greatly benefit your heart health, plus they also help to slow digestion, keeping you fuller for longer and preventing huge sugar spikes. If that’s not enough, chia seeds are packed with protein, potassium, and tons of other nutrients, which essentially makes it a superfood.”
With only five ingredients needed and less than 30-minutes to pull together, this can be used as a breakfast, snack or dessert. This recipe yields 2-4 servings depending on your pot size.
2 cups mixed frozen berries (300g) and a handful extra for topping
1 cup almond milk (250ml)
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp peanut butter (and extra for topping)
1/4 cup chia seeds (40g)
Warm the mixed berries in a saucepan on a medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes until it starts to bubble, then cook for a further 3 minutes on a low heat (or until it goes mushy).
Evenly divide the berry compote into the pots and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, add the almond milk, honey and peanut butter to a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Add the chia seeds and blend for a further 5 seconds, being careful not to blend the seeds too much.
Transfer the chia mix to a jar and refrigerate (or put the blender jar in the fridge).
When the compote is cool, give the chia mix a stir and pour it on top of the compote, then refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
To serve, add a spoon of peanut butter and some berries and enjoy!
Leave the pot in the fridge overnight if you can, but if not, 2-3 hours is fine. Substitute peanut butter for any other nut/non-nut butter.
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