There is literally nothing better than tasty comfort food. I’ve had a severe cold for the whole week and it doesn’t seem to be over soon. I’m trying to help my body with all sorts of natural remedies, such as honey, lots of Vitamin C, even onion and honey etc. If I’m honest, nothing helped so far, so I gave up and decided to make something comforting, in terms of food of course. I was dreaming of pasta with good old cream sauce, but then I changed my mind and went for a healthy alternative I’ve been thinking about for so long. Blueberry chia pudding, that is. For one generous serving, you’ll need:
1 cup blueberries (mine was frozen) ♥ 2 pitted dates ♥ 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup + a few tbsp rice/almond milk ♥ 1/4 tsp vanilla ♥ cashew nuts (optional)
Start blending blueberries, 1 date and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and some rice milk, if necessary. I added some chia seeds to thicken the blueberry sauce as blueberries are quite watery. Pour into a glass and put in the fridge. Then blend 3/4 cup of rice milk with another date until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup of chia seeds and vanilla and wait for a few minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally. Pour on top of blueberry sauce and put in the fridge for a few hours. Garnish with cashew nuts and serve. Bon appétit!
If you’re having a cold like me, let it warm up a bit before you dig in and eat the whole yummy goodness. This slightly ombré dessert is not just tasty and satisfying, it is also incredibly healthy. Blueberries are very low in calories, contain a high amount of antioxidants and have many other benefits (the ability to improve much needed memory is among them!), whereas chia seeds, besides having low calories and lots of antioxidants too, are a great source of protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. Or, in other words, this blueberry chia pudding is one of the healthiest dessert or even meal options you can make by yourself!
PS – The pudding did not have any supernatural effects on my health in case you were wondering! ;)