Need a mid-week dessert that won’t completely derail the week’s good intentions? Look no further than the chia seed pudding.
The Happy Pear’s Chia Seed Pudding
This also works as a super-nutritious brekkie, packed with fibre, protein and omega 3s while being low in calories and fat! We never liked the texture of chia seed pudding until we came up with this recipe. The rice milk and banana give it a nice sweetness and the oats give it a bit more fibre and a change of texture.
½ a banana
2 tbsp chia seeds
250ml rice milk
2 tbsp oat flakes (porridge oats) – use gluten-free if you prefer, or leave them out altogether
Mash the banana and the raspberries well. Put them into a jar or bowl, stir in all the other ingredients and leave to set for a couple of hours or overnight.
Sprinkle the top with some extra chia seeds and serve with fresh berries, bee pollen, cacao nibs, goji berries, fresh fruit or whatever you fancy!
Extracted from The World of the Happy Pear by Stephen & David Flynn (Penguin, €24), out now.